Dr Rishay Naidoo has been performing both traditional braces (metal and ceramic – white) and clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign, ClearCorrect) since 2017 and has had an additional 2.5 years of part time training exclusively in orthodontics.
Do I need to straighten my teeth? Fix my bite?
Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities and gum disease.
Everything begins with a thorough clinical exam, photos, x-rays and impressions of your teeth and only then can Dr Rishay determine if braces are a good choice for you and an appropriate treatment plan can be developed to help solve your orthodontic problem. Not only are we looking to create a beautiful smile, we are also looking at giving you a correct bite as well.
There are 2 common ways we fix smiles and bites
1. Traditional braces (metal or ceramic with a wire and are on your teeth 24/7)
2. Clear Aligners (clear plastic that you can remove but need to wear 22hrs+ a day)
Both have their pros and cons and need to be discussed with Dr Rishay to see if you are suitable to be treated.
Some common Orthodontic problems we treat are:
Space issues – where the teeth are very “crooked” and don’t fit together well due to space loss or lack of space, or the reverse you have large spaces and gaps you would like closed.
“Buck teeth” or an overbite – when the upper front teeth stick out far out over the lower front teeth.
A “reverse bite” or an under bite – when the upper front teeth are too far back or the lower front teeth are too far forward
Midline asymmetry – when the middle of the upper front teeth doesn’t line up with the middle of your face and is off to one side.
Crossbite/s – when the tooth or teeth are in the reverse bite position.
Narrow jaws – when you smile you don’t see many teeth in your smile and it looks dark/black towards the side of your smile.
Bite issues – when your front teeth don’t touch together (an open-bite) or the reverse when your bite is very closed (a deep-bite)
Hello Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are a simple, effective way to straighten your teeth, so you can get a smile you’ll love. It is the clear and simple alternative to braces.
It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.
They’re practically invisible, so most people won’t even know you are in treatment, they fit you perfectly, so they are more comfortable than regular braces, and they are removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
Ask Dr Rishay for more information about ClearCorrect/Aligners and what it can do for you.