Richmond Orthodontics For All Ages
If you’re unhappy with your gappy, protruding or crooked teeth then you’re certainly not alone. Few people are lucky enough to have been born with perfectly aligned teeth but thanks to Richmond orthodontics you can have just that.
Orthodontics is a section of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are misaligned. While teeth straightening and alignment is important for the appearance of your smile, it’s even more important for improving bite functionality and jaw support.
Crooked teeth that don’t meet together properly pose a risk for tooth decay and gum disease which can result in tooth loss.
Richmond Orthodontics – Adult and Children’s orthodontics at our Richmond clinic in NSW
Each member of our TLC dentists team is very knowledgeable about orthodontics and uses different state-of-the-art technology to achieve a healthy straight smile as subtly and quickly as possible.
Our orthodontic treatments are perfect for adults seeking the smile they dream of or parents wanting to ensure their child’s bite and smile ends up being exactly right. Over half of the patients treated at TLC dentists Richmond for teeth straightening are for Adult Orthodontics.
We believe early orthodontic treatment to be beneficial when it’s needed. In fact, parents are often pleasantly surprised to learn that orthodontic treatment can be carried out very successfully upon children at an early age. We’re able to use jaw growth guidance techniques that comfortably expand the jaws to make more space for crowded and crooked teeth to straighten while minimising the need for tooth extractions.
An attractive smile with straight teeth that function well can have a big impact on your self-esteem, self-confidence, and long-term oral health.
How to know if you need orthodontic treatment
Our dentists can determine if you or your child will benefit from orthodontic treatment. Based on diagnostic tools, your medical and dental history, and special X-rays, our dentists may recommend orthodontics and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Signs that you may need orthodontic treatment include:
- Crooked positioning of teeth that are out of alignment
- An underbite – where the lower teeth protrude farther than the upper front teeth
- An overbite – when the upper jaw overlaps the lower jar
- A crossbite – where the top and bottom teeth do not meet correctly
- An open bite – a gap or opening between a closed jaw
- Snoring, sleep apnoea or mouth-breathing
- Gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Crowding – insufficient space for all the teeth
If you are concerned about any of these issues then our experienced dentists can help.
How does orthodontic treatment work?
Orthodontic braces in Richmond work by gently applying constant low pressure to the teeth to guide them into their desired position. The complexity of your dental condition will determine the most effective type of orthodontic treatment
The most common type of fixed appliances is the traditional braces. Fortunately, modern-day traditional braces are lighter, more compact and more comfortable than their predecessors.
If you hate the thought of wearing metal braces on your teeth, a better option is ceramic white braces. They work in the same way as traditional braces only the brackets are tooth coloured.
Traditional braces can tackle simple to complex misalignment problems and are reliable and relatively fast-acting. They’re also suitable for children and adults alike.
In addition to traditional braces, we offer adult patients a variety of clear aligner systems, such as Invisalign, that are removable and barely noticeable.
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children. Almost half of TLC dentists orthodontic patients are adult phase braces. If you’re tired of your crooked smile, then now could be the time to do something about it. Why not contact TLC Dentists to see how Richmond orthodontics can help you.