We are delighted that you are interested in our office. We have designed this webpage to help you understand how orthodontics can support in achieving both a great smile and a great bite.
We value the trust our patient put in us. Our primary goal is to give you both a great smile and a healthy long-lasting bite.
We are committed to provide the best possible treatment using state-of-the art orthodontics in a caring, friendly environment
We strive for excellence in everything we do, and as a patient you should accept nothing less.
Please remember that we are always on hand to guide you smoothly through your treatment. You can contact us at any time through this website, by email or by phone. We will always give you clear, reliable advice.
Thank you for considering our office for your orthodontic care.
What orthodontics can achieve
Most people seek orthodontic care for a great smile.
Though an attractive smile is an important treatment goal, orthodontics is also about the long-term health of your chewing system.
An increasing number of adults decide to have their teeth straightened and their bite corrected
Beautiful teeth not only imply youth by creating an attractive smile, but are also a symbol of health and vitality. It is important to note that teeth remain healthier if positioned correctly.
Teeth, which are crooked but unaffected by jaw discrepancies, can be corrected using repositioning alone. Visible and invisible braces can be used.
Surgical correction (orthognatic surgery) may be necessary in the case of adult patients with jaw discrepancies (i.e. issues related to jaw joints size and/or position). This initially involves aligning the teeth using braces. The orthognatic surgeon will then correct the position of the jaws.
This type of treatment requires optimum cooperation between orthodontist and surgeon, which in turn facilitates excellent result- even in difficult situations.
Treatment in Deciduous and Mixed Dentition
Children who still have baby teeth are only treated to provide the best possible environment for the eruption of permanent teeth. We will either influence the position of the jaws to correct a disharmony between the upper and lower jaw, provide space for permanent teeth, or correct major single tooth anomalies.
Our goal is not to improve the cosmetic appearance of front teeth during the mixed dentition stage. Front teeth may be naturally spaced or rotated during this stage of life. This is a normal condition, and often improves without treatment.
Treatment in the mixed dentition phases lasts about twelve to eighteen months.
Treatment in the Permanent Dentition
The position of permanent teeth can be corrected once they have all erupted, mostly with fixed appliance. The average treatment time is about two years.
What to look for in an orthodontist
Orthodontist are dentists, who has completed a three year postgraduate program in addition too their normal dental education
There are different ways to practice orthodontics, and orthodontists may pursue a variety of different goals.
Though it may be possible to achieve an attractive smile through tooth alignment alone, a patient’s new smile will not last long if their bite is not corrected at the same time. Problems such as crooked teeth, gum issues (periodontitis), jaw joint degeneration (TMD) and tooth wear will (re)occur if your bite is not corrected.
We focus on giving our patients a healthy bite and an attractive smile. It is therefore our highest priority to ensure that your teeth are well positioned in healthy bone and in correct relation to your jaw joints by the end of your treatment.