Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities such as crooked, crowded, protruding teeth and poor jaw alignment. Its aim is to produce a healthy, functional bite, and improving personal appearance. Orthodontists can also help you maintain a good bite so you could chew and speak comfortably.
The name comes from a Greek word that literally means “to straighten teeth”.
Orthodontic treatment may also be carried out in partnership with your dentist to correct the position of teeth before provision of dental restorations such as implants or crowns and bridges.
With the improved appearance of modern cosmetic braces, an increasing number of adults are choosing orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic appliances which are less conspicuous are available and include clear (tooth coloured) fixed appliances, “invisible” removable aligners, or completely “invisible” or “hidden” (lingual) appliances. Recent innovations have led to the development of low friction braces (e.g.Damon and Invisalign) that can align the teeth more quickly, comfortably and usually without the need for extractions, even when there is a severe crowding problem. These braces are available for both adults and children.
Our specialist Orthodontists using latest technological advancements can help straighten teeth and correct the alignment of the jaws – thus enhancing your oral health, your overall appearance and your self-esteem....