Orthodontics is one of the ways in which we can use small forces to move teeth to a more desired position. This is more commonly known as braces. Orthodontics has come a long way in the last 20 years and we can now offer a range of more comfortable and discrete ways to straighten teeth, to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
The most appropriate person to provide Orthodontic treatment is an Orthodontist. An Orthodontist is a specialist who has had extra training and experience to be able to provide the treatment in a safe and effective manner. We offer several orthodontic treatments as well as Invisalign.
Lingual braces are an increasingly-popular method of treatment for misaligned teeth due to their discreet nature. Unlike regular train-track braces, they are fitted to the back of the patient’s teeth (the side closest to the tongue) and therefore provide a more aesthetically pleasing solution.
Lingual braces can be a great solution for those living with slightly crooked teeth who wish to improve their positioning in a discreet manner. They are best suited to those who wish to make minor adjustments to the alignment of their upper or lower teeth.
As with all teeth straightening, once the treatment has been completed and the appliances have been removed, the teeth will have the tendency to move back to their original position. Our Orthodontist recommends the use of clear retainers and/or a fixed retainer which will provide you with long term retention to prevent teeth moving back to their original positions.
Clear retainers will require compliance from you to wear them as per your Orthodontist’s instructions. Fixed retention uses a very thin wire which is stuck on to the backs of the front teeth to prevent tooth movement. It is advisable to see your dentist regularly to check that this wire has not become unstuck. Sometimes the Orthodontist may recommend the use of both forms of retention.
Please be advised that we recommend all patients seeking orthodontic treatment should have had a dental check-up by their own dentist or by one of our dentists at K Dental Studios. This is to ensure you are dentally fit before commencing any complex Orthodontic treatment.
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