What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities in children and adults. If left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to an improper bite, tooth wear, tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth can also result in a loss of personal self-confidence.

With different kinds of braces, orthodontics can bring your teeth and jaws into proper alignment and give you the facial balance you need for a healthy and attractive smile. Creating a beautiful smile through orthodontics can improve not only the health of your teeth but also your self-esteem: improvements in personal appearance have been proven to enhance our mental and physical well-being. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit your social and career success, as well as improve your attitude towards life.

Types of Braces

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Metal Braces

¬†Today’s fixed metal braces are slimline, unobstrusive and very comfortable to wear. They can achieve excellent alignment of teeth in relatively short periods of time: a modern reliable way to improve your smile.

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Functional Braces

A functional appliance is a removable brace that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time. It alter the posture of the mandible [lower jaw] and transmit the forces created by the resulting stretch of the muscles and soft tissues and by the change in the neuromuscular environment to the dental and skeletal tissues to produce movement of the teeth and modification to the growth of the jaws and lower face


Ceramic Braces

Tooth-Coloured fixed braces are a more aesthetic way of aligning your teeth. They are strong, yet comfortable and lightweight, and you hardly know they are there. This aesthetic option is a favourite for adults and teenagers alike.