Our Practice Offers:

  • Invisalign (Clear orthodontic aligners)
  • Early treatment
  • Non extraction treatment
  • Braces using self ligating brackets

About Orthodontics:

A beautiful smile can increase self confidence, leading to success in all areas of life.  Orthodontics is the area of dentistry which handles the treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws. An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, this means the teeth are either crooked or protruding, or the jaws may be too small.

Invisalign

The Invisalign system uses clear aligners to help move the teeth.  Invisalign is most suitable for minor bite correction.  The clear aligners can be removed for eating or drinking and are barely visible.  Treatment time with Invisalign is usually less than six months.

Early Treatment

The best age for a child to have their first orthodontic evaluation is 7 years old. Even if treatment is not necessary at this stage, early evaluation allows for timely detection of problems so that growth and development can be monitored and treatment started at the ideal time.  Appropriate intervention can influence growth and development, preventing more serious problems later.

The main purpose of early intervention treatment is to guide permanent teeth into their correct position and enhance growth and development of the jaws

The main goals for early treatment are:

  • Create room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Establish facial symmetry or balance by modifying jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Reduce the need for tooth extraction in the future
  • Simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
  • Correct harmful oral habits (eg thumb sucking, tongue thrust swallow)
  • Improve self-esteem

Non – Extraction treatment 

Often with traditional orthodontics teeth were removed to help crowding prior to placement of braces.  In many cases the extractions had an adverse effect on facial form causing a ‘flattened’ profile.  The modern approach is to only extract teeth if it will result in an improvement in facial aesthetics. 

Braces

At Natural Dentistry we use self ligating brackets which are smaller and more comfortable than traditional braces. Traditional braces are held in place with elastics, that need to be changed monthly.  With self ligating brackets the wire is held in place with a slide mechanism.  Because there are no elastics the number of visits and patient discomfort is also reduced

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