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Orthodontic Treatment in Paddington

woman being fitted with clear alignersAt Red Hill Dental, we understand how straight teeth can help enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. If you suffer from crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, have an incorrect jaw position or jaw joint disorder, then orthodontics may be right for you. Orthodontic treatment can help you to correct crooked, misaligned and overlapped teeth. Dr Henry Ho (Dentist) offers both conventional metal braces and clear aligners for adults, teens and children.

Some Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

  • Your teeth appear crooked or crowded
  • Your jaw shifts or makes sounds
  • You lost your baby teeth relatively early in life
  • You have difficulty chewing your food
  • You are always biting the sides of your cheek or hitting the roof of your mouth

Traditional Metal Braces

We offer traditional metal braces that are made of high-grade stainless steel. Together with archwires, they exert pressure on your teeth and bone to straighten your teeth. While wearing braces may not be fun, we can make them more playful-looking by adding colourful or colourless elastics.

For children and younger teens, we typically recommend metal braces rather than clear aligners. It’s difficult for children to remove the aligners to eat, and they are less likely to wear the aligners the amount of time necessary each day to achieve results. Depending on the specific issues, traditional braces can be the best option for some adults as well.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

If you’d like to straighten your teeth discreetly, Invisalign® may be an ideal solution. It uses a series of nearly invisible, custom-made removable aligners to help straighten your teeth. Since you can remove the aligners, you can enjoy eating your favourite foods. Brushing and flossing your teeth are also much easier, as you don’t have to deal with metal brackets and wires.

About every two weeks, we will give you a new set of clear plastic removable aligners. As you switch to each new set of aligners, your teeth will move until they have straightened to their final position.

Invisalign is the most common choice for adults, since they are practically invisible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have to wear metal braces or clear aligners?

It depends on your individual situation. Treatment times can vary from a few months to two years. We will discuss specifics at your consultation.

Will braces be part of my Smile Makeover?

Do I remove clear aligners to eat?

Yes, you’ll remove your clear aligners to eat or drink anything other than water. You’ll also remove them to brush and floss your teeth. You need to wear the aligners about 22 hours per day to achieve results.

Will braces be part of my Smile Makeover?

Maybe. In some cases, it’s better to move the teeth than to remove a lot of tooth material to place crowns or veneers. Dr Henry will talk with you about your specific smile goals and design a treatment plan to help you meet them.

Want to Learn More?

Discover the difference that a straighter smile can make in enhancing your appearance and boosting your self-confidence. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr Henry today!

Please note orthodontic treatment normally takes 1 – 2 years to complete, and we will need to review your progress every 6 – 8 weeks.

To see which orthodontic treatment option is suitable for you, book a consultation with Dr Henry today!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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