People of any age can take advantage of orthodontic therapy to repair teeth that are crooked, crowded, or that stick out, affecting the way your teeth look and function.
Orthodontic treatment not only enhances the look of your smile but your health as well.
Straight teeth are more accessible to clean, and it is easier to remove tooth decay or injury. If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, orthodontics may help.
- Missing or extra teeth
- Crowded teeth
- An overbite
- A bad bite or malocclusion
- Misaligned teeth
- An underbite
- Misaligned jaw position
- A disorder of the jaw joints
Types of Dental Braces
There are three different types of braces, which are suitable for both adults and children.
Cosmetic Braces (Ceramic or White Brackets)
Cosmetic braces have the same size and shape as metal braces, but they have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend in to teeth.
Some even feature tooth-coloured wires, to be even less noticeable.
Conventional Braces (Metal Brackets)
These are the metals brackets and wires that most people imagine when they hear the term “braces.”
However, modern brackets are much smaller and less obvious than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces that many adults remember.
In addition, new heat-activated archwires use your body heat to help move teeth more quickly and less painfully than in the past.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign®)
Invisible braces a virtually invisible and hygienic treatment options. The Invisalign system uses an innovative approach to straighten your teeth effectively.
Invisalign treatment uses unique SMART Force technology to create a series of custom – made removable aligners for you and only you.
All you need to do is to wear these aligners, made of virtually invisible plastic, over your teeth to gradually move them to ideal position.
Why You May Need Orthodontics
The alignment of your teeth and jaws affects not just your bite but also how you eat, speak and look. Your bite is how your upper and lower teeth meet together when the mouth is closed. When the upper and lower teeth do not meet together precisely, it is called a malocclusion, or a bad bite.
Missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth can lead to a bad bite. Thumb sucking may also affect your bite. A bad bite can make it difficult to chew some foods and may cause teeth to wear down fast. It can also lead to muscle tension and discomfort.
Teeth that protrude also chip or break more often. Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to manage and may be more likely to get tooth decay and gum disease. Fixing a bad bite enhances your smile and your health.
There are different types of bad bites including:
- Open bite
- Deep bite
Orthodontics in Canley Heights
Say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to straighter teeth alignment with orthodontic options at Canley Heights Dental Care.
Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.