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ORTHODONTICS (BRACES)

 

Everyone deserves their own perfect smile, but sometimes that perfect smile needs a little help. That’s where we can help.

We offer a variety of options including our range of discreet metal braces, coloured braces, clear braces, and  Invisalign.

Whatever your issues, however you want to improve your beautiful smile, we would love to be part of your journey towards your unique perfect smile.

How to tell if you or someone close to you needs braces…

Can you answer 'Yes' to any of these questions?

  • Top front teeth that stick out (“bucked teeth”)?
  • Top front teeth that cover more than 25% of your bottom teeth when you bite together?
  • A visible space between the top and bottom teeth when you bite together?
  • Bottom teeth that are in front of the top teeth?
  • Teeth that are crowded or overlapped?
  • Baby teeth falling out very early or very late?
  • Extra teeth present?
  • Top and bottom front teeth with centres that don’t line up?
  • Problems with biting the cheek, gums or tongue?
  • Difficulty chewing or biting with teeth that don’t meet evenly on both sides?
  • Teeth that are wearing unevenly?
  • Jaws that shift off centre when the teeth bite together?
  • Large gaps between teeth?

If you can answer ‘Yes’ to any of the above, then it’s time to find out what the orthodontic problem is.

Call us on 09 416 5050 to schedule a consultation or contact us.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is any treatment that corrects the alignment of your teeth, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Such irregularities can take the form of ‘malocclusion’ (an abnormal ‘bite’ – a problem in the way teeth fit together).

Malocclusion affects more than just appearance:

  • Crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth are more difficult to keep clean
  • Misaligned teeth can cause tension and pain in the jaw joints
  • Social problems can arise because of the effect on speech or an unattractive appearance

The first step in orthodontic treatment is a consultation with one of our dentists. This appointment will give you an idea of the type of treatment required and the approximate fees. Make sure you ask about using one of our ‘Share a Smile’ cards!

The next appointment involves a full examination of the teeth. This may include measurements, photographs, study models, and x-rays of the head, jaws, and teeth.