Straight, white teeth: the key to self-confidence at any age
At McIntosh Dental we have been one of the leading providers of orthodontics in Auckland for more than 30 years. The technology of braces has advanced hugely over these years. Gone are the days of rigid metal braces wires which not only looked unsightly, they also required manual tightening every month resulting in considerable pain and discomfort. Now the latest technology in orthodontic treatment includes choices of metal, coloured or clear brackets, invisible braces (Invisalign), and coloured wire options. The flexible wires are designed to apply a minimal amount of steady pressure to the teeth – so discreet and minimal that the aching pain and discomfort of having braces is a thing of the past.
It’s not just the technology of dental braces which has advanced – so has our understanding of Full Face Orthodontics. Some orthodontists routinely recommend the extraction of teeth to gain space in the mouth where overcrowded teeth are an issue. However, research and experience have shown that this can lead to narrow smiles and a “dished-in” facial profile in later life. Here at McIntosh Dental, we practice Full Face Orthodontics for optimal results, including a fuller, broader smile with a pleasing facial profile, and less need for extractions to gain space.
We believe that everyone is entitled to affordable braces so they can have the smile they deserve. We understand that it can be difficult for some people to manage the cost of braces, so we have developed OrthoPlan. OrthoPlan is an orthodontic payment plan to help spread the cost of braces over the course of treatment.