Why Orthodontics?

Crooked and Crowed teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This contributes to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. A bad bite also causes abnormal ware of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and /or speaking excessive stresses on supporting bone and gum tissue, and potential jaw joint problems. Children and adults whose malocclusions are left untreated may go through life with reduced self esteem and lack of confidence, affecting their performance in all spheres of life. Many problems if left untreated women, with time and may require extensive dental care later.

Who is an Orthodontist?

A qualified Orthodontist is a dental specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of facial and dental irregularities. All Orthodontists are Dentists but a very small percentage of Dentists are Orthodontists. Admission to Orthodontic speciality programmes is extremely competitive and selective. It requires 3 years of rigourous and demanding training after becoming a dentist to qualify as an Orthodontist who has the vision foresight and the skills to proficiently place Orthodontic appliances and achieve corrections for your teeth, jaws and face that will last a life time.