Why straighten teeth?
Today, with regular dental care, teeth should last a lifetime. Crooked teeth and jaws may interfere with jaw function and speech, leading to long-term dental issues like tooth wear and gum damage.
Orthodontic treatment fixes these problems, laying the right foundations for you and your children’s future dental health. An attractive smile is also a big confidence booster!
Will treatment be uncomfortable?
Wearing braces is generally quite simple with the modern devices available. However braces do require regular adjustment and teeth may feel tender for a few days. During this period, soft foods and mild analgesic are recommended.
Will I need to have teeth removed?
In some cases it is advisable to remove teeth as part of the orthodontic procedure. While no one particularly enjoys tooth removal, it may be recommended to enhance stability, aesthetics and functional results.
How long does treatment last?
Treatment time will depend on the severity of the original issue. For most children and adolescents, treatment can be completed with 18 – 20 months. After braces are removed, upper and lower fixed retainers are fitted to secure the teeth in their new positions.