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This helps with continuity of care, as we can ensure any orthodontics are carried out as part of an overall plan for a lifetime of good dental health.
Modern Orthodontics have come a long way with the use of 3D scanning and digital dentistry. We can now plan your orthodontic movements precisely and work to predictable timeframes, giving you certainty around costs and results.
There are more options for moving teeth than ever before, so we offer free initial orthodontic consultations to go over your needs and suitability for treatment.
Modern metal braces are more comfortable to wear and less visible in the mouth than those of previous generations. They are the strongest and most durable Orthodontic option available, and often the most cost-effective. In cases where more advanced movements are required, or for more severe cases they are often the only option available.
Metal braces are brackets fitted to the teeth and secured with wires and bands. These brackets apply a small amount of force that gradually straightens and moves teeth into their desired positions.
Modern metal braces are more efficient, more compact, and less intrusive than those of previous generations, as well as being more comfortable to wear. We recommend metal braces to treat many types of orthodontic problems, from crooked and protruding teeth to bite and alignment issues. They may also be used in combination with other treatments.
Metal braces are the strongest and most supportive braces available. They are more resistant to stains than other types of braces and are less likely to be damaged in accidents and during sports.
They are fixed to the teeth, so often a good option for pre-teens and teens who may be likely to lose removable appliances, which can be very costly to replace. This also aids in compliance, as any orthodontic appliance must be worn almost 24/7 to move the teeth efficiently and predictably.
In many cases parents prefer metal braces for their affordability and resilience.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that achieves similar results as braces while being virtually invisible. Clear aligners have been used in Orthodontics for some time now and have become a very reliable way for teenagers or adults to move teeth, due to their aesthetic advantages over traditional braces. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a straight smile without other people knowing you are having any treatment at all. Instead of metal wires and brackets, the teeth are moved by wearing a sequence of custom made computer designed clear plates (like very thin, small mouthguards). These plates are almost impossible to see at a casual glance, allowing you to continue smiling with confidence every day.
Easily removed whenever you need
One of the obvious benefits of Invisalign is that the trays are easily removed for cleaning, eating, and special social engagements. Because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth without obstruction, Invisalign makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid any surprise dental procedures.
Although you will have to wear your aligners almost 24/7 to achieve the desired result in an acceptable time frame, this does offer some flexibility for people concerned about fixed brackets
No brackets or archwires, no breakages – Avoid time off school or work for emergency appointments.
Custom-made to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear.
Removable – That all-important home care is made so much easier. Brush and floss your teeth as you would normally, without extra time or accessories.
Safe and TGA approved - Made from virtually invisible, medical-grade plastic – no one will be able to tell you’re having orthodontic treatment.
Don’t change your diet – Because you can remove Invisalign aligners you’re not as restricted with your diet as you are when wearing traditional metal braces.
Fewer appointments – Most Invisalign patients require fewer orthodontic appointments than patients wearing traditional metal braces.
Our team of Dentists and Oral Health Therapists check your child’s facial growth and development from a young age, preferably starting their first visit soon after teeth appear.
Because of this we often pick up potential future problems very early, when we have many treatment options available to us.
Early orthodontic treatment can be carried out if we identify issues such as:
Early, late or irregular loss of baby teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Thumb sucking beyond age 5
Underbite or overbite
Crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth
Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
What are the aims of Early Orthodontic treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment begins when your child’s jaw bones are still soft and developing. They do not harden until children reach their late teens. As the bones are still pliable, corrective procedures work faster and more effectively than they do for teens and adults.
Appropriate early treatment is an effective interceptive measure that lays the foundation for a healthy and well-functioning mouth in adulthood.
Appliances could include plates, twin block appliances, expanders to avoid later extractions, space maintainers or custom-made appliances, such as braces brackets on a small number of teeth which need moving.
Early intervention usually means that later orthodontic treatment will be more straightforward and completed in a shorter amount of time which can also be financially beneficial in the long run.
At Grange Family Dental we screen all our young patients for any issues that could be addressed by early orthodontic treatment, so you have plenty of time to understand and assess your options.
Your child will be assessed at every check-up as to their facial growth and development, so we will let you know of any concerns as they occur, but please feel free to book an Orthodontic Consultation if you have specific concerns or queries.