Orthodontics has come a long way. A trip to the orthodontist in the 60s and 70s almost invariably meant four extractions and a mouthful of wires doing some amazing acrobatics.
Nowadays, braces are smaller and neater. Tooth-coloured braces are available. Plates have also been developed to allow teeth to be straightened, sometimes without the need for braces.
And we do not extract teeth unless we absolutely have to.
Our orthodontic consultations are done over two appointments to allow us to know you and your needs better, and to enable you plenty of time to ask questions.
If you have further queries, we’ve put together an information pack on questions we commonly encounter, and problems to look out for in your child if you think they might need treatment.
Whilst many patients do not need treatment until all their milk teeth have been lost (around 12 years of age), we believe some orthodontic problems should be treated for a better and more stable result.
If you would like to know more, general information on orthodontics can be found here.