Orthodontic Treatment (No Braces)
Straighten Your Teeth
The benefits of orthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth.
Crooked teeth or jaw problems may contribute to improper cleaning of teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and, possibly, gum disease or total tooth loss. Orthodontic problems that go untreated can potentially lead to chewing and digestion difficulties, speech impairments, and abnormal wear of tooth surfaces. Over time, excessive strain on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth can affect the jaw joints which may lead to problems such as headaches or face and neck pain.
The Australian Dental Association recommends that children get an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Though orthodontic treatment can be done at any age, timely treatment helps to ensure optimal oral health.
State-of-the-art appliances and treatments are now available to help assist in the straitening of teeth , from traditional metal braces, to clear and tooth coloured brackets, to NASA type wires that are heat activated and require fewer adjustments! Some patients may even be candidates for treatment with Invisalign®, a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using clear, retainer type aligners that require no braces or wires!
If treatment is necessary, we will thoroughly discuss which treatment option is best suited to your needs!
Specific to children:
- Finger or thumb sucking– These habits can cause protrusion of the upper incisor teeth, and mouth breathing.
- Teeth erupting out of position– Can be guided to proper alignment.
Please contact Kensington Dental to discuss your eligibility for Orthodontic treatment and what results may be achievable for you.