Designing a perfect smile
While we mainly associate orthodontic treatment with teenagers, pre-teens and adults can also benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment from John Street Dental.
Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or protrude can affect the way your teeth look and your bite – how your top and bottom teeth fit together. A bad bite can make it difficult to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also lead to muscle tension in the jaw and facial pain.
There are many orthodontic treatment solutions and as each person is unique, so too is their treatment. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years this pressure moves teeth into the right position.
Orthodontics is used to correct a variety of alignment problems, which include:
- An overjet – when the upper front teeth protrude
- A deep bite – when the upper front teeth cover the lower front teeth too much
- A cross-bite – when one or more of your upper teeth doesn’t line up with the lower tooth or teeth
- An open bite – when the back teeth are together and there’s an opening between the lower and upper front teeth
- An under-bite – when the upper teeth fit inside the arch of the lower teeth
- Spaces between teeth or crowded teeth
Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance of your smile but also your oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to have tooth decay and gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment for pre-teens helps guide the development of the teeth and facial bones. This can significantly reduce the time needed in braces during the image-conscious teenage years.
Even though people know the value of a beautiful straight smile, wearing metal braces and the effect this can have personally and professionally is the reason many adults are reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment.
That’s why Invisalign has become the orthodontic treatment of choice for many adults and teens.
Invisalign retainers are strong, virtually invisible, hard plastic aligners designed to move your teeth in tiny increments. Each set of aligners are replaced with a new set every two weeks until your desired result is achieved.
Unlike fixed metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed so you can eat and maintain a thorough oral health routine.
Invisalign treatment takes approximately the same amount of time as fixed braces. And, just like all other aspects of orthodontic treatment you will be required to attend regular check-up appointments.
This enables our dental team at John Street Dental to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
For information on orthodontic treatment for you or your children, contact John Street Dental and schedule a consultation appointment.
Please call us on (07) 3284 2244. We are located at 116 John St, Redcliffe QLD 4020.