We offer all types of braces, no matter what age you are or what level of complexity your dental crowding problem is. From braces at the front or the back of the teeth to clear aligners, we cater for all.
By embracing the latest advances in tooth straightening technology we have many ways of straightening your teeth depending on personal preference and treatment requirements. We offer 2 types of Aligner braces, INVISALIGN or F22ALIGNERS.
F22 are our most aesthetic and – please ask to see our treatment coordinator who can demonstrate the options in more detail.
Using our latest scanning and software, we can demonstrate how we can move your teeth within minutes and provide you with an indication of what we aim to achieve to meet your dreams and expectations.
Using DAMON fixed appliances with tooth-colour or metal brackets, we can straighten your teeth using a low friction, passive self-ligation and light forces to provide excellent performance and results.
DAMON Brackets provide:
Comfort and Aesthetics due to small and smooth, rounded brackets
Quick and easy wire changes due to the bracket design
Precise positioning of the bracket
Reduced treatment times with increased time between appointment times on many occasions.
Book with our treatment coordinator who will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Orthodontics is a long-term solution to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. Straightening the teeth involves brackets & wires in its traditional approach or modern clear aligners. Either treatment involves the placement of light forces on the teeth to move them into a more desirable position.
Tooth-coloured brackets can be used in traditional cases where the brackets are placed onto the front of the teeth.
Lingual braces are the same as conventional bracket & wire braces. However, these are very carefully placed onto the back of the teeth instead of at the front. These brackets are low profile and are designed not to interfere with the space for the tongue.
How Can Teeth Be Straightened?
A crooked smile can damage your self-confidence but it can be corrected with braces. At The Dentist, our dental practitioners can advise you on the best braces for you and your budget and help you get the straight smile you want.
How Do Braces Work?
If you’ve decided to straighten your teeth with braces, it’s good to know how they work. Your dentist will fix brackets on to your teeth and secure them with bands and flexible wires. Every few weeks or so, you will visit your dentist again so that the braces can be readjusted until your teeth have been realigned into the desired position.
What Are The Different Types Of Braces?
At The Dentist, we offer a number of different types of braces for you to choose from. They include:
Metal Braces – These involve metal brackets being placed on the teeth and secured with bands and flexible wires.
Ceramic Braces – The brackets of ceramic braces can be tooth coloured or clear making them less noticeable.
Invisalign – Clear, plastic aligners are placed inside your mouth. They are custom made and fit snugly over each tooth. These Invisalign aligners need to be replaced every two weeks with another one of a different fit until the desired result is achieved.
Lingual Braces – These are much the same as traditional braces but are fixed on the inner side of the teeth out of sight.
Should I Avoid Any Types Of Food With My Braces?
Sticky foods like caramels and toffees should be avoided if you have been fitted with braces. You should also avoid foods that are overly hard, or at least cut these foods into smaller pieces that are easier for you to chew. Hard bread rolls, crackers, chips and popcorn should also be avoided as the particles can become lodged in the braces or even misalign them. Your dentist will give you a list of the dos and don’ts, just to be on the safe side.
How Long Will I Need To Wear Braces?
On average, once you’ve been fitted with braces, you can expect to wear them for 12 to 18 months. This is just a guideline though and it will depend on the severity of your crooked teeth and the types of braces you have been fitted with. In some cases, your dentist may recommend leaving the braces on for two years, possibly longer. Each case is quite different and will be treated individually.
How Can I Keep My Braces Clean?
The best way to keep braces clean is to not allow them to get overrun with food particles. Avoid foods that have a tendency to get caught in your teeth and braces. Other than that, regular brushing and gargling is enough to remove loose food particles and keep your teeth and braces clean. You will be visiting your dentist at regular intervals when you have braces so get your braces super cleaned at each visit.