Orthodontics treats malocclusion, a condition where the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed.
This results in an improper bite.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics has additional benefits over enhancing cosmetic appearance.
The benefits for opting for straightening the teeth include:
- Improvement of self-esteem
- Improved function, including better chewing and clearer pronunciation and speech
- Reduced risk of dental caries due to the collection of food particles between teeth
- Reduced risk of gum injury and trauma due to overbites and malocclusions
Orthodontic treatment can help treat or improve the following:
- Protruding front teeth
- Impacted teeth
- Asymmetrical teeth
- Deep bite, or overbite
- Reverse bite
- Open bite
Why It’s Done
Your Applecross dentist can carry out work that aims to achieve the following:
- Closing gaps
- Aligning teeth
- Straightening crooked teeth
- Improving speech and chewing ability
- Preventing excessive wear and trauma of the teeth
- Correcting an improper bite
- Boosting long-term teeth and gum health
Your Applecross dentist uses a range of dental devices to achieve these goals, including headgear, plates, and braces.
Diagnosis of Teeth and Jaw Alignment
Problems with teeth and jaw alignment are diagnosed using tests, including:
- X-rays of the mouth
- Impressions of the upper and lower jaws
Orthodontics in Applecross
Say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to straighter teeth with orthodontic options at Epsom Dental Care Applecross.
Achieve the smile of your dreams today! Talk to your Applecross dentist about your orthodontic evaluation.
We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age should I start my orthodontic treatment?
Generally, the best time is during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too—and more and more are doing so. Age is less important than the number of teeth. For children, it may be needed to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.
What does the treatment involve?
The most important thing is to have a complete examination. This will usually involve examining your teeth, taking dental X-rays and making plaster models of your teeth.
Our dental team will then discuss what treatment is possible for you.
How long will the treatment take?
The duration of treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and it may take anything from a few months to 2 ½ years. Most people can be treated in 1 to 2 years.