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Orthodontics

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Orthodontics

Tooth alignment can be corrected at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for all age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids anymore.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. We can also outline the treatment plan, expected length of treatment and the exact costs involved as well as tailor an individualised financial plan for you.

The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options.

Orthodontic treatment at any stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad “bite” can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces and in some cases headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

There are many reasons why our adult patients decide to undergo treatment. For some it’s because they didn’t have the opportunity when younger, while for others their problems have become more of an issue with age. Many of our adult patients are having other dental treatment and we work very closely with their general or specialist dental practitioner to provide expert interdisciplinary treatment to facilitate an ideal treatment outcome.

A very large percentage of our patients these days are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.

FAQ's

Our dentist will examine and take x-rays of your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. With whitening, only the pigments in the enamel of the teeth are whitened. Fillings and crowns do not whiten with bleaching .

The root canal treatment aims is to save a tooth that has been decayed, diseased or injured. In this procedure, the dead tissue is removed from the canal, and tooth is cleaned with medicaments and shaped. After that the canals are filled with biocompatible material. In Most instances crowning of tooth is required after root canal treatment. In cases, where root canal treatment may not be appropriate, extraction may be the best option.

With the advent of modern digital radiographic techniques and high speed films ,which has dramatically reduced the exposure times so much so that an average dental x-ray is as harmful as one hour flight.

When your baby does not have teeth yet, you should wipe his/her gums with wet warm clean cloth after every feed. Once baby gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feed with a warm wet cloth and also do make sure that baby is not sleeping with a bottle in mouth. Your toddler should follow routine tooth brushing regimen as rest of the family but making sure to put just a smear of toothpaste. You may choose to use milk teeth toothpaste, which contains less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but regular toothpaste can also be used if right amount is used.