Orthodontics Including Invisalign

We are very lucky to have Dr. Joanne Collins , a Specialist Orthodontist who is also a Consultant at the Eastman Dental Hospital. 

Joanne has a wealth of experience in treating complex cases but is equally skilled in treating simpler cases in both adults and children. At Kew Dental Care, we offer both Invisalign and fixed braces. Book a consultation with Joanne, who will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatment. In more complex multidisciplinary cases, Joanne works with our restorative dentists so that optimal form, function and aesthetics can be achieved. 

What is orthodontic (teeth straightening) treatment?

Orthodontics, commonly referred to as teeth straightening, involves the use of devices to correct crooked or crowded teeth. When teeth are crowded, widely spaced, or have an abnormal bite, orthodontic treatment comes into play. There are different treatment options available, including fixed braces that consist of wires and brackets attached to your teeth, as well as clear, removable aligners like Invisalign. It's important to note that misaligned teeth not only affect aesthetics but can also impact oral function and exert unnecessary strain on the mouth. This can potentially lead to tooth decay, fractures, gum disease, and tooth wear.

Contrary to the misconception that braces are only for teenagers, they are suitable for individuals of all ages. Depending on your specific needs, there are a variety of options to choose from. Book in for a consultation today so we can help you to achieve the smile you desire.

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When you opt for Invisalign, we will begin by capturing 3D images of your teeth. This enables us to create a customised treatment plan and provide a preview of the expected outcome, showcasing your new smile.

If you proceed with the treatment, it involves wearing a series of clear aligners. These aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually guiding them into a more aesthetically pleasing position.

One of the advantages of Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners when eating or cleaning them. Every few weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners. Each set will make subtle adjustments to the position of your teeth, which you may hardly notice.

The duration of Invisalign treatment typically ranges from 6 to 12 months, depending on the complexity of your specific malocclusions.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are made up of small brackets attached to each of your teeth and joined by a wire. Thicker wires are placed and adjusted overtime, creating a gentle pressure which gradually aligns your teeth. Here at Kew Dental Care we offer the following types of Fixed braces

  • Lingual braces - Lingual braces offer the same effectiveness as traditional braces, but with a hidden advantage. They use metal brackets and wires, just like traditional braces, but are discreetly attached to the inside surface of your teeth. This means they are not visible when you smile. If you engage in contact sports or play a wind instrument, lingual braces can be a highly effective choice for you.
  • Clear, ceramic braces - Clear braces utilise the same technique as traditional metal braces but with the advantage of being less noticeable. They consist of ceramic, clear brackets and a thin wire. While the wire is typically made of metal, it can also be coated with plastic, further enhancing the discreetness of the braces.
  • Traditional metal braces - Traditional braces have metal brackets that are attached to the front of your teeth and connected by a metal wire.

Fixed braces cannot be removed for the duration of your treatment.

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