What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is primarily the practice of straightening crooked /overcrowded teeth or closing spaces between teeth, and/or aligning the jaws whilst correcting the bite of upper to lower teeth.

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Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating facial and dental irregularities. Crowding, spacing, impacted and protruding teeth are all common orthodontic conditions affecting many of our patients. There are several reason why you might benefit from orthodontics treatment:

  • To improve the appearance of your teeth and hence your smile (which has huge benefits for self-confidence)

  • To improve your bite, which may help minimise the risks of problems occurring later in life (e.g. wear of your teeth, chewing problems and jaw joint problems)

  • To help keep your teeth free from tooth decay and gum problems by making them easier to clean.

  • To deal with “missing” teeth

  • Patients with bite issues due to jaw size problems (underbites/overbites), can also benefit from orthodontic treatment.