Dr.LM Pretorius

+27 (0) 11 664 7146

Braces for Adults

At one time people believed that braces were only for children.  The fact is, that of the millions of patients now in orthodontic treatment, approximately one of every five is eighteen years or older.

The basic process involved in moving teeth is the same for adults as it is for children, therefor orthodontic treatment can usually be successful at any age.

The health of the teeth, the gums and the supporting bone will also contribute and determine the prospects for improvement.

Less visible appliances make it socially more acceptable and very popular with adults.  The latest technology Damon®   Clear braces not only give you a super smile but are also almost invisible.  As an alternative option we offer lingual appliances,  however the results are not comparable to the new technology, Damon® self-ligating brackets.


Straighter teeth perform chewing, biting, and speaking functions more effectively than crooked teeth. The correction of function can aid in the prevention of many dental problems and help to prevent discrimination because of facial appearance.  In addition, research has found that a super smile is associated with superior intelligence and a higher income.

There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech, a more pleasant smile and a youthful appearance.

It is our practice’s passion to give you a super smile for others to admire.  Treatment with us will change your life.

You are never fully dressed without a smile.  It is the best investment you will ever make for yourself.

A new beautiful and admirable smile can start today.

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