Achieve straight teeth and jaws with our Central Coast orthodontics team.
Orthodontics is the art and science of straightening teeth. It usually involves applying fixed or removable appliances to your teeth in order to slowly reposition your teeth over time to help improve your appearance.
We can provide expert Central Coast orthodontics for children and adults at our Advance Family Dental practice in Lake Haven. Simply book in for an orthodontic assessment and we’ll set out a range of treatment options that suit your needs.
What are the benefits of orthodontics?
Apartment from the obvious benefit of straightening your smile, orthodontics can provide a range of other useful advantages. For example, orthodontic treatments can improve the function of misaligned teeth and reduce the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, and as orthodontics aims to distribute the force of chewing more evenly across your teeth, it also decreases wear and tear on your lower jaw joints and reduces the risk of breaking or fracturing a tooth.
When should my child have an orthodontic assessment?
Anyone with misaligned or underdeveloped teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatment. We recommend that children book in for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of six or seven so we can track how their teeth and jaw is developing and recommend any necessary orthodontic treatments that will correct problems that may require more extensive treatments later in life.
We can also help correct thumb sucking and other unwanted oral habits.
Do you offer orthodontic treatments for adults?
We certainly do. Adult braces using clear or ceramic brackets are becoming an increasingly popular option to straighten teeth in your adult years and Invisalign technology uses a series of virtually invisible clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth over time.
This is an excellent option for adults who are concerned that more visible fixed braces may detract from their professional image or have other unwanted cosmetic impacts on their appearance.