Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment involves straightening or moving teeth to improve both appearance and functionality. It works by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth and reducing any crowding in the mouth.

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for all ages, however it is advisable for young children to wait until all adult teeth are through prior to commencing treatment.

Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign Treatment

At Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic, our dentists will discuss the range of appliances available to you at your initial consultation.

How long does treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and it may take anything from a few months to two-and-a-half years. Most people can be treated in one to two years.

Does treatment hurt?
All appliances may feel strange at first, and can cause discomfort. Teeth are usually uncomfortable immediately after a brace has been adjusted, but this will settle.

What happens at the end of treatment?
When treatment has finished, the teeth need to be held in position for a time with appliances called retainers. The retainers hold newly straightened teeth in position while the surrounding gum and bone settles.