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Orthodontics (Teeth Straightening)    

Make a good first impression

Smiles are a big part of our identity, how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us. Recent surveys have shown that most respondents agreed that people of all ages with healthy, straight teeth are treated more favourably in social situations than those with crooked teeth. Overcrowded teeth can also lead to a variety of other oral health problems.

"We live in a very image-conscious society and impressions are often made within a few seconds.
Straight teeth can make a difference and may increase your chances of certain opportunities." 

The good news!

At GB Dental our dentists are highly skilled in orthodontic treatment.
With the innovative technologies of both the Damon System and Invisalign it is easier than ever to improve your smile in less time than other orthodontic methods, with greater comfort and greater results and benefits that last a lifetime.

  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Confidence to excel in school, work and personal life
  • Broader smile
  • Enhanced facial features
  • Clearer speech for interviews, public speaking, etc

Improve your health

A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health:

  • Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which may help digestion.
  • Aligned teeth create a better bite, which may reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
  • Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but may lead to gum disease and tooth loss.

When left untreated, many orthodontic problems (even minor ones) may become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive gum stress on gum tissue, and misalignment of the jaw joints. This can all lead to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment to correct orthodontic issues are often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.

So, no matter what age you are it is never too early or too late to invest in orthodontic treatment and ultimately invest in yourself. Start enjoying the lifelong results today.

Orthodontic Options - Corrective Treatment

Plates/Orthopedic Appliances

These are removable appliances, which are generally used in younger children to start improving the jaws prior to having braces fitted. There are many different types of orthodontic plates, your dentist will explain treatment options if this is required.

Braces 

Tiny brackets are cemented to the front of each tooth, and stainless steel wires are threaded through. The gentle and consistent pressure of the braces slowly moves and correctly repositions the teeth. We use the Damon System which is at the cutting edge of orthodontic technology. The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it's a whole new way of treating patients. Traditional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile.
damon_3Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

InvisalignProvider2013invisalign

This is the invisible way of straightening teeth. The advantage of Invisalign is cosmetic, the aligners are difficult to detect, and therefore has become particularly popular among adults. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move little by little, week by week, until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dentist.