Nexgen: Your Orthodontic Dentist in Belmore
Orthodontics is the clinical science of aligning teeth. This can be done with a variety of different treatment methods, usually incorporating an orthodontic appliance which is attached or worn for a significant period of time. The type of treatment you have will depend on the current state of your teeth, your straightening goals, and other oral health factors. Your orthodontist in Belmore at Nexgen Dental will explain your options to you during your initial appointment.
The ultimate goal is to achieve the perfect smile and an ideal occlusal bite (the way the jaw comes together). This can be measured using a number of different tests, including bite moulds. Having straight teeth not only gives a person the confidence to smile but also allows a person to be able to clean effectively, allowing them to prevent the onset of gum disease. For example, teeth which are too close together or sit at odd angles can be difficult to floss and brush around, leading to buildup and inflammation.
We recommend all children have an orthodontic consultation at the age of 7. At this early stage interceptive treatment may be carried out to prevent the child requiring a full course of orthodontic treatment in their early teens, or in some cases even prevent irreversible damage. In some situations, it may also reduce the total time for which they need to wear an orthodontic appliance.
At Nexgen Dental we use the latest technology in tooth alignment allowing us to straighten teeth rapidly and painlessly. We also offer ceramic brackets for patients who want to keep their treatment discreet, or coloured brackets for those who want to flaunt their orthodontic appliance.
To find out more about the orthodontic treatment methods we offer, or to schedule an appointment for yourself or your child, please call (02) 9787 2003.