Dr. Sharad Cara - Orthodontists - Parklands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Dr Sharad Cara received his dental education at the University of Western Cape. After earning the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.Ch.D.) in 1989, Dr. Cara pursued a full time career in general dental practice in Cape Town for 10 years. During this time he earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) at the University of Stellenbosch in dental sciences (Orthodontics) in 1997.
From 2000, Dr Cara spent 4 years of extensive training in orthodontics and orthodontic research at the University of Stellenbosch where after he obtained his degree in orthodontics (M.Ch.D.) in 2003.
Dr. Cara now operates a full time modern and trendy orthodontic practice in Parklands, Table View in Cape Town.
His professional affiliations include the South African Dental Association and the South African Society of Orthodontists.
WHAT IS AN ORTHODONTIST?
Orthodontists are dental specialists that correct dental irregularities (skew teeth) and facial irregularities. Using braces and other means, an orthodontist can move teeth to straighten it and help jaws develop properly.
They then work with patients to make sure their teeth stay in their new straightened positions.
The South African Dental Association requires orthodontists to have at least four years of post-doctoral, advanced specialty training in orthodontics.
WHAT ARE BRACES?
Braces are probably the most common dental appliance today.
Braces are used to help straighten crooked teeth by applying constant pressure to slowly move the teeth into proper position.
Specifically, they are a combination of bands around the molar teeth and brackets cemented to the front of the other teeth and all connected by arch wires.
With modern technology, they have become quite a cool fashionable accessory for the pre-teens and the teenagers with a vast array of colours to choose from.
Braces are one of the proactive steps you can take for your child or for yourself to insure excellent health!
Surveys have indicated that people who have benefited from the use of braces look and feel better about themselves.
BENEFITS OF BRACES
• Better appearance of teeth, smile and face
• Improved self-esteem, confidence, well-being and feeling of acceptance
• A more even bite
• Easier to clean teeth
• Reduce risk of injury to protruding front teeth
• Improve growth in a positive manner
• Correct harmful habits
• Better jaw alignment, proportion and function
• Better chewing and digestion
Getting braces is one of the most common procedures sought by dental patients.
You can get braces at any age, although braces alone may not be enough for adults depending on the type of correction required.
Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.
Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily and as well for adults as children.
Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both a 75-year-old adult and a 12-year-old child. Complicating factors, such as lack of jaw growth, may create special treatment planning needs for the adult.
It is recommended that every child receive an orthodontic evaluation at the age of seven to determine whether braces or any other care is needed.
Today, braces are less obtrusive for adults, and you can have the option of metal, clear, or tooth-coloured brackets. Modern wires are also less noticeable and more effective, and treatment averages around 24 months.
WHAT MAKES OUR OFFICE SPECIAL?
• Our main aim is to provide quality orthodontic care.
• We take enormous pride in the relationships we build with our patients and families.
• We charge the recommended National Reference Price List Tariffs.
• Dr. Cara keeps abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics.
Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm