Orthodontics
Orthodontics
Orthodontics are a specialised branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth, such as those that are crowded, crooked, have gaps, deformed bites and jaw-related problems. Some of these can be rectified to enhance how your teeth, smile and face look, which can have hugely positive effects on your self-esteem. Having straight teeth also makes it easier to clean them, lessening the chance of injury, gum disease and tooth decay.
Other solutions orthodontics can fix include:
Missing or extra teeth
Misaligned teeth
An overbite
An underbite
Misaligned jaw position
A disorder of the jaw joint
Orthodontics are a specialised branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth, such as those that are crowded, crooked, have gaps, deformed bites and jaw-related problems. Some of these can be rectified to enhance how your teeth, smile and face look, which can have hugely positive effects on your self-esteem. Having straight teeth also makes it easier to clean them, lessening the chance of injury, gum disease and tooth decay.
Other solutions orthodontics can fix include:
Missing or extra teeth
Misaligned teeth
An overbite
An underbite
Misaligned jaw position
A disorder of the jaw joint

Orthodontic Solutions

The benefits gained from orthodontic treatment can be remarkable and long-lasting. The earlier the treatment is performed, the better your outcome will be. At Dental House Melbourne, we believe that all children between the ages of 8 and 9 years old should be examined to identify potential dental problems, so that a remedy can be put in place to avoid problems happening in the future. Orthodontics fitted on children between the ages of 11 and 16 tend to yield the best results due to their bones being easier to move around.

That said, anyone can benefit from orthodontics, with adult treatments available in less obvious forms, such as ‘undetectable ceramic braces’ that are more appealing due to the advances in technology and the common social preference of discretion.

During your appointment, we will make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support orthodontics, and we will then take the necessary x-rays and photos to decide and fashion the best solution for your needs.

Our Happy Patient

Jomaan Sibug

Professional, gentle and very caring. I cannot thank them enough for looking after me with so much kindness and excellence during my dental treatment. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt comfortable and relaxed all throughout my appointment. Highly recommended Dr. Lee and his team.

Jomaan S.

Orthodontic Solutions

 

The benefits gained from orthodontic treatment can be remarkable and long-lasting. The earlier the treatment is performed, the better your outcome will be. At Dental House Melbourne, we believe that all children between the ages of 8 and 9 years old should be examined to identify potential dental problems, so that a remedy can be put in place to avoid problems happening in the future. Orthodontics fitted on children between the ages of 11 and 16 tend to yield the best results due to their bones being easier to move around.

That said, anyone can benefit from orthodontics, with adult treatments available in less obvious forms, such as ‘undetectable ceramic braces’ that are more appealing due to the advances in technology and the common social preference of discretion.

During your appointment, we will make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support orthodontics, and we will then take the necessary x-rays and photos to decide and fashion the best solution for your needs.

Our Happy Patient

Jomaan Sibug

Professional, gentle and very caring. I cannot thank them enough for looking after me with so much kindness and excellence during my dental treatment. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt comfortable and relaxed all throughout my appointment. Highly recommended Dr. Lee and his team.

Jomaan S.

Types of Orthodontics

 
There are various solutions available depending on your needs and your desired aesthetic. These include:

Braces

Made out of stainless steel or porcelain, braces are usually placed on the smile side of the teeth, while lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth. Both are secured with wires placed in a slot in the brackets that allow for controlled movement. Wires, elastic bands and springs can be used to push teeth apart or together to close a gap. Alternatives include clear aligners such as Invisalign or ‘invisible braces,’ which often fix issues faster and are more aesthetically desirable.

Headgear

Worn in conjunction with your orthodontics and attached to your head or face using a strap, headgear is used to treat more severe problems with an overbite or underbite.

Palatal Expansion

Used to widen the upper jaw, a palatal expander helps your top and bottom teeth fit together more comfortably. It works best on younger patients, with some adults opting for surgical separation for ease and efficiency.

Jaw Surgery

In severe cases of jaw misalignment, surgery is required to reposition the bones so the ‘bite’ is more even. This can be an uncomfortable procedure and you will need time to heal before orthodontic treatment can begin.

