Orthodontics involves straightening teeth and correcting the bite to improve your smile and overall dental health and comfort.
According to the Australian Dental Associtation (ADA), some other reasons to straighten your teeth are:
It is easier to keep your teeth and gums clean
You’ll have less wear and tear on your teeth from clenching and grinding
You’ve got less chance of damaging your gums
There’s less stress on the jaw joint from bad biting patterns
Dental braces are a common remedy for both in children and adults to either correct or prevent certain dental conditions.
Under bites and Overbites
The use of braces may start at any age, however it is best to commence their use as soon as their need is detected. In general, orthodontic treatment commenced earlier in life is shorter and less complex. At Mildura Family Dental, as part of your check-up or consultation your dentist can also assess your bite and teeth alignment and discuss if you would benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treatment can be an alternative to braces in some cases.
It consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are individually made for your teeth.
As you replace each aligner every few weeks, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dentist.