Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry concerned with the aesthetics and function of the teeth, jaws and face.
We offer a range of braces & retainers
Fixed or removable braces to straighten and gently guide the teeth into the most desirable position. We offer silver braces, tooth coloured braces and Invisalign.
Stainless steel fixed appliances (train tracks) are normally worn by children but adults can choose them too.
They deliver great results in the minimum time making them the number one choice for most orthodontists.
Tooth Coloured Braces
Tooth coloured braces are very discrete versions of the 'silver' train track braces. They are made of tooth coloured porcelain and are a great choice for people who need to wear fixed braces but do not want to advertise it. Children can also have these braces if they are concerned about the appearance of 'silver' braces.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible aligners that are custom-made to your teeth for comfort. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move gradually towards the final projected position as prescribed. Unlike fixed braces, you can remove the aligners and put them back in again at any time - so you end up with the straight new smile that transforms your life.
The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible treatment that effectively straightens teeth. The Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made removable aligners with unique SmartForce technology that gradually moves your teeth to the ideal position.
Invisalign before and after
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Invisalign clear aligners can be used to treat a wide range of misalignment issues from simple cases such as minor crowding through to complex issues such as a severe overbite.
When you don't have enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit normally, your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist, sometimes getting pushed to the front or the back.
When you have extra space between two or more of your teeth, your doctor calls this spacing issues or gap teeth.
Deep bite can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. In many cases, this is actually a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward.
An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite.
When you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth — rather than on the outside, like they normally would — your Invisalign doctor calls this a crossbite.
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Your Invisalign Doctor at Orchard Dental Practice
Victoria Dixon, Specialist Orthodontist
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