Interceptive Orthodontics & Removable Braces


Interceptive therapy enables orthodontic treatment to commence considerably earlier than was previously possible. Typically occuring between the ages of 7 and 9, it enables much more successful and less intrusive treatment of common dental disorders, lowering, and occasionally totally eliminating, the need for treatment as a teenager or adult.


Problems such as misaligned jaws, extremely crowded teeth, and projecting teeth can often be addressed before they reach their peak severity.


Orthodontics is utilised for more than just improving the aesthetics of the smile. Orthodontic treatment corrects malocclusions caused by misaligned teeth or jaws, which impact how you smile, chew, and clean your teeth. Malocclusions can cause issues as we age if neglected. Crowded teeth are significantly more difficult to clean, which can lead to dental decay and periodontal disease, as well as unneeded tooth extractions and further misalignment of teeth in the future. Open bites can cause tongue pushing and speech impairments.

Interceptive Orthodontics can minimise or eliminate the following:


  • The problem of crowded and emerging teeth
  • Asymmetry of the face caused by a misplaced jaw.
  • The danger of sustaining damage to projecting front teeth
  • The need for tooth extraction
  • Teenage or adult orthodontic treatment requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an area of dentistry concerned with straightening patients crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontics repositions teeth so that the patient’s appearance is improved and a good functional occlusion/bite is obtained.

Do I need braces to straighten my teeth?

The main reasons for patients having orthodontic treatment is to:

  • to improve the appearance of your teeth and face
  • to improve the health of your teeth and gums
  • to improve function and make eating more comfortable

What does orthodontic treatment involve?

Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 7-14 years old however many adults now also get braces to straighten their teeth. A full assessment of your smile and mouth will be carried out by your dentist who can plan your orthodontic treatment. A typical orthodontic consultation involves an exam, impression for study models and the creation of a treatment plan.


Depending on the patient’s needs and the extent of crooked or crowded teeth your dentist will either recommend clear Invisalign Aligners or Clear Braces such as Six Months Smiles Braces.


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