It’s never too late for a smile makeover! Treat mum this Mother’s Day

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Give mum the perfect smile this May with the gift of a new bright smile.  Cosmetic dentistry is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Research shows 80% of Australian women feel self-conscious about their smile when they see a photo of themselves and only 18% of Australians are really happy with their teeth. If your mum is unhappy with her smile then Putney Dental Care can help. We offer services in cosmetic dentistry including veneers and orthodontics. Call us today on (02) 9808 2588.

Understanding Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty area of dentistry which improves a person’s smile, bite and oral health by correcting the positioning of the teeth and jaw. Common orthodontic issues include crowded teeth and spacing issues, buck teeth, underbites, overbites and deep-bites, open-bites, missing teeth, impacted teeth and ectopic teeth. These are all common issues in which Orthodontics can fix using braces and removable dental appliances. In some cases patients with teeth and jaw irregularities can experience increased risk of tooth decay, periodontal disease and muscular stress when chewing. These conditions could lead to headaches, pain in the neck, shoulders and back.

Benefits of Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just straighten your teeth but also enhances your smile as your teeth and bite are realigned. Restore the confidence you have in your  appearance with Orthodontic treatment today. Other benefits include:

  • Increased confidence with a straighter and attractive smile.
  • Increased hygiene as it is easier to clean. Crowded and overlapping teeth make it difficult when brushing, leading to tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues.
  • Reduced tooth wear, as incorrect alignment can lead to excessive or uneven wear of teeth.
  • Reduced Jaw joint problems as poor alignment can increase pain in jaw area as the muscles have to work harder.  
  • Increased optimal dental health

Seeking Orthodontic consultation

At Putney Dental Care the first phase of the patient’s Orthodontic journey begins with a complimentary consultation – this will allow the team to understand the patient’s needs. From the first consultation we then advise a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. Dr Danielle is extensively trained in non-extraction orthodontics. With years of experience, she uses her extensive knowledge in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry to create an ideal treatment plan for each individual  to ensure you obtain the best results.

Procedure options

There are a variety of treatment options available to move teeth, improve your smile with the easy option of braces. There are three types of braces Putney Dental Care offers to patients.

  1. Traditional metal braces
  2. Ceramic braces (for a more subtle look)
  3. Lingual braces (to hide it all) 

Orthodontic treatment  in children

The first consultation is recommended for a child at no later than seven years of age. At this time, we are able to identify the first signs of issues. At the age of seven a child starts to develop permanent teeth, giving dentists a good indication of any orthodontic conditions which may arise when the child grows.

Orthodontic treatment in Adults

Whilst it was once less common to treat adults due to the unattractive appeal of braces, it has become more common today with advances in teeth straightening and adjustment technology, as well as more aesthetically pleasing options. 

In addition to Orthodontics, there other cosmetic options available to patients to give them their desired bright smile. A good alternative are veneers, accompanied by tooth whitening.

A whiter and brighter smile with Porcelain Veneers

Patients who experience discoloured, chipped or misshaped teeth will benefit from veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom made porcelain laminates which fit over your teeth to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. This treatment option is effective in enhancing the overall appearance of your smile. Veneer treatment is simple and pain free. For those who are happy with the colour of their teeth, an impression is taken of your tooth which forms the mould for the veneers. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth with resin cement. However, for those who are not quite happy with the colour of their teeth, tooth whitening options, whether it be a take-home kit or in-chair treatment, are recommended prior to taking impressions.

Porcelain Veneers are known to enhance your smile. Not to mention the other benefits which include:

  • Minimal reduction of tooth enamel
  • Natural-looking option
  • Durable and stain-resistant
  • Long lasting

Common questions many patients asks about Veneers include the procedure preparation and the everyday maintenance and upkeep of Porcelain Veneers.

Preparation and tips on caring for Porcelain Veneers

It is important to get it right when doing porcelain veneers as they can last you years and years. Preparing for treatment can include whitening treatment prior to choosing the perfect shade for your new smile. Options such as take-home kits and in chair whitening treatment can be done before designing your new smile. Having the perfect shade is important as veneers do not change in colour like our natural teeth do. Veneers are easy to clean. It is important you remember to floss once a day and brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

With these options available from Putney Dental care a whiter, healthier, happy smile is only minutes away. Begin the process today by making an appointment with Putney Dental Care today. Call (02) 9808 2588 or visit the website www.putneydentalcare.com.au

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