Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces, Aligners and other appliances/devices are used to make these corrections by moving teeth and bones. It is recommended that your child get an orthodontic check-up not later than age 7. Early consultation allows the orthodontist to determine the optimum time for treatment to begin. Early treatment can eliminate the need for more drastic measures. In some cases, satisfactory results are unattainable once the face and jaws have finished growing. With proper timing, children may not have to endure years of embarrassment.
INVISALIGN FULL TREATMENT
Invisalign is a removable brace system that uses a series of custom-moulded aligners to move your teeth. The great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are transparent and invisible (no metal bands or wires), therefore nobody is going to realise that you are undergoing treatment – unless you tell them!
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and children. Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement, Invisalign allows you to visualise your treatment from start to finish through animated visuals, which can be viewed online.
Now that you are wearing your fixed brace, it is essential that you maintain a high standard of oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
During your orthodontic treatment you must brush your braces and teeth at least a minimum of four times a day – after every meal and morning and night. Use two different types of toothbrush to do this, a regular toothbrush and an interspace toothbrush (small headed brush).