Open Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 – 16:30

Closed on public holidays.

Call Today

012 664 6358

E-mail

reception@bracelandcenturion.co.za

Office

Suite 227, Lifestyle Management Park, Clifton Avenue, Centurion, 0157

We Do Braces, You Do Life!

Early Phase Orthodontics

(pre-teens)

Second Phase Orthodontics

(teenagers)

Adult Orthodontics

About Braceland Centurion

Braceland Centurion opened its doors towards the end of 2005 and was situated in a converted house at the corner of Selborne and Cantonment Ave, Lyttelton.

At the time, Braceland Centurion only employed one receptionist and one oral hygienist. The number of patients grew quickly and it was soon evident that more space would be required to accommodate the requirements of the growing practice.

In 2007, the practice moved to its current location in the Lifestyle Management Park, with four dental chairs. In 2010, the clinical area was expanded and 6 dental chairs are now available to accommodate patients during their orthodontic follow-up appointments.

Braceland Centurion has two orthodontists and now employs seven oral hygienists, one dental assistant, two receptionists and two account managers.

Braceland Centurion is a specialized orthodontic practice and offers early phase orthodontics (pre-teens), second phase orthodontics (teenagers) and adult orthodontics.

Multidisciplinary treatment (in combination with periodontists, prosthodontists and/or maxillo-facial-oral surgeons) are also available.

What Is Orthodontics?

An Orthodontist is a dentist who specialized in Orthodontics.

Your Orthodontist will decide if orthodontic treatments are necessary by the use of X-rays and other methods with your first consultation.

Orthodontics is a specialized field where dental, skeletal and facial irregularities are treated by the use of braces and other appliances, which will move teeth that are crooked or do not fit together right and in some cases with the help of surgery.

Orthodontic treatment is more than just getting a pretty smile, it can also help you keep your mouth healthy over a long period of time. Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean, putting you at risk for cavities and gum diseases.

Meet Our Experienced Team

Dr. Johan Hattingh

Orthodontist

Dr Johan Hattingh obtained his BChD (cum laude) in 1997 and then went on to obtain his MChD (Ort) (cum laude) in 2003. He received the Gold Medal of the South African Dental Association (SADA) and the Certificate of the Vice- Chancellor and Rector of UP for outstanding academic achievement in 1997.

He was also awarded with the Top Achievement at Magister Level for the School of Dentistry in 2003. He is a founder member of ETOS (Eastern Tshwane Orthodontic Study Group) and has been a consultant in the Department of Orthodontics from 2007-2014.

He is a member of the South African Dental Association (SADA) and the South African Society of Orthodontists (SASO). In his spare time he enjoys cattle farming, photography, bird-watching and travelling with his family.

Dr. Shazia Omar

Orthodontist

Dr Shazia Omar qualified as a Dentist at the University of the Western Cape in 2009. She was awarded the SADA Gold Medal for Academic Excellence at the end of her final year of undergraduate studies.

Dr Omar went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Interceptive Orthodontics Cum Laude at the University of the Western Cape in 2012. In 2013 she completed her Primaries (Anatomy and Medical Physiology), with Distinction, at the University of Stellenbosch. She joined the Orthodontics Department at the University of the Western Cape as a Sessional Dentist/Supervisor to undergraduate students in 2014.

Dr Omar qualified as a Specialist Orthodontist at the University of Pretoria in 2018. She is a member of the South African Dental Association (SADA), as well as the South African Society of Orthodontists (SASO) and the Golden Key International Honour Society. She has a passion for Orthodontics and loves nature, wildlife and travel.

Elsabé Delport

Oral Hygienist / Practice Manager

Christine Conolly

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Bonita Hollander

Reception

Laurita van den Heever

Accounts

Fatosh Yildirim

Oral Hygienist

Esmerie van der Westhuizen

Oral Hygienist

Zelda Timms

Oral Hygienist

Sumarie Bailey

Oral Hygienist

Firdows Tawildar

Oral Hygienist

Maria Pantazis

Oral Hygienist

Lerato Mokoena

Infection Control Assistant

Oral Hygiene instructions

For Pain

1. We recommend sugar free chewing gum strips, it will increase blood flow to the nerves in your teeth and decrease the pain of your teeth.

2. Any pain medication can be used, as long as it is suitable for your age

e.g. Panado

3. Something cold (Soft ice-cream, Jelly) will also help in the beginning after bandings and adjustments have been made in the next 2-4 appointments, this will temporary relax the wires and relieve your teeth from any tension.

