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Orthodontics: Malocclusion of the Teeth

Orthodontics: Malocclusion of the Teeth

Malocclusion is a problem affecting the alignment of the teeth and can lead to serious dental health problems. If the teeth are misaligned, they won’t be able to perform vital functions. This can affect overall oral and digestive health.  Malocclusion of the teeth is...
Orthodontics: What Matters to Patients and their Parents?

Orthodontics: What Matters to Patients and their Parents?

Orthodontics is a speciality of dentistry which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of misalignment, or malocclusion, of the teeth. Treatment typically takes between one and three years, with the braces tightened by an orthodontist or dentist every four...
Looking After Your Child’s Teeth

Looking After Your Child’s Teeth

As soon as an infant’s teeth come through, they may be brushed with a soft toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste. It is good to get the baby used to tooth-brushing, but parents should not be concerned if the baby resists at first. The important thing is to...
Developmental Dental Anomalies: Hypodontia

Developmental Dental Anomalies: Hypodontia

Hypodontia is a developmental dental anomaly defined as the absence of one or multiple teeth, not including the third molars. The condition can affect permanent and primary dentition and is the most common developmental dental anomaly. Hypodontia is characterised by a...
Dental Health: How to Keep Your Teeth Clean

Dental Health: How to Keep Your Teeth Clean

Dental healthcare is important for many reasons. The varying size and shape of the teeth allow them to do several different jobs. Not only do they enable us to chew food, they are also crucial to language and communication; they allow us to properly pronounce sounds...
Orthodontics: Treatment & Brace Types

Orthodontics: Treatment & Brace Types

The term ‘brace’ is used to refer to an orthodontic appliance designed to apply pressure to the teeth to change their alignment. The device is typically used for straightening of the teeth but may also be used for correction of the bite. The type of orthodontic...