Orthodontics

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Orthodontics deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatments can improve the appearance, health and function of the teeth, gums and jaws.

We offer the following orthodontic treatments:

  • Standard (metal) braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign
  • Early intervention orthodontics, e.g. expansion plates
  • Space maintainers

We offer interest free orthodontic payment plans, call us (03) 9808 1108 for more information.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic/clear braces function the same way as traditional braces but mimic the colour of the teeth. They are a great option if you would like to minimise the look of braces. Ceramic brackets are non-porous and extremely resistant to staining or discolouration. We also can use tooth coloured wires to complete the minimal look.

Invisalign is clear and removable so can fit in with most lifestyles. This means you can take them out for that special function if needed. It also means that you can clean your teeth effectively without having to work around braces attached to teeth. A custom made series of aligners are developed for each individual. Wearing the aligners 20-22 hours a day will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no brackets or wires, you simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

Visit www.invisalign.com.au for further details.

Interceptive Orthodontics

There are certain conditions where early treatment is advised. This can help correct the alignment of teeth as they come through or help minimise complex orthodontic treatment in adult teeth. In other words, early treatment may prevent the need for braces later on or make the course of treatment with braces shorter and simpler. Most kids could be assessed at around age 8 or 9 years. Occasionally some conditions are treated earlier.

This treatment can be done with removable plates or other devices fixed in the mouth. The treatment time is usually shorter at around 6- 12 months.

Hygienic benefits of straight teeth

Healthier gums

Straight and properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crooked and crowded teeth.

Aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around the teeth which may lead to better periodontal health.

Easier cleaning

Straighter teeth make oral hygiene and teeth cleaning much easier. The chances of plaque retention, developing tooth decay and gum disease can be reduced.

If you or your child needs braces or some other form of orthodontic treatment, please contact us at Mount Waverley Dental to make an appointment. Alternatively you can call us on 9808 1108.