We want you to feel confident and informed about your treatment with us, so we’ve compiled some answers to the most frequently asked questions about orthodontics.
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Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that focuses on the correction of tooth and jaw positions with the use of appliances.
A Specialist Orthodontist will begin their career as a dentist and continue further study to specialise as an orthodontist. Many dentists take an interest in orthodontics but Specialist Orthodontists dedicate their career to the practice and have much greater experience straightening teeth and aligning jaws.
Each patient’s treatment time will vary depending on the severity of their misalignment and the treatment option chosen. Most treatment times are between 12-24 months.
Our goal is to correct tooth positions first and leave extractions as a last resort. Should a tooth need to be removed, we will refer you to a dentist or a dental surgeon for the procedure.
During the first few days after an appliance is fitted you may experience some mild discomfort as your teeth adjust - this can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Once your braces have been fitted you will need to visit your Specialist Orthodontist once every 6-8 weeks. Those with Invisalign® clear aligners can take advantage of Dental Monitoring, an app that allows you to keep us updated on your treatment without the need for a clinic visit.
Yes, in order to maintain good dental health we recommend you continue to make regular visits to your dentist.
Yes! Braces can treat a variety of orthodontic issues regardless of the complexity, and can be used in patients of all ages.
Your first free smile assessment is an opportunity for us to assess your needs and discuss your options with you. We will also take a scan of your teeth, provide you with a simulation of your new smile and create a treatment plan for you on the same day should you decide to continue with your treatment.
Angle House Orthodontics offers a range of braces including metal braces, clear braces and lingual braces. To learn more about all the treatment options we offer, have a look at our treatments page
Yes, we are a trusted provider of Invisalign® clear aligners and also offer iTero scanning and Dental Monitoring to pair with your Invisalign® treatment.
Once your treatment is complete you will be required to wear a retainer in order to hold your teeth in place as your muscles adjust to the new position of your teeth. The length of time that you need to wear your retainer varies. This will be discussed with you during your first consultation
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