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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialised area of dentistry involved in the movement of teeth and sometimes the jaw, to improve a patient's bite, either for reasons of aesthetics, function, pain alleviation or gum problems. This usually involves the use of appliances such as braces, plates and headgears to move the teeth and jaw into a more acceptable position, which corrects that person's problem.

You or your child would be referred to an orthodontist because of in imperfection with your bite, which includes overcrowding or spacing of the teeth. Different bites are classified as follows:

 

Class I

Class II
Class III


Open Bite

Deep Bite
Cross Bite
 

 
 


Visit our Case Studies section for more examples of these bites.

We are able to help people of all ages, although most of our work is done on children whilst their jaws are still growing. We provide treatment for young children aged between 7 and 11 and this is called Phase I treatment. Teenagers usually receive Phase II treatment and Adults have treatment geared specifically to them, realising that image is very important to them.

People usually associate orthodontics with braces and a mouth full of metal. Technology has come a long way and we now provide many options, including 'almost invisible' braces as well as 'psychedelic' colours.