Children and adults orthodontics in Oakleigh
Orthodontics will straighten your smile and align jaw issues. Crooked or misaligned teeth can put a real dent in your confidence, and many people spend years hiding their smile. Crooked teeth can cause other problems, such as uneven tooth wear or jaw problems in later years of life. They can also be extremely difficult to clean, thus making you more prone to gum disease and tooth decay.
Why are my teeth crooked?
Teeth can grow crooked for genetic reasons, through tooth loss, due to childhood habits such as prolonged thumb sucking, or because the jaw is misaligned, or simply because your jaw is too small for a full set of teeth.
Will orthodontics fix my crooked teeth?
The main solution for managing crooked or misaligned teeth is orthodontics. While it is most common to start orthodontic treatment during childhood or adolescence, it is becoming increasingly popular with adult patients. Our dentists have many years of experience in providing orthodontic services and straightening teeth. Technological advancements such as Inman Aligners and Invisalign are suitable for less complex orthodontic treatments and are a popular choice over traditional fixed braces.
We will thoroughly assess your overall oral health and explain the pros and cons of all orthodontic braces options. Once you are well informed, we can suggest the best orthodontic solution for your smile and lifestyle.
Traditional fixed braces
For certain orthodontic problems, traditional fixed braces are still the best option. They allow the greatest precision in moving individual teeth, and are the best option for fixing major bites problems. Clear brackets and wires are available, as well as colours. For more information, see Braces.
Invisalign is an increasingly popular choice for orthodontic treatment, as the aligner is clear and very discreet. Because it is removable, it offers greater flexibility and enables you to live your life while you straighten your teeth. For more information, see Invisalign.
ClearCorrect is a series of clear aligners that gradually change the alignment of your teeth. For more information, see ClearCorrect.
The Inman Aligner system is one of the fastest orthodontic treatments available, and can correct misalignment in as little as two months. The device works through pressure from behind as well as in front of the teeth. For more information, see Inman Aligner.
Come and see us at Station Square Dental for a full overview of the options available to you.