Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities (malocclusion). Orthodontic treatment is best carried out in children, however many adults are now undergoing orthodontic treatment. There is a variety of orthodontic appliances that can be used such as, removable or fixed temporarily to your teeth to move the teeth or jaws into an ideal alignment.
Some common dental irregularities (malocclusion) that can be inherited or acquired and can be corrected using Orthodontic
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Prominent teeth
- Extra or missing teeth
- Under or over bite
- Open or cross bite
Thirroul Dental Care understands that having Orthodontic treatment is frequently performed to improve a person’s appearance by straightening the teeth, and that having straight teeth can boost their confidence in their appearance. However Orthodontics treatment not only provides great cosmetic results it also improves a person’s overall oral hygiene and reducing the need of future dental work.
Having crowded, crooked and overlapping teeth are harder to clean. It is also difficult to maintain oral hygiene and can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Having orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth will make it easier for you to look after them and keep them clean. Bringing the teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment, will result in better chewing function, cleaning will become easier and will reduce the risk of future dental problems.
Both children and adults can undergo orthodontic treatment and benefit from the result as teeth can be moved at almost any age provided the gum and bone surrounding the teeth are healthy.
If you would like more information on orthodontic treatment please contact Thirroul Dental Care.