When most people in the Sydney CBD area hear the word ‘orthodontics’, they immediately envision uncomfortable metal braces and crooked smiles.
Fact is, modern dentistry has come a long way, and not only are orthodontic treatments (such as ClearCorrect and SureSmile clear aligners) more comfortable, they can also help fix a broad range of issues.
What Can Orthodontic Treatment Fix?
Turns out, quite a lot.
Clear aligners, as well as traditional orthodontic options, are able to address a multitude of dental issues for patients in and around the greater Sydney area.
Spacing and Gaps
A common and unsightly concern, unevenly spaced teeth can cause both aesthetic as well health issues if not addressed. Spaces, such as that between the front teeth (known as diastema) can be effectively closed with modern orthodontic treatments such as SureSmile or ClearCorrect.
For many patients, teeth become crowded, leaving little room for them to naturally move into optimal position. This can result in crooked teeth and an uneven smile. Orthodontics, such as clear retainers, apply gentle pressure, moving teeth into proper positions and transforming an otherwise uneven smile into one you’ll love to show off.
Misaligned Jaw and Uneven Bites
Often caused by an uneven bite, a misaligned jaw can cause issues with chewing, eating and speaking. It can also result in soreness, pain and discomfort, as well as other complications, such as TMJ.
Similarly, orthodontics can also effectively address both underbites, overbites and open bites.
Crowded teeth can make proper dental hygiene difficult for many patients. Angles can make brushing a challenge, while tight spaces may make it near impossible to floss. This, combined with pockets and crevices where bacteria can accumulate and multiply, can result in inflammation, gingivitis and gum disease.
Mismatched Dental Midlines
When the lower and upper line (called a midsagittal line) between the lower and upper jaw is ‘off’, even by just a few millimetres, it can cause serious problems. Issues range from facial features to pain, discomfort and uneven pressure and wear on teeth when chewing.
Is Orthodontic Treatment Right for You?
Reach out to Dr Hoff and his team of caring, compassionate and talented dental professionals today. With one visit we can help determine if orthodontics – including clear aligners – are the right fit to help you reach your goals and achieve optimal oral health.