Orthodontic treatments, like traditional braces and Invisalign®, have revolutionised the options for people with crowded or crooked teeth. We have specialist orthodontists and general dentists, with a special interest in orthodontics, who offer orthodontic services to straighten teeth.
Your specialist orthodontist or dentist will recommend the best option for you, after assessing your teeth. Your treatment options vary from fixed braces, to retainers, to Invisalign treatments and more, for both adults and children.
You will have likely heard of braces. They're traditionally a metal device used to straighten your teeth. There are a range of different braces options available.
These are the more traditional and common type of braces. Small brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth surfaces and a wire is run through them and held in place with a small coloured elastic band. You can have either plastic or metal brackets.
Invisalign® treatment involves wearing a series of clear thin aligners, which are a bit like a very thin mouthguard, or tray. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then the next one in the series is used. Because they are removable, they can be taken out for eating, drinking and sport.
Braces have been around for thousands of years. They were first invented in the early 1800s and have changed dramatically since then. They're used to fix crooked teeth by straightening them, to help you achieve that perfect straight smile, for life.
Invisalign is a modern and virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Since 1997, Invisalign has gone on to transform millions of smile worldwide.
Apart from making your teeth look great, there are also many important functional reasons for straightening teeth:
You could also consult a specialist orthodontist if you notice other problems such as difficulty chewing or biting, if your child complains of a clicking jaw, tooth grinding or clenching, speech difficulties and breathing through the mouth instead of the nose.