Orthodontics involves the straightening of teeth, treatment of incorrect bites and improving the jaw position. After an orthodontic consultation with our in-house specialist orthodontists, our patients receive tailor made advice based on their individual needs.
We are committed to adopting the latest technologies to improve your smile. Our specialist is highly experienced at treating both adults and children with bite problems or malocclusions. Orthodontic treatment is one of the most cost-effective ways of enhancing your smile and appearance.
Traditional braces have progressed since the early days and are now lighter in weight and structure than they used to be. They are made from high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets attached to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets link to each other with a thin archwire, which puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
The archwires are connected to the brackets using tiny elastics known as ligatures or o-rings, which your orthodontist will change each time he tightens the braces. Some types of braces have brackets that don’t need o-rings, and these are called self-ligating braces.
This type of braces is currently enjoying a wave of popularity with orthodontists because it provides gentler treatment and requires fewer dental visits. Self-litigating braces use a slide mechanism instead of elastics to connect the archwires.
These braces produce faster results because the teeth can move on their own without needing to be adjusted. This process causes less friction and pressure on the teeth, so movement is less painful. The braces are also easier to keep clean. Having to make fewer trips to your orthodontist means that the process costs less time and money, too.
Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are a clear, transparent ceramic material. The braces are less visible to others, making them a popular choice for adults who need orthodontic treatment. Patients wearing these types of braces occasionally find that the elastics become discolored, which can sometimes cause discoloration or marks on your teeth.
If you’re considering braces to straighten your teeth, there are discreet options available such as Invisalign. Invisalign treatment allows you to transform your smile comfortably and discreetly with virtually-invisible, removable braces.
Invisalign aligners are custom made to gradually straighten your teeth without using conventional metal wires or brackets. Your aligners can effectively correct several different orthodontic issues to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.