Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The practice of orthodontics requires specialist skill to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve good facial balance.
Our goal is to achieve both a beautiful and a healthy smile for the patient.
People have orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health and function of their teeth.
People are very aware of how teeth look and an attractive smile can play an important role in enhancing self-confidence. These days, with good oral hygiene and regular dental care, your teeth should last a lifetime
It’s more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping. Inadequate cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Whilst it is possible to keep even the most crooked teeth clean, having your teeth straightened will make it easier for you to look after them.
It is claimed that some bad bites lead to clenching, grinding, and excessive wear and/or uneven wear of the teeth.
In severe malocclusions the teeth can damage the gum. For example, in cases of deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gum behind the upper front teeth.