Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry that concentrates on a patient’s overall facial symmetry and the alignment of teeth and jaws.

If your teeth are crowded, crooked, twisted or you have big gaps between them, you could benefit from orthodontic treatment. Similarly, if you have bite issues, such as an under, over, or crossbite, orthodontic treatment could resolve this. You don’t need a referral from a dentist to see an orthodontist. You can book a consultation directly with us.

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt. When your appliances are fitted, and at certain times throughout your treatment when your braces or aligners are adjusted, you may experience some mild discomfort, but this will only last a day or two and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief.

This depends on the type of orthodontic treatment you receive and the extent of the orthodontic problem you are being treated for. However, on average, orthodontic treatment ranges from between 12 and 24 months.

Absolutely, children, teenagers, and adults can receive orthodontic treatment and it is effective no matter what age the patient is. In fact, it is recommended that children have an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven to identify any early intervention that may be required.

Once you are accepted for orthodontic care you will be expected to attend an appointment every 6-8 weeks. These appointments are to adjust your appliance. All treatments take place under the supervision of your Orthodontic Specialist. You will also need to continue to visit your general dentist regularly throughout your treatment.

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