Orthodontics is an in-depth treatment. Although the obvious result is cosmetic as the first thing that people will notice is your new straight smile, this corrective treatment reaches beyond simply the look of your teeth. Orthodontics such as braces can fix a number of physical issues which affect your smile such as the position of your jaws in relation to one and other, the axial tilt of your teeth and even how your mouth and face rests when you’re not talking or eating. The team at Perfect Teeth in Redlynch and North Cairns understands the importance of treating crooked teeth at the source as well as ensuring you have a perfect smile.
We use advanced orthodontic x-ray technology to peer into the parts of the mouth that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sometimes crooked teeth can be caused by more than just a narrow dental arch or genetics. A malocclusion can also be caused by teeth that have not erupted or have become impacted due to the direction of growth. If you are unfortunate enough to have an improperly developing tooth a panoramic dental x-ray (OPG) is the best way for us to see this problem.
We recommend bringing your child to visit us early in order to keep on top of developmental issues, so that they do not cause more severe problems later in life. For example, if you or your child has an overcrowded mouth resulting in an impacted tooth – this tooth could be growing towards their healthy teeth below the gum. Not only will this be very painful once the hard enamel of the tooth hits the nerves and pulp of the healthy tooth, it will also most likely require double extraction.
The position of the jaws can signify a problem that needs to be corrected in order have the perfect smile. A crossbite, overbite or underbite are all symbols of a problem with dentofacial posture, swallowing patterns or simply the position of the jaw. Orthodontics can help align both the bottom and upper jaw which will improve facial profile as well as improve the relationship between the upper and lower teeth. Ideally the bottom arch of teeth should sit just behind the upper arch, and both arch angles should reflect one and other. This improves the function of your bite as well as the comfort and function of your jaw joints (the temporomandibular joint where the cheek bone joins the jaw bone).
The team at Perfect Teeth in Redlynch and North Cairns understands the desire to have a smile you’re proud of. We achieve perfect smiles for our patients by using self-ligating braces which are a more cosmetic option compared to traditional braces. This ensures that we can straighten your teeth with the minimal discomfort and effect on your daily lifestyle.
Contact Perfect teeth in Redlynch and North Cairns today to find out more about our orthodontic options including self-ligating braces.