If you’ve decided to have orthodontic treatment, you’ll know what an important step you’re taking towards improving the look of your teeth. And if you’re already wearing braces, no doubt you’re looking forward to the day they come off and you can reveal your beautiful straight teeth! But the benefits of orthodontic treatment go way beyond looks.
Our Brisbane orthodontic treatment options include:
White ceramic braces
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialised field of dentistry that corrects jaw function and improperly aligned teeth. It is used to correct issues such as:
Crowding and spacing of teeth
Overbites, underbites and cross bites
Why do I need orthodontic treatment?
People of all ages choose to undergo orthodontic treatment primarily for cosmetic reasons, but what the dentist is looking at is the proper alignment of your teeth and jawline.
Crooked or crowded teeth may cause uneven wear of tooth surfaces or jaw problems that can lead to complications later in life. An incorrectly aligned bite and jaw can also lead to jaw joint issues, sometimes resulting in headaches, jaw, neck and shoulder pain.
They can also be difficult to clean properly, which makes them prone to tooth decay and gum disease. When your teeth are in the correct position, brushing and flossing are made much easier.
So, while you’re wearing braces, remember that the success of your treatment is affected by how well you care for your teeth and gums. Good oral care at home involves effectively removing plaque from your teeth, gums and braces every day. Not only will it keep your treatment time on course, but it will also contribute to the continued health of your teeth and gums.
Braces orthodontic options
There are alternatives to what type of braces can be placed onto your teeth.
The traditional metal brackets are still commonly used as they are the most effective in moving teeth.
For those people who want their orthodontics less obvious, then clear brackets is a great alternative, for a fractional extra cost.
Clear Aligners are also options that can help straighten your teeth without being as obvious as traditional metal braces. Instead, a series of clear aligners move your teeth into the desired position, resulting in straight teeth without metal braces.