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Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that deals with the correction of facial and dental irregularities using appliances such as braces, clear aligners and retainers.

The goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve a patient’s appearance, oral health and function by gradually moving misaligned teeth and correcting bite problems.

How do orthodontics work?

Orthodontic equipment applies gentle pressure to the teeth and jaws, encouraging them to move into the desired positions over several months or years.

Orthodontic treatment can be applied to patients of all ages, although most treatment is carried out during adolescence, when the teeth and jaws are still developing.

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What orthodontic methods are there?

Today, there are a variety of orthodontic techniques and specialist products.

Fixed orthodontic appliances, commonly referred to as ‘braces’, are still often considered to be the main reference point of orthodontics, remaining one of the most versatile and efficient corrective orthodontic appliances.

They can be used to treat virtually any type of malocclusion, from simple cases to more complex scenarios.

However, there are certain products available that offer performance and aesthetic advantages over others. Here at Art of Dental Care, we have chosen our products and techniques for these reasons.

You will typically have the option of choosing from metal or clear braces. Our orthodontist will always use the most modern, state of the art braces with small, rounded dimensions to make them more comfortable.

Easy to clean and often inconspicuous, our solutions can be tailored for both adults and children.

Find out more

For details on our orthodontic services, and to discuss your options, reach out to the team at Art of Dental Care today. Our aim is to make your orthodontic journey as comfortable and effective as possible.

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