Smile your way into the New Year

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New Year smile

Let us bring you the smile you always wanted.

Do you go by the phrase, New Year, New Me? Well how about New Year, New Smile! A new year is usually time for lifestyle changes and new diets that people often tend not to stick to. However, orthodontic treatment is permanent* and comes with visible results. Often having a positive psycho social affect too.

Your smile can be improved with:

Braces

Braces can be used to correct malocclusions such as crowding, gaps and discrepancies within your bite. There are many different types of braces, all of which do an excellent job at aligning the teeth. Traditional braces are great as they provide gradual movement into alignment. Hidden braces give you the option to gradually straighten your teeth without anyone knowing about it. Functional braces are used in more severe cases to correct a severe overjet (when the upper teeth are ahead of the lower teeth in a horizontal direction). They are removable braces that help teeth to move into place too most commonly used in teeagers.


Or


A combination of Braces and Orthognathic Surgery

When braces aren’t the right option, due to a severe bite or facial asymmetry, you would need to see a maxillofacial surgeon for orthognathic treatment. This is a surgical treatment that is used to realign the jaw in order to correct bites such as an overbite, underbite and open bite. Surgery is recommended to improve the ability to eat and chew and improve the overall facial structure.  It involves a combination of orthodontics treatment and surgery.


On going care…

Retainers

Once you have finished a course of treatment, you will be advised to wear a retainer. This will maintain the final position of your teeth, we advise indefinite retention to ensure no adverse tooth movement.


Caring for your teeth

New year's resolutions can be hard to stick to however, maintaining good oral hygiene shouldn’t. Brushing your teeth, is part of your daily routine which is why you need to make sure you are doing it right. Using an electric or manual toothbrush along with a fluoride toothpaste is an effective way to clean your teeth, supplemented with interdental cleaning such as floss or interproximal brushes. If you have an orthodontic appliance you should make sure that you follow your orthodontist’s cleaning advice to avoid plaque formation. Dental floss, mouthwash, tongue scrapers etc are also great for maintaining a healthy smile!


If you are interested in an orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us and book an appointment to find out more.


*subject to indefinite retention

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  • Mohammad Malik
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