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Orthodontics In Port Melbourne

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with correcting the alignment of your teeth, and improving your 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.

At 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)
  • Invisalign
  • ClearCorrect
  • Orthopaedic Appliances.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

Orthodontic treatment offers a range of benefits that extend beyond improving your smile:

Aesthetic Benefits

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 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. 

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.

Long-Lasting Results

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.

Speech Improvement

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 while improving your articulation.

Customised Treatment

Orthodontic solutions are tailored to individual needs, ensuring effective and personalised care. After a comprehensive consultation, our experienced dentist will recommend the best plan suitable for your unique condition.

Easier Cleaning

Proper alignment reduces the nooks and crannies where plaque and food particles can accumulate which 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.

TYPES OF BRACES AT PORT MELBOURNE DENTAL

Conventional Braces

Conventional braces consist of wearing bonded/cemented brackets to your teeth, which hold flexible wires in place using clear or colourful bands to attach. These wires exert pressure and gently move your teeth into their correct position.

Regular 4-8 week appointments are required to change colourful bands and wires. Conventional braces take approximately 12- 24 months to complete However this is case-specific.

Once completed, the braces are removed and you must wear a removable retainer.

Advantages include: 

  • Suitable for patients of all ages
  • Can fix severely misaligned teeth

Damon System Braces

Damon Braces are an orthodontic brace treatment that provides a great alternative to conventional metal braces. They are discreet fitting braces that result in greater patient comfort. These braces are suitable for teenagers and adults and are available in metal and clear brackets, which will be attached to your teeth in one visit.

Advantages include:

  • Smaller brackets for greater comfort
  • Clear brackets are less noticeable
  • Self-ligating wire = no discolouration to elastic bands
  • Less frequent adjustments

Clear Aligners (Invisalign and Clear Correct)

If your teeth are crowded, unevenly spaced or have moved, Invisalign® or ClearCorrect may be the right choice for you. Invisalign® and ClearCorrect aligners are invisible alternatives to conventional braces which require each patient to wear a series of clear aligners. Treatment is monitored by our dentists at PMD Dental Group and clear aligners are replaced about every 2 weeks. These aligners will gradually guide your teeth into a straighter position, giving you the smile you’ve been dreaming about.

Advantages include:

  • Virtually unnoticeable
  • Removable
  • Shorter treatment times
  • Prevents uncomfortable mouth sores
  • Easy maintenance
  • No dietary restrictions

COST OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS IN PORT MELBOURNE

When it comes to your smile, there isn’t any one-size-fits-all solution. When you visit us for a consultation, our dentists will be able to assess your mouth and determine eligibility for treatment. An accurate cost estimate will then be given based on the severity of misalignment and the type of treatment you opt for.

ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITHOUT BRACES

Avoid braces and unnecessary extractions with early intervention!

Orthopaedic Appliances

No brace approach involves the wearing of functional removable or bonded orthopaedic appliances which are worn to correct jaw mal-alignment and crowded teeth.

The no-brace approach is subject to the patient’s age and degree of malocclusion and crowding. Generally, Orthopaedic appliances are combined with short-term orthodontic treatment of braces.

For a consultation regarding whether you are a candidate for the no braces approach, please contact us today!

Free Orthodontic Consultation

To learn more about our orthodontic treatments, and which options may be best for you or your family, get in touch with our team.

Why Choose Port Melbourne Dental

Take a step towards achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile with orthodontics when you choose Port Melbourne Dental.

  • Our team consists of experienced professionals skilled in a wide range of dental services. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality of care for your oral health needs.
  • Port Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments, from routine check-ups, and cleanings to general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental and dental implants.
  • Our clinic is equipped with modern technology which allows for more accurate diagnostics and treatments.
  • We tailor treatment plans to suit your unique individual requirements so that you receive the right care.