Few of us have naturally straight teeth, but with the help of orthodontic treatment, whether using cosmetic braces with ceramic brackets; near invisible Clear Aligners; or other orthodontic braces; you can have a beautiful smile to be very proud of.
Experience has shown again and again that aligning and repositioning your teeth will improve your self confidence. A whole range of different conditions can be treated such as crowded teeth, protruding or misaligned teeth, gaps between your front teeth and relapse after previous orthodontic work.
Is a virtually invisible way of straightening your smile using a series of custom moulded, clear “Aligners” which have been designed and manufactured in stages to gradually shift crooked teeth into place. They are discreet, comfortable and like Invisalign, Originator is made of clear plastic and is designed to correct minor problems which don’t require braces. An effective treatment for simple conditions but not suitable for everyone; we will be able to tell you after a consultation if the Originator is right for you.
Clear or White Braces
Ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces, but require a little more care. They are an excellent solution for patients who are concerned with the appearance of their smile during treatment, as they are very discreet but no less effective than normal braces. The brackets are made of a translucent ceramic material which blends in with the natural colour of the teeth; it is very strong and durable.
Removable appliances fit inside the mouth and develop the size of the jaw to the ideal dimensions. A small jaw usually results in “crowded” teeth. These can be made in many exciting colours.
Mara & Riconator
The MARA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance) is a powerful and effective bite corrector and is used to reduce/correct the excessive horizontal overlap between upper and lower front teeth commonly referred to as an "overjet". The Riconator is also used to correct a smaller overlap between upper and lower teeth.
A Tandem appliance is temporarily fixed to the upper and lower first large back teeth. With the help of elastics and a special removable section, this corrects an upper jaw that is positioned too far back. The elastics and removable section are worn at night only. We use these to replace the old fashioned “head gear”.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal Braces consist of metal brackets glued to the teeth. These brackets act as handles which can be pushed and pulled by wires to move the teeth. These wires need to be tied to the brackets to push on them and this is usually done with little coloured rubber bands or “O” rings. These also ensure the patient doesn’t get bored with the treatment, especially teenage children.
Self-ligating braces are braces with brackets that do not need the small rubber bands that hold the wire in place. The brackets themselves have a sort of trap door that holds the arch wire in place. This creates less friction between the wire and the bracket allowing for more efficient and therefore quicker tooth movement.