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What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

What are Braces?

Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving teeth. Braces (bands, brackets and wires) are usually made of stainless steel although clear brackets are available, usually at extra cost.

What are some possible benefits of orthodontics?

A more attractive smile • Reduced appearance-consciousness during critical development years • Better function of the teeth • Possible increase in self-confidence • Increased ability to clean the teeth • Improved force distribution and wear patterns of the teeth • Better long term health of teeth and gums • Guide permanent teeth into more favorable positions • Reduce the risk of injury to protruded front teeth • Aid in optimizing other dental treatment.

How Long Do I Need To Wear Braces For?

Orthodontic treatment usually takes 18 - 24 months. Some cases may be finished earlier and others may take longer to complete. The total treatment time depends on the severity of the original malocclusion, the type of treatment carried out, and the co-operation of the patient


At the completion of the active part of orthodontic treatment, the braces are removed and retaining appliances (retainers) are fitted to hold the teeth steady in their new position. These appliances may be removable plates or wires fitted behind the teeth. Retainers play an important role in orthodontic treatment for, if they are not worn according to instructions, the teeth may move back towards their original position.

The retaining appliances are usually worn:

  • Full-time for up to one year
  • Just at night for a further year
  • Phased out altogether over one more year

  • The corrected teeth are observed periodically for up to five years after the retainers have been phased out. During retention and the subsequent observation period, patients are expected to attend once or twice a year.


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