Frequently Asked Questions
Orthodontics is the specialised branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problems caused by poor alignment of the teeth and jaws. An orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has completed a further 3 years full time orthodontic training on a specialist training programme that is recognised by the Dental Council.
On your first visit a full orthodontic examination is performed and records such as photographs, radiographs and study models are taken. A detailed analysis of your records is carried out to devise the best treatment plan for you. Your treatment options will then be discussed. A second visit may be required to discuss your options further.
Orthodontics can be carried out on both adults and children with healthy teeth and gums.