Eating habits

There are 4 things you need remember before eating any food:

1. Avoid hard foods:

• Nuts
• Popcorn (Jumping Jacks are allowed)
• Hard sweets e.g. Lollipops, chocolate, etc. (don’t bite it or chew it)
• Ice cubes

2. Avoid sticky foods:

Toffees, Fizzers, Wine Gums, Wilson Toffees, Energy Bars, etc

3. Avoid biting food off with your front teeth:

• Hard bread and crusts
• Fruit has to be sliced up e.g. apples, pears, peaches
• Corn has to be sliced off from the cob
• Raw vegetables (rather cut it into small pieces or cook/steam it)
• No biltong or droëwors is allowed unless the biltong is thinly sliced.

4. Avoid eating meat from the bone:

• Meat has to be cut off from the bone e.g. Ribs, chops, chicken, etc.

Cut everything into small pieces

It is really important to maintain good oral hygiene with braces to prevent plaque buildup.

Plaque buildup causes gingivitis (bleeding gums), cavities and decalcification (white stains on your teeth). These stains are permanent.

We recommend that you visit the dentist ever 6 to 12 months.

Brushing

• ALWAYS use a soft toothbrush.
• Brush your teeth at least 3 times a day, after meals.
• Brush 2 teeth at a time.
• Brush 8 circles above the brackets, 8 circles over the brackets and 8 circles underneath the brackets. Also brush 8 circles on the inside of the mouth, 2 teeth at a time.

Interdental Brush

• Interdental brushes are used to clean between the braces (where your toothbrush can’t reach) to remove food and plaque
• Use the interdental Brush after meals, together with your toothbrush 2 to 3 times a day after meals.

Floss

• Floss with Superfloss 3 times a week or more.
• Floss at night before you go to bed.

Breakages

Breakages mostly happen when the correct eating habits aren’t being applied.

Be careful, as this can result in an extended treatment duration. By replacing brackets, bands and wires regularly, we have to move a step back with the wires, this interferes with the treatment and prevents us from moving forward with the treatment as planned.

Please give us a call in advance if anything is broken or loose.

Use the wax to cover any part of the braces that’s scratching your lips or cheeks. The wax is safe to swallow, but please remove it before eating or brushing your teeth.

Retainers

It is REALLY important to wear your retainers as prescribed, your teeth WILL relapse if you don’t!

Different types of retainers:

Clear retainer (Tru-Tain)
Hawley
Fixed retainers

How to wear your retainer

We need to see you 3 more times after your braces have been removed and you have received your retainers. You will wear your retainer for another year and nine months, we will explain everything in detail with every appointment.

Month 1-3

You need to wear your retainer full time during these 3 months

Month 4-9

You need to wear your retainer every night during these 6 months

Month 10-21

You will gradually wear your retainer less in the next 12 months (will be explained).

Please remember to bring your retainer with EVERY appointment as it needs to be adjusted and monitored, therefore all appointments must be kept.

Whenever your retainer fits tight, it means your teeth are moving, in this case, wear your retainer more often or even full time for a week or more, until your teeth are stable again.

Place your retainer in a container whenever you remove it, to prevent breakage and misplacing it.

Remove your retainer whenever you eat, drink something (except water), hot drinks will melt it and cold drinks will discolor it.

Cleaning of retainers

You have to brush your retainer twice a day (when you brush your teeth) because plaque accumulates on it. Use a soft toothbrush and a liquid soap or an alcohol free mouth rinse. Toothpaste damages retainers.

Breakages

If you lose or break your retainer or if your lower retainer wire comes loose, please give us a call as soon as possible and book an appointment so that we can replace or re-cement it.

To prevent your lower retainer from breaking, avoid biting into hard and sticky foods. (apples, carrots, biltong, toffees, etc.)

Please look after your retainers, they are very expensive!!

Appointments

Braces

We see you every 6-8 weeks for a follow up appointment, please keep to your appointment times, because specific times are allocated for specific procedures.

Please brush your teeth before your appointments.

Arriving late might result in rescheduling of appointments. Please cancel appointments 24 hours or more in advance, a fee will be charged for appointments not kept or cancelled timeously. Please phone in if anything (brackets, bands, elastics, wires) is broken or loose, even if your appointment is the same day, we will need extra time to replace or fix it (30min+). You can also give us a call if something is scratching.

Contact

Office: Suite 227, Lifestyle Management Park, Clifton Avenue, Centurion, 0157

Phone: 012 664 6358

Fax: 012 664 6368

Open Hours: 08:00 – 16:30 | Monday – Friday

Closed on public holidays.