What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics refers to a type of dentistry focused on the identification and treatment of malocclusion, or misaligned teeth.  Our Colchester dental centre uses the latest developments in orthodontics to eliminate unsightly crooked teeth and correct dental health problems that come from overcrowding and crossing. The target is straight and healthy-looking smile.

When should you have Orthodontics?

Teeth straightening is usually done during adolescence but with new, more inconspicuous, technology teeth straightening is an option to people of all ages. Invisalign braces are barely noticeable so adults feel more comfortable wearing them and it can help improve the appearance and health of teeth.

Choosing you clinician

Orthodontics requires highly-trained clinicians with experience gained over many successful procedures and at Brickstables Dental Practice we have demonstrated that over many years. A new smile can take as little as six weeks to 18 months and our team have the acute skills to achieve it. Orthodontic treatment is a complex undertaking and we have the right staff to give you the best treatment.

The Process

Before any work can be done our congenial staff will need to ensure that are fully aware of your treatment options and that you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action. A consultation coupled with a full orthodontic examination including any necessary x-rays will create the outline for your individual treatment plan. Of course we encourage all our patients to ask questions of your dentist to clear any issues you may have so that your needs can be fully met.

What is the right solution for me?

Each unique problem has its own unique solution so at Brickstables Dental Practice we offer a full range of options tailored to your needs. We have fixed or removable braces as well as the latest in invisible braces so each customer can be fully satisfied with their treatment.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are an extremely effective way of straightening teeth and is customised to each patient. So a fixed brace may be all or part of a treatment depending the amount misalignment. The braces are made of interconnected metal and elastic arches fastened with a dental adhesive. Braces are made from either metal or “tooth-coloured” ceramic.

Before and After

Patient 1

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Patient 2



Patient 3

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