Orthodontics & Orthopaedics

 


Do you want straight teeth?

Do you want to change your smile?

People have orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health and function of their teeth.

We, at GC Dental, provide the most advanced techniques and treatments in both Orthodontics and Orthopaedics.

Orthodontics is the art of straightening teeth; is the movement and correct alignment of the teeth. When facial bones affect the positioning of teeth, the treatment required is called Dento-Facial Orthopaedics.

Orthopaedics means changing the size, shape, and relationship of the bones of the face and jaws.

We, at GC Dental, specialise in the provision of both.

We offer comfortable, effective braces that are the least visible possible:


- Normal, coloured and stainless steel braces
- Cosmetic porcelain (invisible) braces
- Gold braces

We also cater for those who don't fancy braces but want straight teeth. Today, we can align teeth using thin, clear, and removable correctors called Invisalign. When they are worn, they are almost unnoticeable and they can be taken out whenever you want, this means that you can eat whatever you want, and do all the things you'd normally do.

It's the goal of GC Dental to create beautiful smiles, beautiful faces, and teeth that will last a lifetime.


People all over the world love a beautiful smile. Form, function and appearance of the face is of vital importance. Our practices have a special interest in the growth and development of the face.


Early diagnosis and corrective treatment of irregular growth can help improve not just the appearance but most importantly the function of the mouth and surrounding structures.


We believe that dentists are and should be the Gatekeepers of the airways.
We should encourage nasal breathing and correct function of the nose and airway passages as soon as possible. Children and adults should breathe through their nose and not their mouths.


Nose breathing leads to a better-formed jaw, palate, posture and broad smile with room for all your teeth.


As part of your annual examination your child’s growth will be evaluated to identify early signs of irregular growth. The various treatment options will be discussed with you. Remember we are all different individuals. Growth factors vary from individual to individual. What we eat, how we behave (thumb sucking), any illness that can delay normal growth, the way we were born to the individual genetic make-up we inherited from our parents, can affect form, function and appearance of our faces.


Full face, functional orthopaedics and orthodontics is the newest most progressive form of treatment to intercept and treat imbalance in facial growth and development. The earlier we identify problems the easier it is to treat.


To the lay person, the Functional Dento–Facial Orthodontic and Orthopaedics can be described as improving the size, the shape and the relationship of facial bones.


Functional Jaw Orthopaedics

 

Functional Jaw Orthopaedics (FJO) is the newest most progressive form of orthodontic treatment. This approach treats teeth and jaws starting at birth to manage growth, development and deformation. With this method, various dental techniques are used in one or more phases of treatment to give patients beautiful broad healthy smiles.

10 Great Reasons To Choose Functional Jaw Orthopaedics

“The newest form of Orthodontics”:


1. . Attractive Faces
2 . Beautiful Broad Smiles
3 . Corrects small problems before they grow bigger
4. . Fewer “serial” extractions and overall extractions
5 . Active treatment at age 2
6 . Adult treatment at all ages
7 . Healthier jaws and joints-TMJs
8 . Balances bad bites
9. May prevent surgery

10. Powerful dental treatment with positive life long effects


Numerous adults are treated at the practice for imbalances in their jaws and associate teeth.
In almost all of them earlier childhood treatment to correct imbalances would have made it so much easier. It is with this experience that Dr. Visser feels passionately that children should be treated as early as possible. We are fortunate to have a highly experienced in-house Cranio osteopath who assists in our treatments to correct facial imbalances.


We treat patients of all ages from newborns to mature adults.
In most cases this correction can be accomplished with functional removable orthopaedic appliances as opposed to surgery. Removable orthopaedic appliances can achieve remarkable corrections. We use these kind of appliances to correct the jaw bone prior to correcting the teeth. Once we have corrected these jawbone discrepancies we will concentrate on the balance between the jawbone, the jaw joint and the teeth. Most of us understand that the term orthodontics means the movement and the correct alignment of teeth. We use fixed braces (‘train tracts’) to help us achieve this. These brackets act as individual handles that help us to move teeth. We can also use clear braces for individual teeth.


Our goal is to provide you with personal treatment of the highest standard utilising modern equipment and superior materials. Our clinical endeavour is backed by superior laboratory services and technical support.

 

We assess the needs of each patient individually so we can then tailor-make a treatment plan to specifically suit your needs; we want you to be actively involved in the planning of all your treatment.




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