Securing the Orthodontics

 

Fixed braces are secured to your teeth using dental adhesives, while Invisalign is a removable device made using the latest technology to gradually adjust the position of your teeth. Impressions will be taken and then sent to a lab where a dental technician will create several retainers, each one made to adjust your teeth a little more than the last. You will be able to take them out and replace them in however many stages are needed over a period of time, or until the desired outcome is achieved.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Securing the Orthodontics

Fixed braces are secured to your teeth using dental adhesives, while Invisalign is a removable device made using the latest technology to gradually adjust the position of your teeth. Impressions will be taken and then sent to a lab where a dental technician will create several retainers, each one made to adjust your teeth a little more than the last. You will be able to take them out and replace them in however many stages are needed over a period of time, or until the desired outcome is achieved.

Download Free Price List

While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Looking after Your Orthodontics

 

It’s always important to maintain good oral health; however, it’s imperative that you do so while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Whether you have fixed or removable braces, be sure to keep them clean and healthy to avoid an increased risk of gum disease or tooth decay. There are several cleaning products and dental tools on the market, each designed to help you optimise your dental health while you undergo treatment, so be sure to do your research or speak to your dentist for advice.

Looking after Your Orthodontics

It’s always important to maintain good oral health; however, it’s imperative that you do so while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Whether you have fixed or removable braces, be sure to keep them clean and healthy to avoid an increased risk of gum disease or tooth decay. There are several cleaning products and dental tools on the market, each designed to help you optimise your dental health while you undergo treatment, so be sure to do your research or speak to your dentist for advice.

Removing Your Orthodontics

 

Once your treatment has been successful, you will have a final check-up with your dentist. They will remove your fixed braces and perform a final assessment of your teeth, jaw and face. Most patients are delighted with their results and have a dramatically improved quality of life. In some cases, a retainer is required to avoid the teeth slipping back, which will be made for you to wear overnight.

Removing Your Orthodontics

Once your treatment has been successful, you will have a final check-up with your dentist. They will remove your fixed braces and perform a final assessment of your teeth, jaw and face. Most patients are delighted with their results and have a dramatically improved quality of life. In some cases, a retainer is required to avoid the teeth slipping back, which will be made for you to wear overnight.

Risk Factors

 

After a treatment has been successful, there can be a risk of tooth relapse, which can be avoided with a retainer (either fixed or removable). Another rare but potential risk includes root reduction – usually up to one or two millimetres. This can cause an issue if you ever contract gum disease, as your normal tooth support may be compromised. Complications with loss of periodontal support, bone support and failed soft tissue trauma can also happen – but rarely in healthy individuals.

Cost

 

The cost of orthodontics depends on three things:

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The type of orthodontics needed/wanted
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The length of treatment required for the desired results
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The complications involved in your preferred treatment

Before you commit to any orthodontics, it’s important to choose a dentist with the appropriate expertise in relation to your wishes. Establishing trust is important, so asking your dentist the right questions, such as whether they have any before and after photos of patients with similar issues to yours, will put your mind at ease in regard to their abilities.

To get an indicative cost of our orthodontic treatments, download our Price List here:

Cost

The cost of orthodontics depends on three things:

Z
The type of orthodontics needed/wanted
Z
The length of treatment required for the desired results
Z
The complications involved in your preferred treatment

Before you commit to any orthodontics, it’s important to choose a dentist with the appropriate expertise in relation to your wishes. Establishing trust is important, so asking your dentist the right questions, such as whether they have any before and after photos of patients with similar issues to yours, will put your mind at ease in regard to their abilities.

To get an indicative cost of our orthodontic treatments, download our Price List here:

Our Happy Patient

Julia D.

A fantastic practice with wonderful staff and a wonderful dentist thank you Fong for doing a great painless repair, thank you so much I highly recommend this dental practice.

Julia D.

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Our team of compassionate and gentle dentists are here to help you restore and realign your smile and bring back your confidence.

Call today and schedule an appointment. We are happy to answer any questions and prepared to provide the best service possible for you and your family. Simply call us on 1800GENTLE or complete the form below and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to help you organise your appointment.

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