Orthodontics: Frequently Asked Questions
Do Orthodent centres only provide orthodontics services?
Yes. As specialists, we only provide orthodontics treatment. For all other treatments, contact your family’s dental practice.
Why do you offer affordable prices?
This is a deliberate choice, and is one of Orthodent’s values: to make orthodontics accessible to everyone.
Can I get a quote for my treatment?
Yes, we will provide you with a price for your entire course of treatment during your first appointment.
What is orthodontics?
The purpose of orthodontics is to straighten and align teeth that are out of place. This makes it easier to maintain good dental hygiene and improves the appearance of the patient’s smile. It also helps to avoid complications and impairments.
How do braces work?
Braces are designed to apply carefully-measured force to teeth, to move them into the desired position.
What is "invisible orthodontics"
This involves fitting the braces to the back of the teeth (invisible from the exterior) or using transparent mini-braces.
How long does a course of orthodontics treatment last ?
Treatment length varies for each patient. In general, a course of treatment including brace fitting lasts around two years.
Are my braces made to measure?
Yes, your braces will be designed specially for you and tailored to your requirements.
What would happen if I decided not to have the treatment?
If you have incorrectly-aligned teeth or a malformed jaw bone and you fail to have the problem treated, you risk the following consequences:
- Problems chewing, swallowing and speaking, which could become worse, even if they are not visible or audible.
- Problems maintaining good dental hygiene, leading to tooth decay and tooth loss.
- Potential jaw bone and cranial problems, including biting defects.
- Potential headaches.
- Potential nasopharyngeal problems, leading to recurring ear infections and respiratory obstructions.
- Unsightly facial and skin appearance.
- Professional and social impairment.
Is dental hygiene important?
Yes, where necessary, wearing braces is important for your dental hygiene and can help to prevent future complications.
Absolutely. We offer a range of discreet, comfortable and effective braces