Orthodontics

Orthodontic devices help align the jaw, palate and teeth to improve your smile’s aesthetic appearance, improve and correct bites and can aid in improving oral hygiene.

Can anyone get orthodontics?

Many people can benefit from the use of orthodontics. These types of treatments are often associated with children and teens, but adults who have crooked teeth, an underbite or overbite, or any other tooth, jaw or palate abnormality can also benefit from orthodontics.

What is involved in orthodontics procedures?

We'll be able to advise you on the extent of the care you need. Depending on the severity of your oral cavity problems, you may need devices such as palatal expanders, braces, headgear or retainers. The courses of treatment we decide to take will determine the length of your treatment

Orthodontics For Adults

Orthodontic treatment for adults generally involved the application of braces to both the upper and lower teeth. However, in some cases Invisalign can be employed to correct a range of issues. As a clear, removable appliance, Invisalign is often a discrete treatment option for many patients.

As the teeth and jaw development is already complete in adults, orthodontic treatment is primarily concerned with repositioning the teeth to create a superior bite and enhance the aesthetics of the patient's face and smile and the functionality of the jaw. Some benefits of orthodontic treatment as an adult can include;

  • Improved facial, teeth and jaw aesthetics.
  • Superior functionality, movement and comfort as a result of a better bite.
  • Correct tooth alignment and an even ‘bite’ creates a more even distribution of pressure throughout the jaw, resulting on less stress and strain and reducing the likelihood of your development of TMJ disorder 
  • The better positioning of the teeth as a result of orthodontic treatment can enhance the effectiveness of further treatment options such as veneers, bridges, crowns, implants, etc.

Predominantly adult orthodontic treatment takes longer to complete than children as the jaws and teeth are less malleable. However, the majority of treatments are still able to be complete in 24 months or less.

At Eastwood Dental we also recognise the importance of aesthetics and we will always endeavour to provide you with all the alternatives treatment options (if available).

 

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