Many people assume orthodontics is purely used to create a more pleasing smile and facial appearance. While this is perfectly true it does overlook other and arguably more important reasons for considering orthodontics.
Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, and this in turn will help reduce your risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, teeth that are correctly aligned will bite together more accurately, reducing wear and tear on individual teeth, and wear and tear on your jaw joints.
Orthodontic treatment uses various appliances that may be fixed or removable to help correctly align the teeth and jaws.
Orthodontics can be used to create a more pleasing and balanced facial profile as well as creating a more attractive and fully functional smile.
Orthodontics is suitable for both adults and children, provided their teeth are healthy and strong.
In fact, an increasing number of adults are now opting for orthodontic treatment as the very latest aligners are very discreet.
There is likely to be some degree of discomfort as your teeth are being forced to move.
This is normally easily dealt with using over-the-counter painkillers and tends to mainly occur when the braces have initially been fitted or are adjusted or tightened.
Almost certainly, as retainers help to keep the teeth in their new positions, ensuring they do not drift out of place. Initially you will probably need to wear your retainers all the time, but this will be gradually reduced.
Retainers can be bonded onto the back surfaces of your teeth where they are virtually invisible, or they can be removable.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.