Burwood Orthodontics

Burwood Orthodontics

What is orthodontics?

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The aim of orthodontics is to prevent and treat misaligned teeth or jaws. Our Burwood dentists promote oral health by addressing crowded teeth, crooked teeth and poor jaw alignment. They also assist our patients in maintaining strong gums and teeth by correcting some of the underlying orthodontic issues that cause tooth loss and decay.

Most people seek orthodontic treatment to get an attractive, healthy smile. If you’re embarrassed about your smile, getting braces will significantly enhance how you feel and look.

Benefits of orthodontic treatment

Increased self-confidence
Your confidence shoots up when your dental health is in good condition. You feel at ease when you socialise and meet new people.
Better dental health
When you straighten your teeth with orthodontic treatment, your gum and teeth health also improve significantly.
Improved functionality
Orthodontic treatments can address all your bite-related issues and misalignments.
Proper alignment of jaws
Misaligned teeth put additional stress on your jaw; over time, this pressure can result in a jaw joint. When our Burwood orthodontist treats it, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your bite pattern, as well as reduced wear.

How does orthodontic treatment work?

Our dentist utilises appliances like clear aligners or braces to guide the teeth to their optimal positions over time, by applying gentle force on them. The movement of the teeth occurs due to the breakdown and rebuilding of bone tissue.

When the treatment is finished, most patients will require retainers to give their new bone a chance to support the teeth’s new positions.

Plastic, ceramic, and metal are used to make orthodontic appliances. They might be brackets attached to the teeth, or they might be removable.

The days of wrapping each tooth with a metal band and bracket are long gone. Now, you can select metal or clear brackets and even the colour of your appliance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the duration of the orthodontic treatment?
The length of your treatment can range from one to three years based on how severe or mild your condition is, your type of treatment, and your age. You play a significant role in your treatment’s success! Your orthodontic treatment will be more effective the more engaged and diligent you are. Our Burwood dentist will go through the available options with you and share a rough idea of how long your total treatment might take before starting your orthodontic treatments. Contact us to schedule a consultation and know more about this procedure.
What are some of the health risks linked to untreated orthodontic issues?

Health risks linked to untreated orthodontic problems include:

  • Excessive or irregular tooth enamel wear
  • Ear pain
  • Poor dental hygiene, leading to a greater chance of gum disease and tooth decay
  • Headaches
  • Dental issues
  • Facial or jaw pain
What are the treatment options for Orthodontics?
Numerous treatment alternatives are available today, including retainers, clear aligners, micro braces, ceramic braces, and invisible braces. And each has its unique benefits. Our Burwood orthodontist has the knowledge to take into account every possibility based on factors like differences in your tooth sizes, jaw imbalances, and age. He will work with you to make the most appropriate choice for your best smile, since they are aware of what to use and when to use it.
How should I care for my teeth if I'm wearing a retainer or braces?
  • Make sure to make appointments with our dentist for your regular checkups. We recommend that you continue to visit our dentist every six months.
  • Avoid eating foods that might get stuck in your braces (ribs, soft bagels, and corn on the cob), hard foods, and sticky foods ( gummy bears, chewing gum, caramel).
  • Remember to floss once a day and brush your teeth after every meal.
  • Try to stay away from sugary foods while you’re receiving treatment because they encourage the growth of more bacteria in your mouth, which leads to cavities and plaque.
  • Brush your retainer lightly with toothpaste and a toothbrush to keep it clean. Also, never put your retainer in the dishwasher or hot water.
  • If you remove your retainer for eating, ensure that you floss and brush your teeth. In addition, keep your retainer in its container to prevent loss or breakage.
  • Use fluoride-containing toothpaste, and inquire if you require a fluoride rinse from our Burwood dentist. This will aid in cavity prevention
What is the right or appropriate age for an orthodontic appointment?
Any age might be a perfect time to visit our Burwood dentist if you want to enhance the feel of your smile. He will help you with all your orthodontic needs. Good dental care is extremely important to your overall health.

Your smile could look like this:

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