Redefine your smile with multiple teeth-straightening options available from Smïl.

Smïl Orthodontics is for you if:

  • You’ve always wanted straighter teeth
  • The idea of conventional braces isn’t appealing to you
  • You’re worried that orthodontics will affect your confidence in the short term
  • You had braces, and your treatment relapsed

Thanks to advances in dental technology, we’re able to realign your smile without the need for conventional braces. With a choice of orthodontic therapies available, you can achieve your desired smile with a system that suits your needs.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics aims to move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position to improve your teeth’s appearance or function.

Which orthodontic systems do you provide?

At Smïl, we aim to provide numerous solutions to give our patients optimal choice over their bespoke treatment plan. We currently offer the following teeth-straightening systems:

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a modern approach to orthodontics that uses clear aligner technology with a series of customised aligners to transform your smile. Each aligner needs to be worn for 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next. If necessary, you will visit your dentist every 6-8 weeks during your treatment to ensure everything is going according to plan.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

  • Each set of aligners is customised to fit your teeth precisely and is designed for comfort. They are more comfortable than fixed braces since they do not have wires or brackets.
  • Patients can get treatment without fear of anyone noticing their aligners because they are practically invisible while worn.
  • Invisalign® aligners, unlike fixed braces, can be removed at any time, allowing patients to maintain proper oral hygiene and eat anything they want during treatment.

How does Invisalign® work?

  1. We take 3-D digital impressions of your mouth with our iTero intraoral scanner at your initial Invisalign® visit, eliminating the need to pack paste in your mouth to take impressions. It is faster, cleaner, and more precise than conventional impressions. If you are thinking about using Invisalign® to straighten your teeth, our scanner will make the procedure more accurate and enjoyable.
  2. You’ll be given a set of aligners to wear. Each progressively transforms your teeth into your ideal smile, one step at a time. Each aligner is worn for a specific period of time before moving on to the next in the sequence.
  3. Treatment duration may vary based on your situation, but the typical treatment period will be nine to fifteen months.

How will I know whether Invisalign® is right for me?

If you’ve decided that Invisalign® is an option you’d like to explore for straightening your teeth, your dentist can perform a “Clin-check,” in which moulds and photographs of your teeth are transmitted to Invisalign®. At your follow-up visit, you will be able to witness a live 3D animation of how your teeth will appear when they are finished. This is a unique approach to examine a ‘before and after’ to assist you to decide whether or not to proceed.

Is it necessary for me to use a retainer following treatment?

Wearing retainers is recommended as long as you want your teeth to remain secure in their place. There is a danger of tooth relapse if a retainer is not worn.

Smïl Aligners

With our own dental laboratory on-site, we can offer our patients our in-house clear aligner system, Smïl Aligners. Used similarly to Invisalign®, our clear aligners will straighten teeth comfortably and are almost invisible. Due to using our own system, we can offer that same great results at a significantly reduced cost.

Effective

Invisalign and our Smïl Aligners work on the same principle: they exert mild pressure on teeth over time to realign them. As you progress from one aligner to the next in the series, your teeth will move a step closer to their optimal end position. Essentially, there is no difference in treatment effectiveness between commercial brands and the aligner trays that we manufacture.

Cost-saving

Our Smïl aligners are made in-house meaning reduced shipping and handling costs. We pass these savings directly to you, for affordable clear aligner treatment.

Time

We value your time, which is why we constantly strive to provide our patients with their aligners as soon as possible. You should expect a quick turnaround time whether you are waiting for your original trays or need one to replace an aligner that you have misplaced or inadvertently damaged. In comparison, large companies may take longer to fulfil requests and mail them back to our Dental Practice.

Damon™

Damon™ is closer to the traditional fixed brace, with the added advantage of clear brackets and innovative wire arch technology. This allows for faster, more reliable results and more comfortable wear than traditional fixed braces.

How does it work?

The Damon™ System revolves around passive self-ligating braces. These eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties,” enabling you to receive treatment without tightening. Instead, the sliding mechanism of the braces, which is used to keep the archwires in place, responds to your tooth movement, gently easing it into alignment. Damon™ braces can be worn by patients of all ages.

What are the benefits of Damon™ treatment?:

  • Treatment that is more efficient, requires fewer sessions and produces consistently high-quality outcomes.
  • The braces are intended to enhance your overall aesthetic profile.
  • Damon™ braces make oral hygiene easier throughout treatment since they do not have elastic ties that attract and accumulate plaque.
  • For those who want a more discreet treatment, the Damon System™ is also available with transparent brackets.

Clear Bracket Fixed Braces

Many people believe that traditional metal fixed braces are too ‘obvious,’ revealing to others that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Clear fixed braces are an excellent choice since they give all of the benefits of straightening and alignment while remaining discreet. They may be an excellent option is you are seeking solutions for the following:

  • Teeth-straightening without high visibility brackets
  • Severe crowding that isn’t suitable for clear aligner therapy
  • Fast, predictable outcomes

Clear braces are made of translucent ceramic brackets that are placed to your teeth rather than metal brackets. Wires that are tooth-coloured can also be utilised, making the brace even less noticeable. During your consultation appointment, we will determine whether transparent fixed braces are appropriate for you.

Insignia™

Insignia is a fixed appliance that is designed specifically for each individual patient. Each bracket is custom-made and treatment precisely calculated to affect your tooth movement in the most optimal way, resulting in fewer clinic visits and faster treatment time.

What are the advantages of Insignia™ treatment?

Being treated with Insignia™ has numerous advantages. Here are a few of the reasons why Insignia delivers quality orthodontic care:

  • Wearers spend less time in braces as a result of 100% customised therapy.
  • Predictable treatment results with precise bracket positioning
  • Bespoke archwires for effective tooth movement
  • Fewer appointments required for your convenience
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