Orthodontic Dental Treatments
Orthodontic treatment (braces) can be used at any age to improve your smile by straightening out twisted or crowded teeth, or teeth that are out of line. There are many different types of orthodontic appliance.
Matthew is a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics. He has been doing orthodontics for over 15 years, including having worked as an orthodontic assistant at Hull Royal Infirmary and York Hospital:
- Clinical Attachment & Assistant at Hull Royal Infirmary Orthodontic Dept. (Hull) 2001-2004
- Visiting GDP at York Hospital Orthodontic Dept (York) – since 2009
He is happy to advise you about your orthodontics options and can carry out straight forward cases, or work to a specialist orthodontist’s treatment plan if you have a more complicated problem. In some situations he may either refer you to the Orthodontic Department at York Hospital, or to a local specialist orthodontist.
So contact us to book a consultation to discuss which method could work best for you.
The most readily controlled and quickest appliance is the fixed appliance. It consists of brackets on the teeth and progressively thicker wires connecting them which bring the teeth into alignment. There are various types of fixed appliance including standard metal brackets and modern tooth coloured brackets.
If you do not want to look like you are wearing braces we can now use modern clear ‘aligners’. Aligners are small, discreet thin plastic appliances which you almost can’t feel or even see. They are also removable for eating and cleaning. These braces are comfortable to wear as there are no metal wires. We use the Quick Straight Teeth clear aligner system. Click here to see a pdf leaflet about Quick Straight Teeth.
Other types of brace include removable braces, functional appliances and lingual braces. Contact us for more information about these methods.