Your free consultation will take place with one of our lovely Treatment Coordinators, where we will take some photographs and a 3D scan of your teeth. We also take time to sit down and discuss what you'd like to achieve with orthodontic treatment and how we can help you get that perfect smile!
We will explain how orthodontic treatment works, and discuss what type of treatment might be right for you. You also have a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment.
Finally, we provide you with all the information you need regarding your payment options and finance plans that we offer at Trinity House Orthodontics. We want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision and provide you with the flexibility to make orthodontic treatment fit your lifestyle.
Whatever your problem, we can fix it!
Hear from our happy patients
I am very pleased with the end result after my treatment and although it took approximately two years to complete the treatment it was definitely worth it. All the staff who work alongside Dirk are very friendly and polite and make the whole process easier. Overall my experience of Trinity House Orthodontics has been a very positive process and I am very grateful for the end result of my teeth! Thank you!
Just a few words about my treatment and final outcome of my teeth. The treatment and service by everyone at Trinity House has been excellent. Any problems I had with my teeth were dealt with straight away. At the end of treatment my teeth are straight, perfect, and excellent. Well done Trinity House.
I was unsure as to whether I wanted to wear a brace at first, as I thought it would hurt a lot. However there was very little pain throughout the treatment. The dentist and staff have been very helpful.
We can answer all your questions
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces, aligners and other appliances/devices are used to make these corrections by moving teeth and bones.
What causes crooked teeth?
Just as we inherit eye colour from our parents, we also inherit mouth and jaw features. Local factors such as finger sucking, pacifier sucking, high cavity rate, gum disease, trauma and premature loss of baby teeth can also contribute to a bad bite. One out of every five school-age children has a severe bite problem so it is not surprising that you might need braces.
Why should I have my teeth straightened?
Poorly arranged teeth can break easily and trap food particles that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Researchers have found that malocclusions (bad bite) interfere with the chewing ability to break down foods which affects digestion and overall health. Poorly arranged teeth also detract from your smile which is one of the more important features contributing to facial beauty. You only have one chance to make that first impression!
How do braces straighten crooked teeth?
Braces use steady, gentle pressure over time to move teeth into their proper positions. Attached to each tooth is a bracket, which is a piece of specially shaped metal or ceramic. We then bend the archwire to reflect your 'ideal’ bite and thread it through the brackets. As the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure and gently moves your teeth into alignment.