Many adults may not have had the opportunity to have childhood orthodontics, but treatment can still be worth considering later in life, particularly if you have teeth that are significantly out of alignment or which are quite crooked.
The benefits include gaining an attractive smile which can help to boost self-esteem and self-confidence and possibly improved dental health.
Teeth that are overcrowded or which significantly overlap each other are more difficult to keep clean.
They are trickier to brush and floss thoroughly, and it may be near impossible to fit a piece of dental floss in between teeth that are tightly packed in.
Correctly aligned teeth are much easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
These days it is possible to straighten teeth using removable braces that are virtually invisible.
There is no need to wear braces that have highly visible brackets and wires. In many cases, adults can be treated with a system called Invisalign and which uses clear plastic aligners to reposition teeth.
If you do need to wear fixed braces, these can have very thin tooth coloured wires and brackets that are either clear or tooth coloured.
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.