Orthodontics


Orthodontics

Dr Ferreira also has a special interest in orthodontics ex. Preventative, adolescent and adult orthodontic treatment, ensuring that his patients has confidence in their smiles. We use a patient specific appliance – that means that each tooth gets a bracket that is selected for the twist, length and position of the specific tooth with arch wires that is specific for the tooth position and size of the jaw.
This gives the best results in the shortest time with the best long term stability.
This is not a one size fits all type of appliance.
If jawbones or teeth are not properly aligned it can cause all manners of problems ex. {1} not being able to speak or eat properly {2} not able to clean properly which will result in periodontitis (gum infection) and tooth decay. Aesthetics can also be a major motivation for treatment. With younger children - girls (10-11 years old) and boys (11-13 years old), we can harness growth to correct jaw relationship problems. If teeth are too crowded we will remove some of the permanent teeth to create space and align the rest of the teeth.


ORTHODONTICS: 8 YEARS PLUS

Intervention orthodontics, for example, the jaws do not fit together well, there is a size discrepancy or the teeth do not bite together properly, or the permanent front teeth are crowded or there is spacing.
This can be fixed at an early age and that will allow the teeth and bones to develop normal.
If necessary a second phase treatment can be done at eleven to thirteen years of age.

ORTHODONTICS : ADOLESCENTS

We usually wait for the permanent teeth to erupt before we do the definitive treatment.
This will usually be with brackets and arch wires and might involve removing teeth to create space in the arch to perfectly fit the teeth.


ORTHODONTICS : ADULTS

We use simple orthodontic alignment.
There is no more growth of bones and if you do not care too much about the relation between the upper and lower jaw, but there is some misaligned teeth or spaces between the teeth.
With virtually invisible braces or the ’invisiline’ type trays we can give you the smile you have always dreamed of.
It is an unbelievable confidence booster and can be achieved in as little as 8 to 12 weeks.
The clear aligners is ideal for treating mild to moderate crowding of the front teeth. It is unobtrusive and discreet.

ESTHETICS

We use digital programmed tools that take into consideration your face, level of eyes and lips to create teeth that is perfect for you.
You will not believe how big a difference it makes.
All the teeth are the correct dimension – width and height to suit your features.

 

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