Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks?


No intervention is without risk or side effects. The commonest risk of orthodontic treatment is the development of early dental decay (white marks or cavities) due to a failure to keep the teeth and appliance clean during treatment.

Failure to keep the appliance clean can also lead to the development of swollen bleeding gums. Patients who present for treatment with inadequate oral hygiene will not be accepted for treatment. Any tooth movement can cause shortening of the roots of the teeth, usually this is minor and of no long term consequence.

What time are appointments?

Most patients are of school age and appointments are inevitably during school time and because operators may only be present on certain sessions it is likely that they will be the same weekday morning or afternoon.