Is Orthodontic Treatment suitable for me?
Orthodontic treatment is suitable for most people providing the teeth and gums are healthy. A 15-minute complimentary mini consult will quickly identify if teeth straightening will be the right option for you. Following this, a more detailed assessment will be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.
Is Orthodontic Treatment painful?
When new braces, aligners or brackets are fitted, a little discomfort should be expected and mild pain relief maybe required. We will give you soft wax for placement over new brackets and advice on what to expect and how to deal with possible issues.
How do I care for my teeth while I am having orthodontic treatment?
Good oral hygiene and adequate plaque removal is very important during treatment. There is an increased risk of developing bleeding gums and tooth decay if teeth are not cleaned properly. We will show you how best to clean your teeth and recommend regular visits to the hygienist, whilst using a daily high Fluoride mouthwash to help strengthen the enamel.
How successful is orthodontic treatment?
Following case assessment and treatment planning, success is based on both the dentist and patient working together. This is to ensure regular visits are maintained and that you understand and follow instructions on wearing and caring for the new braces. After completion, we take retention using fixed wires or removable retainers seriously and will guarantee them for 1 year following treatment.
Am I too old to have Orthodontic treatment?
More adult patients are choosing to have orthodontic treatment and we are achieving great results in all age groups. Following a short assessment we will be able to advise you if teeth straightening is a safe and suitable option for you.