It is a type of dental treatment that aims to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.
Orthodontics uses mechanical devices, such as a brace, over a certain period of time (usually 18 months to two years) to correct the position of the teeth.
If you are interested in having orthodontic treatment we can arrange a referral to a specialist for assessment.
A normal toothbrush will not properly clean the spaces between orthodontic brackets and wires. There are many different brushes and oral health aids available to help keep around your braces clean and prevent cavities or damage to your teeth while you undergo orthodontic treatment.
Tufted brushes are ideal for cleaning close to the brackets. It is important your oral hygiene routine is both through and meticulous while you have braces on. These brushes should be used along with your normal toothbrush to keep your smile healthy and bright. Major damage can be caused to the teeth by poor oral hygiene and lack of care.