Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Patients with completed orthodontic treatment have reported a higher quality of life than that of untreated patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Treatment may require several months to a few years, and entails using dental braces and other appliances to gradually adjust tooth position and jaw alignment. In cases where the malocclusion is severe, jaw surgery may be incorporated in the treatment plan. Treatment usually begins before a person reaches adulthood, insofar as pre-adult bones may be adjusted more easily before adulthood.
Covered By Medical Aid: Yes, Most will have shortfalls

Dental Implants

Sometimes, a missing tooth will create the need for a dental implant. A dentist typically uses implants replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are normally made of titanium at the root, with a traditional crown as the tooth itself. They are an excellent alternative to pulling several teeth in order to utilize a bridge or to get dentures. However, dentures can be made from implants, but can be quite costly without dental insurance coverage.
Covered By Medical Aid: Yes, Most will have shortfalls


The treatment of injuries, diseases and infections of the tooth pulp (nerve chamber).
Covered By Medical Aid: Yes, Some will have shortfalls


Involves dentures, bridges, crowns, implants, and similar areas of expertise commonly associated with cosmetic dentistry.
Covered By Medical Aid: Yes, Most will have shortfalls