At Woods Dental we have a particular interest in orthodontics for both adults and children. We offer both conventional orthodontic treatment and short term orthodontics. We believe that in most cases the best solution to creating a healthy smile is orthodontics. This mode of treatment avoids the damage associated with restorative solutions such as porcelain veneers or the long-term maintenance of cosmetic bonding procedures.
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment we would advise you book a consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist Rebecca Wilson. She will identify any additional dental health problems and refer you on to an appropriate colleague if additional restorative dental treatment is required. She also works closely with our Specialist Oral Surgeon Rob Adams in cases requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Our specialist orthodontist identifies the optimal treatment for each individual. Expertise and state-of-the-art technology deliver a healthy, straight smile as discreetly and quickly as possible – ideal for adults seeking the smile they have always desired or parents who want to invest in getting their child’s bite and smile just right.
Orthodontics is the practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaws, by the use of braces. An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They undergo additional years of specialised education beyond dental school to learn the proper way of aligning and straightening teeth to deliver both function and aesthetics.
The gold standard for orthodontic treatment is conventional orthodontics with fixed brackets overseen by a specialist orthodontist. Treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 yrs + depending on the complexity of the problem.
By far the most popular treatment with our orthodontist is fixed braces using 3M advanced clarity brackets.
Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets by 3M are a leap forward in orthodontic ceramic brackets, offering a combination of aesthetics and performance to your patients.
Our specialist Rebecca Wilson can also use clear removable aligners to straighten teeth. She is an orthodontic specialist so is not constricted to specific platforms such as Invisalign. Rebecca’s preferred partner is EasiSmile – C-Thru who offer a bespoke service to the clinician for the manufacture of clear aligners, also known as invisible orthodontics.
For mild cases or patients willing to achieve a compromised result than one of our short term orthodontic solutions may be suitable. These options may be delivered by one of our general dental practitioners who has completed further training in orthodontics.