There are many different types of problems that can occur with the teeth. These problems can occur to anyone at any age, so it is always recommended to attend regular dental appointments to have problems corrected early on so any issues do not persist and cause more damage to the teeth or gums.
Taking care of your braces actually involves taking care of your teeth, while you are wearing braces! This involves two key areas: firstly, how to keep your teeth and braces clean and secondly, what you eat. 6 steps to cleaning your teeth and braces It’s a fact that taking care of your teeth will be […]
Invisible braces fall into two main categories; lingual fixed braces (sometimes called ibraces) such as Incognito, which are fitted behind the teeth and nearly invisible clear plastic aligners with the trademark Invisalign Neither are totally invisible! Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and therefore can only be seen from certain angles while the mouth […]
There are a number of questions that are frequently asked specifically about orthodontics for children and in this article we set out to answer them as simply and clearly as possible… When should my child first see an orthodontist? We recommend that all children have an initial inspection, by a qualified orthodontist, at the age […]
In the past braces were largely viewed as a treatment focused on older children and teenagers whose jaws were still developing. Modern orthodontics recognises that teeth can continue to move at any age. Adults who previously had straight teeth can find their teeth becoming misaligned or overcrowded. Other adults missed out on orthodontic treatment as […]
What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is a specialised area of dentistry dedicated to improving the appearance and alignment of irregularly placed teeth using appliances such as braces and retainers. Orthodontic treatment is also used to correct problems with bad bites (malocclusions) and other jaw irregularities. Orthodontists are highly trained and take further specialist postgraduate examinations, after […]