Orthodontics has evolved significantly in recent times. Whilst it was once an option just offered to children, nowadays orthodontics is widely used by adults too. Orthodontics can be used to correct anything from minor cosmetic issues like slightly overlapping teeth to serious overcrowding issues causing pain or difficulty cleaning. There are many orthodontic options available; many of them short term, 4 – 6 months, depending on your requirements.
This advanced system utilizes clear, removable aligners to shift teeth into the desired position. It is ideal for crowded or crooked teeth, closing gaps and aligning your bite. The aligners are switched out every two weeks, moving your teeth closer to perfection.
Still the most widely used method for a straight smile; traditional braces are used for predictable final results. Brackets are attached to the teeth, connected by wires to improve the appearance of teeth, improve your bite and correct underbites, overbites and crossbites.
Metal braces are very noticeable when you smile, laugh, or talk. This can make people feel very self-conscious. Those feelings can be even greater if you have an important event coming up, like a job interview or a wedding. Ceramic braces are meant to be less noticeable, and so a good alternative to more traditional braces.
Ceramic Braces have brackets made of ceramic or porcelain or in some cases plastic. The brackets can be clear or else colored to be the same color as your teeth. Thus, they usually blend in with your teeth much better than metal braces. People with lighter teeth do fine with clear brackets, but if you have darker teeth, having colored braces might be a better option.
It used to be that only the brackets for these braces were ceramic, while the wire itself was made of metal. These days clear wires are available as well, making these braces even less visible.
Get stunning, quick results in just 4-9 months with short-term orthodontics. This purely cosmetic treatment moves your visible “smile teeth” without altering your bite. It uses clear, discreet brackets and wires that match the colour of your teeth. It’s faster and less expensive than options such as aligner therapy, veneers or traditional braces.
Generally a bit more expensive then than a removable partial denture, a fixed partial denture, when indicated may feel more stable and comfortable. A fixed partial denture also helps maintain the natural shape of your face and may help support your lips and cheeks. Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning of your mouth all are important reasons for wearing a fixed partial denture.
Early orthodontics are used to expand the dental arches, making room for adult teeth, eliminating discrepancies between the upper and lower jaw, improving facial shapes or breathing airways and diminishing the chance of TMJ problems.
Our patients choose our dental team for their orthodontic needs for numerous reasons: