It is recommended that children from an early age should visit their dentist regularly to ensure the proper development of jaw and teeth functioning instead of getting a rectification at a later stage after the problem occur.
What Is Orthodontics?
A branch of dentistry that helps in jaw and teeth correction by positioning them properly.
How Do Orthodontics Help?
A full diagnosis of your teeth, jaw, dental history, x-ray and photographs can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Typically orthodontics are recommended, and development plan is put into place when someone suffers from the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
- Misplaced midline
Proper orthodontic treatment will give you not only increased oral health and a more effective hygiene routine, but a better facial appearance as well.
What Are The Most Common Orthodontic Treatments?
Depending on the issue with the teeth and the jaw, our dentists generally develop an orthodontic treatment plan that can include different types of appliances. The devices can be fixed, permanent or removable. Some of the appliances used are:
- Braces: One of the more common orthodontic devices that helps align the teeth into their proper positions by applying gradual, increased pressure.
- Special fixed appliances: Mostly used to stop toddlers and children from thumb sucking and tongue trusting by attaching the device to the teeth.
- Space Maintainers: In case a baby loses a tooth prematurely, a fixed space maintainer is put in place until the eruption of the permanent tooth. For adults, a removable space maintainer is used to achieve the same effect to keep the space between teeth open.
- Aligners: Generally used for adults instead of braces to align the teeth. During eating, brushing, and flossing the aligners can be removed.
- Lip and Cheek Bumpers: These are used in scenarios where the lips and cheeks are placing pressure on the teeth. The bumpers keep them separate.
- Palatal Expander: This is an appliance that is used in the upper jaw to widen the arch. It is placed on the roof of the mouth and the palate. An outward pressure is then applied to open it lengthwise and to expand the palatal area.
- Removable Retainers: These devices are worn on the roof of the mouth so that the teeth do not shift to their previous position.
- Jaw Reopening Appliances: Also known as splints, these are worn on top or lower jaw. Those suffering from Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ) are recommended to use the jaw reopening appliance. The splint helps the jaw to be trained to close in a more favourable position.
Book an appointment with Chats Dental for your child and see if he/she requires any orthodontics treatment. We can develop a plan so that it can rectify any existing issues as well as prevent any future problems.
At CHATS DENTAL, we understand each individual is different and unique, therefore we use the most effective and efficient way to straighten teeth by utilizing the INDIVIDUAL PATIENT (IP) APPLIANCE®. It was the first customized appliance system in the world and is an enhanced straight archwire technique known as the next generation of orthodontics.
The IP Appliance® revolutionized orthodontics by giving the ability to optimize the appliance for each patient, including every bracket, band, archwire as well as a variety of springs and mechanics systems, all tailored to each individual’s anatomy and case goals respectively. Together with the computer aided diagnosis using digital cephalometric analysis, model measuring, and visual treatment objectives, your best natural smile with optimized teeth alignment and facial profile can be achieved in the most efficient and effective way.
The correct timing of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for younger children with mixed dentition can be very beneficial. A good time to implement the Phase I orthodontic treatment can significantly reduce the time required or sometimes it can even eliminate the need for Phase II (braces) orthodontic treatment.
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Invisalign Go: A Better Way to Quick Straight Teeth
For those who think they are too old for braces or had been there and done that many years ago, yet unhappy with the relapse after braces come off, Invisalign Go may be the perfect solution for you to enjoy a beautiful smile without the need to put traditional metal braces back on again. Call us on 0401 SMILE7 (0401 764 537) or (02) 8065 1080 to make an orthodontic consultation dental appointment for full orthodontic records taking and the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans customized to your detailed individual diagnosis and goals.