If you have crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, then orthodontic treatment could be the best solution for providing you with the perfect smile. At The Gap Dental Practice, we work closely with orthodontists who can help to correct any problems with your bite and leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Whether you’re looking to improve your own smile or help your child with theirs, here at The Gap Dental Practice, we can help you.
What can Orthodontics help with?
Orthodontic treatments can help improve smiles. They can be used to straighten teeth or correct a bite so that teeth meet evenly and the chance of any potential damage to prominent teeth is reduced.
In addition to this, orthodontics can also prevent any strain caused to jaw muscles or even treat other health problems, such as mild sleep apnoea.
Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen orthodontic treatments become increasingly popular because they leave people with a better smile, which helps to improve self-confidence.
What Types of Orthodontic Treatment are Available?
Orthodontics primarily uses braces to correct the position of the teeth in the mouth over a lengthy period of time. However, your exact treatment will depend on the problems you’re experiencing. Braces may be fixed or removable, and you may have braces on your top or bottom teeth, or even both.
In some instances, you may be asked to wear head gear at night, or pins may be placed in the jaw. If overcrowding is an issue, then you may also need to have teeth removed before you begin any treatment, so that your teeth can then be moved into the gaps to correct the problem.
The treatment generally takes between one to two years, as the teeth are moved slowly in the mouth using the brace. These teeth are moved slowly to prevent too much pain being caused. However, how long it will take for your treatment will depend on the exact nature of your problem and the severity of it.
Am I Eligible for Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is usually only offered to children once all of their adult teeth have fully emerged. This way, an accurate assessment can be made on the size and scale of the problem after all of the teeth have finished moving.
Generally speaking, the younger the candidate, the more successful orthodontic solutions are, and treatment options can become more limited with age. However, if you’re considering having your crooked or overcrowded teeth altered, just discuss this with one of our trained experts who will explain all the options available to you.
To be a good candidate for orthodontic work, you must have a good standard of oral hygiene. This is because orthodontic treatment can increase the risk of tooth decay in the short-term while work is undertaken.
Contact The Gap Dental Practice for Orthodontic Work
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5/23 Glen Affric Street, The Gap, Qld 4061
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5/23 Glen Affric Street, The Gap, QLD 4061
Phone 07 3300 1277