When a smile is everyone’s greatest asset, overcrowding or wide spaces in between teeth can sometimes take that away. Moreover, it causes difficulty when brushing which can lead to swollen, bleeding gums and even decay.
Fortunately, we can correct your teeth and bring out your mega-watt smile with your choice of metal or ceramic braces, as well as Invisalign®.
Usually a period of 1-2.5 years, but may vary by case. It is essential that appointments are always kept. Retainers are fitted to hold teeth in their new positions after the brace is removed, and if these are not worn, your teeth may slip back.
Your teeth may be a little tender for the first few days, but this will soon disappear as you grow accustomed to your braces. Taking a mild painkiller may help.
Use a small head orthodontic toothbrush to brush your teeth thoroughly, and use mouthwash at night. It is vital to maintain good oral hygiene as teeth may discolour or decay and gum disease may develop. Regular 6 monthly cleaning is required during treatment.
Avoid chewy or hard food — like chewing gum, apples, carrots or crusty bread — as these may break and bend the wires, and also result in the dislodging of the brackets. Sweets, mints and sugary or fizzy drinks may also dissolve the enamel.
If something becomes loose or broken, please call the clinic immediately for an appointment. Do not wait until your next appointment. Broken wire or braces can cause teeth to move in the wrong direction and unnecessarily prolong treatment time.
To find out whether you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with our dental clinician for
an initial consultation. Once the assessment of your dental health is done, our clinician will work with
you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.