Welcome to Orthodontic Section at THC Dental
Dr Elhadi & his team using self ligation orthodontic appliances for faster, reliable, and excellent orthodontic results. Braces not only produce a great smile, but also align your bite so your teeth fit properly together.
Orthodontic treatment at THC Dental
The initial stages of orthodontic treatment consist of the gathering of information, making a diagnosis, evaluating treatment options, and developing a treatment plan.
- Free consultation
- Full orthodontic assessment by taking orthodontic x-rays, impressions to make study models, and full intra-oral and extra-oral photographs.
- Fitting of fixed braces.
- Adjustments appointments every 6 to 8 weeks.
- Completion of treatment and making of removable retainers
We use two types of braces
- Damon Q this is a metal passive self ligation orthodontic appliances
- Damon Clear is a tooth colour passive self ligation orthodontic appliances.
Damon system as a passive self ligation employs far gentler, more biological sensible than conventional braces.
Treatment time with self ligation (Damon) typically much faster than with conventional braces, in addition the number of surgery visits through treatment is often reduced.
At THC Dental we are committed to act at patients best interest at all times, and to aim for the best aesthetic results that all our patients deserve.
To view more details on Damon Braces product then please log directly onto www.damonbraces.com website.
Life with Braces
Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.
Eating with Braces
At first it may feel like it’s a chore to eat with braces However, before you know it, you will have adjusted to your new appliances and return enjoying the foods you love however, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.
Foods to avoid with braces:
- Chewy/Sticky foods (ie chewing gums, Toffee’s)
- Crunchy/ Hard foods (Nuts, hard sweets)
- Foods that require biting into – (apples, carrots)
Soreness caused from braces and appliances
When you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal for patients who have just had their braces placed, and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! To relieve the pain, we recommend rinsing with Warm salty Water.
Swish this solution in your mouth for just a couple of minutes (do not swallow the salt water).
If the pain is more severe and does not go away after rinsing, you can also try taking a pain reliever. It is also not uncommon for your cheeks, lips and tongue to become irritated for one to two weeks as they mouth adjusts. We would be happy to give you some extra wax that you can put over the braces to lessen the tenderness. If you need some wax, please let us know!
If your teeth begin feeling a little loose, don’t worry; this is normal! Your braces must first loosen your teeth in order to move them into the right position. Once your teeth have been repositioned, they will no longer be loose.
Loose Wires and Bands
The wires and brackets of your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it with you to appointment.
If the loose wire is causing irritation to your lips or cheeks, put wax or a wet cotton ball over the broken wire to relieve the pain.
Take Care of your Appliances
Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process, so be sure to take care of all your appliances. Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the rubber bands, retainer and adhere to instruction given.
Brushing Your Teeth with Braces
When you have braces it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. You will be given a talk on oral hygiene; giving hygiene tips etc on the day braces are placed
You will be supplied with a starter kit at the beginning of your treatment and advised on best toothbrush, toothpaste & mouthwash to use.
Please remember if is not possible to brush your teeth after every meal, then please rinse your mouth with Water.