Orthodontic Treatments in Brabham

Do you want to improve your smile? At our state-of-the-art clinic, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Our experienced team of dentists can create customised treatment plans that will give you the ideal results. Orthodontics is an investment in yourself, and we are committed to providing you with exceptional dental care.

Straighten Your Teeth and Smile Confidently With Orthodontics

Most patients consider having crowded teeth an aesthetic problem that can lead to loss of self-confidence. However, most people do not know that crowded or crooked teeth can also lead to dental health problems that can hugely impact one’s well-being if left untreated.

Misaligned teeth can cause several problems, including difficulty chewing and speaking properly, tooth decay, and gum disease. Misaligned teeth can be treated with orthodontics. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on detecting, correcting, and even preventing mal-positioned teeth, jaws, and misaligned bites.

Brabham Smiles is a dental practice that offers orthodontics to help correct these problems. We offer clear aligners, a nearly invisible form of orthodontic treatment that is convenient for the patient and effective in correcting dental problems. Brabham Smiles’ high-quality dental care can give patients the confidence to smile beautifully with their aligned teeth. Our experienced dentists will make sure to give you quality treatment to ensure the expected results will be achieved.

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Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays worn over the teeth that gradually move them in their correct position. If you're looking for a more aesthetically pleasing and discreet method to straighten your teeth, clear aligners might be the right option for you.

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Orthodontic treatment is a type of dental treatment that can improve the alignment of teeth and jaws. While orthodontic treatment is often associated with children and teenagers, adults can also benefit from this type of dental care. In general, orthodontic treatment is recommended for people who have the following dental problems.

  • Crowding: Crowded teeth result from having insufficient space for all of the teeth in the mouth. It can lead to difficulty cleaning the teeth and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Spacing: Gaps between the teeth can make the teeth appear irregular and cause problems with eating and speaking.
  • Open bite: Open bite occurs when there is space between the upper and lower teeth, even when the patient bites. It can make it difficult to bite and chew food properly and cause speech problems.
  • Deep bite: A deep bite occurs when the upper teeth bite too far down over the lower teeth. It can lead to damage to the lower teeth and jaw pain.
  • Overbite: Overbite occurs when the upper teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth. It puts extra strain on the jaw muscles, causing pain and stiffness.
  • Underbite: Underbite occurs when the lower teeth protrude excessively in front of the upper teeth. It can lead to difficulty in chewing and an increased risk of gum disease.

Many people are unaware of how important it is to have a healthy bite. Bite problems can lead to constant headaches, TMJ pain, and tooth loss. Fortunately, a few telltale signs can help you identify a potential bite problem.

One of the most common signs is worn tooth enamel. When your teeth come into contact with each other, they can slowly wear down the enamel. This can lead to flat-looking teeth, tooth sensitivity, and an increased risk of cavities. Also, if you find that you are constantly biting your cheek or tongue, or if you notice indentations on the sides of your mouth, you may have a misaligned bite. Another sign to watch for is pain in the jaw or face. If you regularly experience pain in your jaw or face, it could indicate that your bite is not aligned correctly. If you think you may have a bite problem, please consult your dentist for further evaluation.

Clear aligners and traditional braces are effective methods for straightening teeth, but they have several key differences.

Aligners are made of clear plastic, making them less visible than braces which consist of metal brackets and wires. This is an important consideration for patients who want a more discreet method of orthodontic treatment.

Aligners are removable, while braces are not. Patients can take their aligners out for eating and cleaning, and they do not have to worry about food getting stuck in their braces.

Lastly, clear aligners are often used for milder orthodontic problems, such as minor crowding or spacing issues, while traditional braces may be more effective for more complex dental problems. Ultimately, the best way to decide which treatment is right for you is to consult a qualified dentist to see if clear aligners or traditional braces would be more effective in addressing your case.

The frequency of dental visits while having an orthodontic treatment depends on the type of treatment you have. For patients with clear aligners, we recommend coming in for a checkup every 6 to 8 weeks. During these visits, we will check if the aligners fit your teeth correctly and if your teeth are moving as they should. For patients with braces, we recommend coming in for a checkup every 4 to 6 weeks. During these visits, we will adjust the braces and replace the wires as needed.

No matter the type of orthodontic treatment, regular dental checkups are required to ensure that the teeth and jaws are healthy and that the alignment is progressing as planned.

Tooth extraction is only indicated in some orthodontic cases, but not all. In general, if the teeth are crowded, meaning there is not enough room in the jaw for all the teeth, and this crowding cannot be corrected with expansion or by moving the teeth around, tooth extraction may be recommended.

Additionally, if there are teeth blocking other teeth from erupting in their correct position, those blocking teeth may need to be removed. Extraction may also be necessary to correct an overbite or underbite. In these cases, removing one or more teeth can help to align the bite. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to extract teeth during orthodontic treatment will be made by your dentist after a careful evaluation of your case.

After completing orthodontic treatment, it is important to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their previous positions. Even if your teeth seem straight, forces are still acting on them that can cause them to shift over time. By wearing a retainer, you can help ensure that your teeth remain in their new, correct positions. There are a variety of retainers available, and your dentist will help you choose the one that is right for you. 

Generally, it is best to wear your retainer as much as possible for the first few months after treatment, and then you can gradually reduce the amount of time you wear it as instructed by your dentist.

In general, most basic health funds do not cover orthodontic treatments. However, some policies may offer limited coverage for specific procedures, and you need to pay the remaining costs from your own pocket. It is important to check with your health fund to see what coverage they provide.

Additionally, some orthodontists offer financing options to make treatment more affordable. If you have questions about orthodontic treatment or funding, please consult your dentist. They will be happy to discuss your options and help you make the best decision for your smile.