Quality orthodontics solutions in Neutral Bay for straighter, healthier teeth
Is it time for a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile? Call our practice to discuss orthodontics. We’ll assess your needs and create a customised treatment plan, whether your concerns are crowding, wide spacing, or even bite misalignments. Straighter teeth are more attractive teeth. They also happen to be healthier teeth. When teeth are tightly packed together, twisted, or overlapping, they are more difficult to keep clean. This results in decay, gum disease, and other problems.
Many people embrace a gap in their smile as part of their character. While we certainly encourage expressing your individuality, we want you to know that widely spaced teeth can also cause problems. The spaces have a tendency to trap food, which can lead to bacterial build-up and bad breath. Having all the facts helps you to make informed decisions about your health.
A misaligned bite can also have health consequences down the road. When your teeth don’t come together correctly, the result could be a clenching and grinding habit or problems with the jaw joint. These eventually lead to damage to the teeth and pain in the jaw.
We’d like to help you prevent these problems, and we offer the following orthodontic solutions:
While subtler orthodontic options are now available, they simply can’t treat the same range of problems as conventional bracket-and-wire braces. For more information, see Braces.
A more discrete teeth-straightening system that will give you a properly aligned smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional braces. For more information, see Invisalign.
Affordable and comfortable clear aligners to align your teeth without the need for fixed metal or ceramic bracket and wire braces. For more information, see ClearCorrect.
Another clear, removable alternative to fixed traditional braces and people will hardly notice you’re wearing them. For more information, see Tru-Line.
Now that you’ve made an investment in the health and beauty of your smile, you’ll want to keep it that way! Without support, your teeth will eventually drift back to their original positions. That’s where retainers come in. Your custom-made retainer will hold your teeth in place and prevent this problem.
During treatment, your teeth lose some stability. Don’t worry! You’ll regain this stability once treatment is complete, but it will take some time for your bones and gums to adapt. During the adjustment period, which is usually a year and could be longer, the retainer will help you maintain your new smile.
Retainers can be either fixed in place or removable. Your dentist will discuss both of these options for you and recommend the best type. This usually depends on a number of factors, including what types of corrections we have made to your teeth.