“I don’t know why I didn’t get my teeth straightened years ago!”
This is a very common remark we hear from our patients. Making the decision to go for an orthodontic assessment can be difficult for many people so we like to ensure that once you pick up the phone to us, the most difficult part of the process is over! Our orthodontic assessment will leave you with a clear understanding of the problems that exist with your teeth and the options available to achieve the smile you always wished for. Going down the road of braces on the teeth is a big decision and the purpose of our assessment process is to provide you with all of the information to allow you to make a final decision that you are 100% happy with.
3 Steps To Start You On The Road to Your Perfect Smile:
1. Contact us for an assessment appointment. It is usually possible to arrange this for you within about 3 weeks but often sooner than that.
2. Assessment appointment with Sinead or Christine , gathering records, impressions moulds of your teeth and X-rays using digital imaging to produce instant images a low dosage.Allowing plenty of time to discuss your concerns.
3. Free follow-up appointment to finalise the treatment option which best suits your needs. If at this stage you feel happy about having your teeth straightened, we will make an appointment to fit your braces. Again, this appointment can usually be made within approx 3 weeks.
Patient payment plans:
We tailor our payment plans to allow you to spread the cost over the duration of your treatment with no interest added, making investing in your smile affordable.
Orthodontic treatment usually involves the wearing of braces, fixed or removable, which are used to straighten teeth and correct the bite. Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions.
No, because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontics can
improve the smile of practically anyone.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should get an orthodontic screening no later than age seven. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed.
Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colours of ligature ties. These braces are much smaller than ever before.We also use a low friction bracket system that utilises very low forces with so that it allows for incredibly quick and efficient tooth movement.
Translucent clear ceramic braces are the most popular with adults. Yet, because they are a ceramic material they are more fragile.
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create the teeth movement. There are certain situations for which it would not be recommended. However, we would be glad to discuss this option with you.