Orthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry to correct teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. It is an exciting treatment that provides many benefits, including:
- Better health and comfort
- Better smiles
- Better self-esteem.
It strives to improve the bite by helping to direct the forces placed on teeth.
- Chewing stress is distributed throughout the mouth to minimise excessive stress on bones, roots, gum tissue and temporo-mandibular joints.
- Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush, which may reduce the risk of tooth decay or gum disease.
In many cases orthodontics involves braces. These days, a lot of people are also getting Invisalign.
We have a specialist orthodontist, Dr Derek Baram. He practices all orthodontic techniques, including Invisalign. He will recommend the best treatment for you based on a detailed examination, which includes x-rays and photos. He will explain everything to you in detail so you can make an informed decision about proceeding.
Invisalign is a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, like braces. The aligners are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic, which you wear over your teeth. These aligners are changed about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
Our specialist orthodontist Dr Derek Baram will examine your teeth in detail and advise if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option for you.