The majority of people in the West have crowded teeth and underdeveloped jaws and dental arches due to evolutionary changes and a soft Western diet. This can effect the shape of the face, the lips, the chin and the smile.
Our holistic approach is to look not only at the teeth but the whole person. We make special reference to the face, so that we can achieve the most pleasing and bright smile possible.
Orthopaedics is the concept of guiding the growth of the developing jaws to obtain the best facial appearance and smile. This usually involves simple braces to expand and develop the arches.
Orthodontics is moving and straightening the teeth within the arch, to level and align them. This is usually done with fixed braces. We use the latest 'Delta' brace system from America which completes the treatment in half the time of conventional procedures.
We do also fit 'lingual cosmetic braces' on the inside of the teeth which do not show if required
Care is taken to allow good speech, full lips, a healthy swallowing pattern, aesthetic profile and a full attractive smile.