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Orthodontics

Orthodontics
OrthodonticsAn effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past. Here is an overview of orthodontics:

  • Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
  • Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
  • Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
  • Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.

Life benefits

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
  • Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won’t move after treatment is completed.

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