What are Orthodontic Braces?
There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces. Each of them has their uses. The dentists at Aussie Smile Dentist have the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities, based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more. They know what to use and when to use it, and will work with you to make the best decision, for your best smile.
How do Braces work?
In their entirety, orthodontic braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied.
Reasons why patients choose to seek treatment
- 1- Protruding upper front teeth: which is one of the most common dental problems.
- 2- A deep bite: when your upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much.
- 3- Asymmetry: especially when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, because the teeth have drifted or the position of the jaw has shifted.
- 4- Crowding: when there is not enough room for your teeth it results in crowding. Due to that, some patients have significant gaps between their teeth.
- 5- A reverse bite: when your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.
- 6- An open bite: when your front teeth remain apart when your back teeth meet; the tongue is often still visible between the upper and lower front teeth.
- 7- Impacted teeth: in some patients, secondary teeth come through in the wrong position or do not erupt at all. Orthodontic treatment can help bring these teeth into the correct position.
The benefits of Orthodontic Braces in Mosman, Sydney
- 1- Correction of the bite of the teeth so that the front teeth meet on closing and the back teeth mesh together
- 2- Removal of dental crowding or closing spaces
- 3- Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth
- 4- Alignment of the upper and lower dental arches
- 5- Enhancing facial aesthetics
- 6- Accommodating impacted, un-erupted or displaced teeth
- 7- Preparation for advanced dental treatment, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants
- 8- Reversing the drifting of the teeth in older patients who have suffered from advanced gum disease