Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

The Orthodontic Clinic is a specialist orthodontic practice. Orthodontics only, is our specialty and passion. Your dentist will continue to handle routine dental work – fillings, extractions, tooth whitening – and we shall concentrate on your orthodontic needs.

Braces

We use Damon Braces.

  1. Metal Braces.

    These are standard braces. They are made of stainless steel and each one bonds directly to the surface of the tooth enabling controlled movement of the teeth in all planes of space by placement of a wire into the slot. Wires are made of titanium alloys providing more gentle forces than old fashioned braces which used stainless steel wires.

  2. Clear Braces.

    Damon clear braces are made of porcelain, unlike most tooth coloured braces these braces have no metal clips. Clear braces do the same job as metal braces they are just less obvious.

  3. Colours.

    Braces are not themselves coloured, but can be “dressed up” with coloured rubber rings. These coloured rings are old technology (over 30 years). They can increase the force applied, bind the wires very tightly and make cleaning more difficult.

  4. Lingual Braces.

    While we can provide braces attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth, these are not as comfortable as braces on the outside of the teeth and as they need to be custom made for individual tooth shapes, are more expensive.

  5. Invisalign.

    We are registered to do Invisalign and also use other brands of clear aligners.

  6. Functional and other removable appliances. We use a complete range of removable appliances.