A confident smile with Orthodontics!
The first thing you notice when you meet someone is their smile. An attractive smile not only looks nice, but can play an important role in increasing self-confidence. Orthodontics can help to enhance both your appearance and your confidence by improving your smile.
But, orthodontics isn’t just about your appearance. Crooked and crowded teeth can be more at risk of tooth decay as it’s more difficult to keep misaligned teeth clean. Misaligned teeth can also have an impact on function and cause problems when you eat or place unusual stresses on your gums and jawbone.
A well aligned ‘bite’ is important for your health. Misaligned jaws or teeth can even cause headaches and neck pain.
Orthodontics can be used to treat dental conditions such as:
- protruding upper teeth
- under bites and over bites
- misaligned teeth
Your Orthodontist will assess the best way of treating your teeth. This may include the use of corrective devices (like braces or a plate) to provide gentle and constant pressure to slowly realign your teeth.
Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age. We recommend that children have an orthodontic screening between seven and nine years of age as some orthodontic conditions are easier to correct when treated early.
You can book an appointment for a consultation or to discuss treatment plan options at selected nib Dental Care Centres. Call 1300 345 300 to find out which nib Dental Centres offer orthodontic treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.