Common questions about orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry which focuses on correcting any misalignment of your jaw and straightening teeth. As you are growing, your jaw is growing too. Your teeth can move through the bone in your jaw so the orthodontist can shuffle your teeth around, using a brace and making them nice and straight. Find out what the differences are between an orthodontist and a dentist and what role they play in your oral health.
No. You may experience some minor discomfort, usually after your braces have been tightened or you fit your new set of aligners, but this can be treated with mild, over-the-counter pain relief, and will only last a day or so.
This depends on what orthodontic treatment you require. Once we assess your orthodontic treatment needs at your free consultation, we can let you know how long you’ll need to undergo treatment. On average, most orthodontic treatment takes between 18 and 24 months. However, for minor corrections we also have Invisalign’s fast treatment options that can achieve results in three-to-six months.