Call Putney Dental For The Best Orthodontics In Town!
Whether you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, or feel that your bite is not quite right, orthodontics is the option for you! Call us today on (02) 9808 2588 and let us transform your smile.
Orthodontic treatment can include the use of removable appliances or fixed braces. Such treatment can correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowded and crooked teeth, jaw issues, impacted teeth and close spaces between teeth, to name just a few!
Our professional team at Putney Dental Care can diagnose your orthodontics-related issues and formulate a solution tailored for you. The first phase in orthodontics is a consultation. In this complimentary session, we aim to understand your situation and cater to your needs. We then gather all the information needed to assess your case thoroughly and take the time to discuss your comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. For more complex cases, you may be referred to a specialist orthodontist that we work with to ensure that we obtain the best result for you.
When Is My Child Ready for Orthodontics?
An initial orthodontic evaluation is recommended for your child at no later than seven years of age or at the first sign of orthodontic problems. Why seven? It is because at this age, several permanent teeth have usually grown out. This gives our dentists assurance there are permanent teeth to work on as they evaluate your child’s orthodontic condition.
In some cases, preliminary interceptive treatment is highly recommended. We call this the “Phase One” treatment. With early diagnosis, we can take the least invasive approach to giving your child better tooth and jaw development. This treatment can include an orthopaedic appliance and/or partial fixed braces. Other objectives of this procedure include making space for adult teeth, and advancing or expanding your child’s jaw. Addressing these issues while your child is still growing gives us the ability to address things that, left unchecked, could require surgery and more invasive approaches in the future.
Advantages of Early Treatment:
- Positively influence jaw growth
- Create ideal dental arch widths
- Improve eruption patterns
- Reduce risk of trauma to protruded upper incisors
- Correct myofunctional habits that may negatively influence jaw and tooth development, such as thumb sucking or mouth-breathing
- Improve self-esteem
- Simplify or reduce treatment time should your child need orthodontic care later
- Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
Depending on your child’s bite, it may be best to wait for a few more years before getting braces. We find that some children may be suitable for braces once further growth has set in and all adult teeth are present.
Feel free to give our qualified orthodontics staff a call at your earliest convenience. Together, we discuss and explore what’s best for your child.
Orthodontics for Older Patients
Traditionally, orthodontics was only for children and young adults. Indeed, traditional orthodontic treatments typically involved unattractive silver metal braces and wires. Today, more and more adults want teeth straightening but don’t want the self-consciousness that often comes with traditional methods to correct their orthodontic problems. If you’re an adult unhappy with the alignment or appearance of your teeth, our clinic has exactly what you need. It’s never late to get that smile that you’d be proud to wear!
Your options include:
- Removable aligners
- Ceramic (tooth-coloured) braces
- Lingual ‘invisible’ braces that sit on the inside of your teeth
Feel free to give us a call at (02) 98082588 to arrange a complimentary consultation with our experienced orthodontics team. During the appointment, we go over which orthodontics option will suit you best.