Orthodontic Dentistry realigns & straightens teeth no matter your age!
Orthodontic dentistry has been practised for over 2,000 years and is capable of rehabilitating normal functionality while also achieving desired aesthetic outcomes for patients who suffer from jaw and tooth alignment issues.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is an area of dentistry specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of jaw and bite malalignment and crooked and crowded teeth. Treatment can be performed on adults and children and involves the use of corrective appliances such as braces, plates, headgear and aligners to move the teeth and jaws into proper alignment.
At The Dental Practice, our goal is to help all of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts for life.
Common problems which Orthodontic Treatment can solve:
Crowded or crooked teeth
Crowded teeth look unappealing and are more difficult to clean. This can occur due to the difference between tooth size and jaw size.
Spaces between teeth
Large spaces between teeth look unattractive and can interfere with speech. This may be due to a difference in tooth size compared to jaw size or by tongue thrusting as a child.
A tooth is impacted if it fails to completely erupt from the gum. This can lead to gum problems, decay and damage to other teeth. Orthodontic treatment can be useful to create space and aid the tooth in erupting.
Protruding teeth are more prone to accidental damage and are usually the result of the upper and lower jaws being out of alignment. Protruding teeth can wear unevenly and over-erupt, causing gum damage and speech difficulties.
Apart from aesthetic concerns, missing teeth have an impact on your long-term oral health as teeth on either side can drift into the space creating further problems. Orthodontic treatment can be used to solve this, often in conjunction with other permanent tooth replacement options such as dental implants.
Bite malalignments and chewing difficulties
This includes cross bite, open bite and under or over bite. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth should fit together with the lower teeth closing together on the outside like a lid on a box. Any variation from this can cause long term problems with eating, speech, uneven tooth wear , over eruption and jaw pain.
Orthodontics treatment for kids
Orthodontic treatment on younger patients, also known as early intervention, is growing more and more common. Whilst similar treatment solutions are offered, early intervention is often preferable as children’s bones are still developing, therefore making teeth easier to move into the correct position. Assessment and diagnosis at around the age of 7 or 8 is ideal as it may be possible to prevent serious problems from occurring as well as reduce treatment time.
The Dental Practice in Burwood offer orthodontics as part of smile rehabilitation treatment
Orthodontic treatment for adults
Standard orthodontic treatment is commonly used for adults, however, another popular treatment alternative is Invisalign. This is a series of custom-made clear aligners, similar to a sport mouthguard (Only much finer) that places pressure on the teeth moving them into position. The aligners are removable so you can enjoy all your favourite foods and clean your mouth normally. Replaced approximately every two weeks, Invisalign is virtually invisible, so no one can notice you are wearing them.
Although clear aligners are very popular, they are not suitable for every situation. At The Dental Practice, ceramic fixed braces are an alternative to metal braces and being tooth coloured, they blend with your teeth making them less noticeable.
Cfast is another way to straighten teeth in as little as six months that is also discreet and reliable. It is often recommended for adults that want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to have metal braces distracting from their appearance. These clear braces are used to cover the part of your smile referred to as the ‘social six’ which are the six most visible teeth when you smile. These are straightened with a tooth coloured wire and clear brackets that comfortably straighten your teeth.
However, Cfast does not work towards correcting your bite alignment and therefore, is only a cosmetic procedure. Traditional orthodontics usually takes a lot longer as you’re trying to improve the position of your jaw as well as the teeth; some people do not need this, which means Cfast might be the right option for them.
In some adult cases, because facial bones are no longer growing, some malocclusions cannot be corrected with braces alone. Orthodontic treatment combined with jaw surgery, dental implants or other dental treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.
Some Successful Orthodontic Transformations
Explore some of our favourite Orthodontic before & after transformation photos from our wonderful patients.
How much does Orthodontic treatment cost?
Orthodontic treatments depending on the severity cost anywhere between $3,900 to $12,000. The reason why there is such a big price difference is that sometimes treatments may only last 2-3 months when others can last up to, but not limited to, 24 months.
To give you a better indicator of the price we have provided a pricing table. Click the link below to view the pricing table and packages.
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Orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions
We understand visiting a dentist can make some nervous, that is why we offer a variety of anti-anxiety treatments to help our patients through their dental phobias. These include Oral sedation, IV sedation/ or twilight sedation, Happy gas and General Anaesthesia.
Yes, when you call us the reception staff will assess your emergency by asking a series of questions to access the severity in order to arrange an appointment with one of our clinicians. They will also provide information on how to handle your emergency before your appointment.
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