Orthodontics

At Lockerbie Dental, the leading orthodontic practitioners for children and adults in Lockerbie, we identify the optimal treatment for each individual. Professional and state-of-the-art technology deliver a healthy, straight smile as discreetly and quickly as possible – ideal for adults seeking the smile they have always desired or parents who want to invest in getting their child’s bite and smile just right.

Orthodontics is the practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaws, by the use of braces. An orthodontic practitioner is trained in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They undergo additional years of education beyond dental school to learn the proper way of aligning and straightening teeth to deliver both function and aesthetics.

young-dentist-1024x682Problems with teeth can be inherited or caused by factors such as:

  • Crowded or spaced teeth
  • Irregular position of teeth (ectopic teeth)
  • Extra or missing teeth (hypodontia)
  • Thumb sucking
  • Dental disease such as decay or gum disease
  • Premature loss of baby teeth
  • Accidents or trauma

Benefits of orthodontics

  • Good appearance, great smile and improved self esteem
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean reducing the risk of decay and gum disease
  • Reduced risk of accidental injury to protruding teeth
  • Re-arranging teeth to improve the bite
  • Elimination of stress on jaw joints and abnormal tooth wear
  • Preparation of teeth for future restorative care

We have invested heavily in the Practice, with state-of-the-art technology (including digital radiography, digital photography, physical facilities) and the highest calibre of personnel to enhance patient experience and to make us the ‘practitioners of choice’ for orthodontic care, ensuring that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile that exceeds their expectation.

Clear Fixed Braces

white-vs-metalClear brackets and white wires create near invisible clear braces (invisibraces) –
an aesthetic fixed appliance.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are fast, fixed, orthodontic braces using a system of low friction mechanics. These not only result in quicker treatment times but the lighter forces with damon braces provide a more comfortable treatment. By using the Damon system braces, including the latest Damon Q and Damon Clear braces, the patient will experience fewer visits to the practice.

Lingual Braces

lingual_brace2Lingual braces are different to other braces as they are fitted to the inside of the teeth. This makes lingual braces completely invisible – ideal for those who require orthodontic treatment but do not wish to compromise their appearance.

Invisalign Braces – the ultimate invisible brace

We offer the clinically proven Invisalign brace treatment, the almost invisible way to provide teeth straightening. As experienced orthodontic practitioners we will conduct an initial consultation and only recommend Invisalign if the patient is suitable.

invisalignClear Invisalign braces are the ultimate cosmetic brace for creating beautiful smiles! Invisalign is a revolutionary way for teeth straightening without obvious braces by using a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of wires and brackets. These clear braces move your teeth, week by week, millimetre by millimetre, to the desired position.

Using 3D computer technology each of your Invisalign brace aligners is made to sit snugly over your teeth and unlike normal braces can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Invisalign is particularly suitable for adults and most teenagers (Invisalign Teen).