Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with correcting teeth’ positions and improving occlusion (bite) and the appearance of the jaw and facial features. In most cases, orthodontic treatment involves braces on the upper and lower teeth. Individuals with poor jaw alignment may require extra treatment in the form of either orthopaedic appliances or surgery.
In Port Melbourne we provide our patients with a wide range of orthodontic choices to fit their individual needs including:
- Conventional Braces
- Damon System Braces
- STb Social 6 (lingual braces)
- Orthopaedic Appliances.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
Orthodontic treatment offers a range of benefits that extend beyond improving your smile:
Look Good, Feel Good
Orthodontic treatment, such as braces or aligners, can help correct crooked teeth, misaligned jaws, and other issues, leading to a more attractive smile and enhanced facial symmetry. When you feel good about how you look, it usually results in more confident interactions with others and an overall improvement in your psychological well-being.
Better Bite & Chewing
Orthodontic correction can align your bite, ensuring that your upper and lower teeth fit together properly. This enhances your ability to chew food effectively and reduces strain on your jaw joints. Correcting certain bite issues can also improve speech patterns and clarity, helping you communicate more effectively.
Prevention of Long-Term Problems
Addressing orthodontic issues early can prevent more serious dental problems later in life, such as uneven wear on teeth, infections, severe jaw misalignment, and the need for more extensive treatments.
Orthodontic treatment produces lasting results. Once your treatment plan is complete and your teeth are properly aligned, the improvements generally remain stable over time with proper maintenance.
Misaligned teeth or an incorrect bite can cause speech difficulties. Orthodontic treatment can help address some speech issues caused by these misalignments by aligning the teeth and jaws and improving your articulation.
Orthodontic solutions are tailored to individual needs, ensuring effective and personalised care. After a comprehensive consultation, our experienced dentist will recommend the best plan that is suitable for your unique condition.
Proper alignment reduces the nooks and crannies where plaque and food particles deposit. This makes cleaning easier and your oral hygiene routine more effective.
Long Term Savings
By addressing alignment issues early on, you may prevent more extensive and costly dental procedures that may arise later on.