Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past. 

Here is an overview of orthodontics:

  1. Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
     

  2. Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
     

  3. Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
     

  4. Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.

Life Benefits

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.

  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.

  • Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.

  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won't move after treatment is completed.

 
 

There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear the traditional unsightly metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth.
 

This is often a favourable option for adults who have professional careers and don't feel comfortable wearing unsightly 'train track' braces for months on end. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on their individual cases.

Here is an overview of how they work:

  1. They straighten teeth discreetly, and some can even be removed periodically, making them easier to fit around your hectic lifestyle.
     

  2. They straighten teeth much more quickly than traditional braces, starting from as little as six months.
     

  3. They are more comfortable than traditional braces because they use less force.

Life Benefits

  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth.

  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.

  • Invisible braces are a long-term investment in your oral health.

Invisalign

 

Tooth coloured

FILLINGS

If you require a filling in your tooth, a cosmetic option would be to choose a white filling material that matches the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. You can also have any existing metallic fillings replaced with tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings. This will allow you to smile without a metallic glint in sight, giving your teeth a more natural appearance overall. Here is how white fillings work:

  1. This is a safe procedure that entails the removal of any decay from your tooth, and taking out the metal or amalgam fillings if you are having them replaced.
     

  2. The new filling is made from a very hard tooth-coloured substance and will withstand the forces in your mouth when you bite and chew over a long period of time.
     

  3. The restoration is completed in one visit and your fillings will not be visible when you smile.

Life Benefits
 

  • Natural-looking restoration.

  • Improved cosmetic appearance of filled teeth while still being able to bite and chew as usual.

  • Hard-wearing restorative solution.

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