I want to know more about Orthodontics, please!
You may have heard about orthodontic expanders, metal braces, clear aligners and early treatment orthopaedics, but what does it all mean?
Orthodontic treatment is a part of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth, improving your smile and oral health.
Dentofacial orthopaedics is part of a holistic approach to orthodontic care, to develop the jaws for a good-looking face, create space to prevent crooked teeth and establish optimal breathing and long-term function.
Orthodontics can improve your smile, confidence, bite, speech, breathing and chewing.
Your aim is to remove damaging oral habits (thumbsucking, snoring, grinding/bruxism, crossbites) that can cause poor growth and future orthodontic problems. We work closely with ENT doctors, sleep physicians, and speech pathologists to provide comprehensive airway orthodontics for ideal growth.
Your aim with early intervention treatment is to create harmonious top and bottom jaw growth with space for the teeth to grow in straight and avoid tooth extractions or severe orthodontic issues in Phase 2 treatment. We use partial Damon braces, orthodontic expanders, Myobrace and functional appliances (MARA, twin block) to modify facial growth. If Phase 1 treatment has been completed, Phase 2 treatment is often very short or not even needed.
Your aim once all the adult teeth are present is to finalise perfectly straight teeth and a beautiful smile. We use fixed metal braces, dental expanders, and functional appliances (MARA, twin block) or even clear aligners.
Your aim as an adult could be to receive comprehensive orthodontic care that you missed out on as a child, or a short course of aesthetic treatment to straighten the front teeth. Adult orthodontic treatment is often part of a larger treatment plan combined with veneers, whitening, crowns, bridges and implants for cosmetic dentistry, smile reconstruction/makeovers. We provide a one-stop dentist clinic for all procedures in this type of comprehensive advanced care.
Invisalign or Spark branded clear aligners are an almost invisible alternative to traditional metal braces while still providing equal results. Clear aligners can be used for teenagers or adults.