ERSKINVILLE ORTHODONTICS COVERING NEWTOWN, ALEXANDRIA & ST PETERS
Try Our Orthodontics Treatments -Straighter teeth for a healthier smile
Do you wish your teeth were straighter? Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can affect more than just your appearance. They can also affect how you eat or speak and increase your risk of developing other dental problems. Protruding teeth may also be at greater risk of injury.
If your teeth don’t line up properly when you smile, they stick out or have gaps, you could benefit from orthodontics. Although some people only associate braces with teenagers, many adults now choose to have braces thanks to advances in technology making these appliances more comfortable and less visible in the mouth compared to those of the past.
If you’re thinking about orthodontics in Erskineville, Sydney Park Dental is now offering a free consultation as part of your regular check-up and clean appointment. We’ll examine your mouth and jaws and let you know if you or your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment. We’ll explain exactly what this involves and what the risks may be so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you or your family.
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What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that concerns the position and alignment of teeth. These treatments can be designed to correct an existing issue with your teeth or jaws or to prevent problems from developing in the future. Orthodontics can be complex, and dentists need to complete extra training before they can offer these treatments.
An orthodontic consultation is carried out separately from your oral health assessment. It may involve the use of x-rays or other imaging systems to give your dentist a more complete picture of your mouth so they can plan the most effective treatment.
Who can benefit from orthodontics?
We may spot signs of orthodontic problems during your regular check-up. You might also have an issue that’s affecting your health or wellbeing that you want corrected. Depending on the individual case, orthodontics may be able to correct:
- Bite problems (malocclusion) such as overbite, underbite or crossbite
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth
What age can orthodontics begin?
There’s no set age when children or teenagers can begin orthodontic treatment, as it depends on how the teeth and jaws have developed. However, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic assessment before the age of 8. This gives our dentists the chance to address issues with alignment, asymmetry or bad habits such as thumb sucking when these are usually easier to correct.
Braces and other orthodontic treatments can usually begin around the age of 11–12. Many older teenagers and adults are also suitable for orthodontics.
What does orthodontics involve?
If you book an orthodontics consultation at Sydney Park Dental, we’ll first give you a comprehensive oral health assessment to check that your teeth and gums are healthy or recommend any treatments that may be needed. We’ll then examine the position and alignment of your teeth in relation to your jaws, using dental x-rays to help us make a diagnosis.
If we think you could benefit from orthodontics, we’ll discuss the treatment options we offer at our Erskineville clinic and explain what each one involves. We’ll make sure you have realistic expectations of what your results could be and how long the treatment is likely to take.
For traditional braces, brackets and bands are attached to the teeth that apply gentle force to slowly move them into their desired position over time. We’ll see you every few weeks during the course of the treatment to make any adjustments needed and check that your treatment is going according to plan.
The time it takes to straighten your teeth depends on your unique situation and the type of treatment you choose, but it will usually take more than a year. You’ll also need to wear a retainer temporarily after the treatment to help maintain the new position of your teeth and jaws and prevent them from shifting back.
What are the risks?
We’ll make sure you understand any possible risk of complications or side-effects during your consultation. It may take a few weeks to get used to the feel of your new braces, and they may affect how you eat and speak at first, but your mouth should quickly adjust.
If your braces feel painful or come loose, you should contact us as soon as possible to make an emergency appointment.
Meet our dentist
Orthodontic treatments at Sydney Park Dental are provided by our principal dentist Dr Fei Qiu.
Dr Fei (Jane) is known for her gentle and caring chairside manner that helps her patients feel more relaxed during their dental visits. She is a firm believer in the preventive approach to dentistry, helping people of all ages to address dental and orthodontic issues today and lower the risk of more serious problems developing in the future.
When you visit Sydney Park Dental for an orthodontics appointment, Dr Fei will check the alignment of your teeth and jaws and discuss whether braces and other treatments could help you. We’ll tell you what the treatment involves, how much it’s likely to cost and the payment plans we offer so you can make an informed decision for yourself or your children.
Book a free consultation today
Looking for orthodontics in Erskineville? Sydney Park Dental is conveniently located in Sydney Park Village. We’re proud to serve our local community in Erskineville and neighbouring suburbs including Alexandria, Enmore, Newtown and St. Peters, as well as our patients from further afield.
We now offer a free orthodontic consultation with every check-up and clean! If you and your family are due for a check-up, make an appointment with our team today.
Call us now on (02) 8084 7170 or contact us online. Please let us know if you’re interested in our free orthodontics offer when you make your appointment so we can allocate enough time and avoid delays.