Risks and benefits

Orthodontic treatment promotes a healthy smile, healthier teeth and gums and a better bite for healthy chewing.

The success of orthodontic treatments relies on the understanding and co-operation of the patient. This page covers the usual material risks associated with orthodontic treatment. Other factors may also be described by your orthodontist.

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Understanding orthodontic treatment

We encourage you to ask your orthodontist to explain anything you do not understand. While recognising the benefits of healthy teeth and a pleasing smile, you should also be aware that orthodontic treatment has limitations and potential risks and there may be alternative treatment options. You should clarify what is expected of you as a patient, or as the parent of a young patient, to achieve excellent results.

Keep in mind that with orthodontic treatment, like other healing arts, results cannot be guaranteed. The unknown factor in any orthodontic correction is the response of the patient to the orthodontic treatment. Should you have any questions please ask.

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Early examination allows the Orthodontist to detect and evaluate any problems and plan appropriate treatment. Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and/or make treatment at an older age shorter and less complicated.

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