Are you feeling self-conscious about your crooked, gappy or widely spaced teeth? Orthodontic treatment can leave you with perfectly aligned teeth and a gorgeous smile.
For more information on our range of orthodontic treatments here in Molonglo Valley, contact Molonglo Dental Surgery at 02 6287 1222.
Orthodontics is a specialty type of dental treatment that involves the correction of any jaw and tooth positioning issues.
There are many benefits associated with orthodontics. While many people straighten their teeth to improve the appearance of their smile, orthodontic treatment is also beneficial for hygienic reasons. When your teeth overlap due to crowding issues or if there are gaps in your teeth, the misalignment can make it difficult to clean between the teeth or make them prone to trapping food debris. Orthodontics can help move your teeth to their proper positions to facilitate a more thorough clean, which in turn helps to prevent dental ailments like tooth decay and gum disease.
A common misconception about orthodontic treatments is that they are only appropriate for children. In reality, any patient who has healthy teeth, bones and gums can benefit from orthodontic treatments. It is true that most dentists would recommend the ideal age for receiving treatment is around 12 or 13. That’s because the teeth and bone structure is typically at its most malleable around this age, which tends to make it a faster and simpler procedure. Younger patients also have less dental work done that may require certain workarounds.
That said, advancements of modern dentistry have brought new orthodontic techniques and systems to market that are designed to speed up the teeth straightening procedure while achieving predictable outcomes in a comfortable and discreet manner. These innovations also cater to adult patients who are reticent about wearing traditional braces that consists of unsightly wires and brackets on their teeth. Orthodontics also helps to create a better facial profile and reduces the strain on your jaw joints caused by an improper bite.
Molonglo Dental Surgery is a family-focused practice that provides orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages. Our experienced dentist is versed in the latest orthodontic systems and techniques to correct a wide range of misalignment issues. Depending on your specific teeth and bone condition, state of oral health and age as well as the orthodontic treatment of choice, the full orthodontic treatment may take anywhere from 3 months to several years.
At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we provide the following orthodontic services: