More than just a pretty smile : Orthodontics can help you keep your mouth healthy too.
Orthodontics is the first speciality of Dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment can be used to prevent problems before they occur, intervene as and when necessary to avoid a potential problem from getting worse or correct and treat irregular teeth once the problem has developed in adults and children alike.
Our practice offers a wide variety of Orthodontic appliances to suite every need. From simple removable braces to more Comprehensive Orthodontic treatment involving Functional appliances followed by Fixed braces. You no longer only have an option of train tracks / metal brackets, you could now starighten yor teeth with clear aligners such as invisialign / ceramic brackets or various other Orthodontic techniques .
Dr Sainath Reddy is a Dentist with Special interest in Orthodontics and you can speak to him to discuss any of your concerns regarding teeth straightening .
“Invisible” removable aligners are perhaps the highest profile orthodontic appliance, with widespread advertsing in magazines and television. Whilst they have become increasingly sophisticated and refined it remains important to be clear about the circumstances in which these devices are best used and by whom.
At Amesbury Dental Care we mainly use Invisialign as a clear aligner treatment option .
After any aligner treatment, retainers will be required to ensure the teeth maintain their corrected positions.
What are aligners?
Aligners are thin clear flexible plastic aligners similar to a mouthguard which fit closely over the teeth. A series of aligners is used to move the teeth incrementally according to a treatment plan developed by the dentist . Aligner appliances are ideally suited to adult patients whose life-style or work commitments make it difficult for them to wear more visible conventional fixed appliances.
As with any other form of orthodontics, a proper orthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan is essential to successful aligner treatment. An accurate impression of the mouth is used to create the customised aligners. Each appliance moves the teeth a small distance towards the intended position before moving on to the next in the series until the final result is achieved. Aligners need to be worn full-time, day and night except for meal times. ￼￼
When should aligners be used?
Aligners are best suited to cases needing simple alignment of teeth without extractions. It may be possible to carry out more complex treatments but an ideal result may require a short course of fixed appliances to upright the roots of the teeth.
Routine aligner treatments include:
● Mild dental irregularity
● Crowding which can be corrected with a slight expansion of the dental arch
● Crowding which can be corrected with minor reductions in tooth width (Inter-proximal reduction or slenderising)
● Mild spacing ￼￼
Both Dr. Reddy and Geetika Parson are trained in providing Invisialign treatement .
Amesbury Dental Care
WIL SP4 7DB
Monday 09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30.
Wednesday 09.00 - 19.30
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 16.30
Saturday 09.00 - 13.00
Monday to Thursday we are closed between 13.00 and 14.00
Fridays we are closed between 12.00 and 13.00