Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on treating irregularities of teeth and faces.
Straight teeth help an individual to effectively bite, chew and speak. Properly aligned teeth and jaws can prevent physical health problems occurring in the future as well as contributing to healthy teeth and gums now. There are several types of orthodontic treatments. The most commonly known is braces.
Braces are essentially “handles” which are fixed to teeth to let us grip the teeth while moving them. Braces are usually connected to each other by wires and sometimes elastic bands. Gently pressing on your teeth, over time Braces will move your teeth into their desired positions.
Beneficial to both adults and children alike; Orthodontic treatment will help you achieve the stunning straight smile you have always desired. The best age for children to begin Orthodontic treatment varies depending on their individual needs. However, it is essential that a child has an evaluation and examination to determine the appropriate age to start treatment. Sometimes children require interceptive or early orthodontic treatment to help them grow and develop better. This commonly utilizes removable appliances or plates that often only take about 6 months to actively treat poorly aligned teeth or jaws. Adult patients may require a longer treatment time, as they have denser bone structure than children; however, the results are just as effective. You are never too old for orthodontic treatment.
To find out more information on Orthodontic treatment, please contact Lake Dental on 07 3879 8999 or click here to contact us online.
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