There are a few reasons to consider Orthodontic treatment. Aesthetically, Orthodontic treatment can straighten and move crooked and out-of-place teeth to improve your smile. Functionally, Orthodontic treatment can improve your bite which can help reduce wear on your teeth and also help correct problems arising from jaw tension such as headaches.
The exact course of treatment depends on the anatomy of your jaw and the scope of treatment as there are a few different ways to manipulate and move teeth. The most efficient way to move teeth is by attaching full fixed orthodontic appliances (braces) to them with the active treatment time for most patients with braces being between 18 and 24 months.
After the braces are removed, there is a retention period where Orthodontic appliances are worn to ensure the teeth don’t move back into their original positions. Retention is actually the most critical phase so it is vitally important that retainers be worn as directed to ensure the Orthodontic treatment is not undone.
Braces are the most common way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. Braces are comprised of small metal or clear ceramic brackets and arch wires. The brackets are glued directly to the teeth using specialised glues…
Invisalign® consists of a series of clear removable aligners which remove the need for braces. The aligners are computer designed and manufactured in sequence to gradually move teeth into alignment. Click below to learn more.
Once most or all permanent teeth have erupted into the mouth comprehensive treatment can commence, usually in the early teenage years. This will usually involve the use of braces on both upper and lower teeth to align them.
It is recommended by the Australian Society of Orthodontists that all children are examined by an Orthodontist no later than age 7. This allows a greater opportunity for effective treatment with early identification of potential problems…
Comprehensive treatment in adult age groups is similar to that during teenage years however the jaws have ceased growing in adults. Braces or aligners are used to reach treatment goals. However often other forms of dental treatment …
Crowding results when there is a mis-match between the size of the teeth and the size of the jaws to fit them in. Other problems include Spacing, Crossbite, Protuding Teeth, Deep Bite, Open Bite, Under Bite, Teeth Problems and more.