A straight smile is a magnificent asset, which can make a big difference in every individual’s social and professional life. Orthodontic treatment is a way of treating irregularities of teeth and faces by gently pushing teeth into correct alignment and positioning of individual teeth and the relationship of the teeth to each other and to the jawbone in which they are held. It is now a popular and effective treatment for adults. The orthodontic treatment will improve the appearance and functionality of the teeth and prevent tooth decay, gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and headaches and facial and jaw pain. Your mouth will be healthier and teeth will be easier to clean.
Smile TRU is the brand name of the clear positioners. It is a series of clear plastic moulds that fit over your teeth to gently guide them from their current, to their desired position. Smile TRU is manufactured under exacting specifications using the very latest in digital production methods and additive layer manufacturing devices (3D printers). Smile TRU features the added advantage of various levels of implementation depending on the types of imbalances present. If you are looking for an invisible solution, it has to be Smile TRU.
How does it work?
Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and apply gentle forces to gradually move the teeth. The positioners are worn until they feel passive, usually around 14 days, you then move onto the next positioner that has further movements built in. This step by step approach ensures that you are only applying gentle forces to the teeth which is both good orthodontic practice and minimises any discomfort when wearing the positioner. The positioner will feel fairly tight when it is first placed and some mild discomfort may be experienced but this soon settles down. Impact on speech is minimal and you will soon get used to wearing them
Benefits of Smile TRU
- Virtually invisible
- Minimal impact on your daily life
- Removable for eating, drinking and cleaning
- Good oral hygiene can be maintained
- You can be treated by your regular dentist
Upper and Lower Schwarz Appliance
A Schwartz Appliance is a removable expander that is used to widen the jaw. It corrects crossbites and creates room for crowded teeth.
This appliance is worn 24 hours a day and is typically used between 8 and 14 months depending on the severity of the crossbite. It may also be combined with other removable appliances in order to accomplish multiple movements. It takes 3 or 4 days to adjust to wearing this appliance, but it is comfortable and generally well tolerated.