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Orthodontics at clent dental

What is orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment uses braces to reposition and straighten teeth.
Teeth can cause all sorts of problems, especially when they are coming through, such as:
> They can be very crowded
> Become stuck between other teeth
> Be missing altogether
> Be in the wrong place.
What are the benefits of orthodontics?
Straight teeth look great and help you smile with confidence. Orthodontics can improve function and make cleaning easier. This helps keep your teeth and gums healthy for life, provided you look after them.
What are Fixed orthodontic appliances?
Fixed braces are cemented onto the teeth and should only be removed by your dentist. Due to the fact they remain in the mouth for the duration of treatment they must be cleaned on a regular basis by the wearer.

Treatment normally takes 6-24 months to complete - depending on the severity of the initial problem. Your fixed appliances will need to be adjusted monthly as the teeth will be moving into their more aligned position. Fixed appliances are designed to be as smooth as possible. However, in a mouth that is it not used to them initial discomfort is not uncommon.

If the appliance rubs your mouth wax is available from us. A small piece of this should be removed and rubbed between your finger and thumb to soften the wax. It should then be applied to the part of the appliance which is rubbing. Your mouth usually adapts to the appliance after a day or two. The discomfort is usually temporary.

After fitting, or after adjustments of the appliance, it is not unusual to experience a little discomfort. We recommend taking some pain killers just in case.

Your appliance should be cleaned by regular brushing around and between the brackets at least three times a day, especially after meals. A fluoride mouth wash is recommended on a regular basis, this is because failure to keep the appliance clean may lead to progressive decay.

Dietary advice for fixed appliances; try to avoid chewy foods as it may get stuck between the braces. It is best to avoid fizzy drinks as they contain acid which can damage your teeth. However, if you do choose to drink fizzy drinks then we recommend drinking through a straw.
How long does it take?
Orthodontic treatment can take up to 2 years (occasionally longer) to complete. During this time you will need to attend regularly for appointments (about every 6 weeks).


Once treatment has started it should be completed, otherwise you may be worse off, especially if teeth have been extracted.

You also need to:

At Clent Dental Care Surgery we use fixed appliances with either metal brackets and wires or clear sapphire brackets and white wires. We also use Essix appliances clear, removable, thin plastic for simple tooth movements. Treatment is available for adults as well as children. We offer out of school hours appointments to minimise disruption to your child’s education. Please ask us about our fast treatment options involving expansion and tooth stripping, many treatments are completed within six months.


radiance Clear Polished Brackets

Every Radiance bracket is a polished jewel, made from single crystal pure grown sapphire, the second hardest mineral known to man. Each crystal is honed and then heat polished into a superbly smooth, incredibly clear, and astoundingly strong bracket. Once bonded, Radiance is nearly invisible on the tooth.

Clinical Benefits

Fracture resistance
Radiance is designed to be the strongest possible ceramic bracket. Monocrystalline formation gives Radiance a solid core structure as opposed to a strand structure in polycrystalline. A special heat treat process is then used to seal the bracket and ensure no fissures exist in the surface structure. The result is a remarkably strong bracket that is far less likely to fail during treatment.
Strong and Easy to Tie
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link; that is why special care was placed in developing the tie wings. Radiance tie wings are designed with a smooth radius on the base of the wing to reduce fracture. To make it easier to tie, the under tie wing space was enlarged for easy placement of elastics, ligatures, and chain.
Rotational Control
Controlling rotation is a paramount concern for orthodontists, so our engineers took advantage of the cosmetic properties of Radiance and made the maxillary centrals and cuspids with optimum mesial-distal width. The clinician has greater rotational of anterior teeth with no cosmetic loss for the patient.
Easy to Place
In order to help you place Radiance crystal clear brackets accurately, a special food grade colorant is applied to the vertical and horizontal axes of the bracket, which act like crosshairs for accurately viewing the translucent bracket against enamel. These visual cues assist you with placing Radiance brackets in the correct position on the tooth. Once the brackets are bonded, simply ask the patient to brush and the color rinses away.

Patient Benefits

Smooth Comfort
As much as you will love treating with Radiance, your patients will love wearing them. Radiance is smooth to the touch making them safe and comfortable for the patient.
Just place the brackets and watch your patient smile. Patients concerned about their appearance in metal brackets can now take comfort that their braces are virtually invisible, giving them confidence in work and social situations.
No Staining
Not only do the brackets look great, they stay that way. Radiance's monocrystalline structure and highly polished surface serve as barriers to undesirable staining elements.
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