Orthodontic Services Offered

Dr Khan offers a full spectrum of cutting edge evidence based orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages. The severity of your crooked teeth or misaligned jaws may vary from minor to extremely complex and the practice is very well equipped to deal with various kinds of malocclusions. Standard metal braces as well as clear or invisible/lingual braces are available. The latest technology and treatment modalities utilising evidence based orthodontics is used to give you the best treatment outcomes. Children at a younger age who have habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing or tongue thrusting, will need intervention or interceptive treatment early on with either fixed or removable appliances in order to break the habit and prevent future malocclusions. Some children may have a developing jaw problem where the upper and lower jaws are not growing in harmony- one jaw may be a bit too far behind or ahead of the other and will require intervention to prevent future jaw surgery. Appliances are prescribed to control the growth of the jaws to allow them to correct while your child is still growing. If you have a growing child and are unsure about the positions of their erupting teeth or growth of their jaws it is crucial to bring them in for a consultation so that the developing problem can be corrected as early as possible.

Here is a list of some of the many services and treatments available:

  • Intra and extra oral xrays
  • Metal/color braces
  • Clear braces
  • Invisible/lingual braces
  • Fixed permanent and clear removable retainers
  • Dentofacial orthopaedics to modify growth
  • Interceptive treatment to break habits
  • Taking over of transfer cases provided that the previous clinician provides you with a letter and records
  • Orthodontic management of patients requiring orthognathic/jaw surgery
  • Management of cleft cases
  • Referrals to a range of other specialists that we work closely with should your treatment require a team approach

Different types of orthodontic appliances used to correct teeth

Metal braces

Metal braces

Clear braces

Clear braces

Lingual braces

Lingual braces bonded to the inner aspect of teeth

Various types of retainers that can be given after treatment

Invisible retainers

Clear – invisible retainers (may also be used instead of braces to correct minor alignment problems of teeth)

Hawley retainer

Hawley retainer

Permanent retainer

Fixed permanent retainer bonded to the inner aspect of teeth