Orthodontics - Perfecting Your Smile and Bite

Orthodontics at Maroubra Junction Dental Centre involves using both fixed and removable appliances to correct teeth alignment and improve occlusion (bite). Whether your teeth are overcrowded, misaligned, or you’re experiencing bite issues, our orthodontic treatments can enhance both your smile’s aesthetics and your overall dental health.

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Cfast Braces

Cfast braces are cosmetic solutions designed to quickly correct the alignment of the front teeth, often visible when smiling. These braces are ideal for adults looking for a fast and less noticeable solution to enhance their smile.

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. It’s popular among both adults and teens for its near-invisibility and minimal impact on daily life, allowing you to eat, drink, and maintain oral hygiene with ease.

Clear Correct aligners offer a discreet way to straighten teeth without the brackets and wires used in traditional braces. This method involves a series of custom-made, clear aligners that cover the teeth and gradually move them into place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontics is a specialized form of dentistry focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. It often involves the use of braces or aligners to correct misalignments of the teeth and jaws.

Orthodontic treatment can enhance your smile, improve oral health, and boost confidence. It helps in preventing excessive wear of teeth, bone loss, and stress on jaw joints, while improving chewing and speech capabilities.

While any age can be suitable for orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. Early screening allows for timely detection of potential issues, though adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatments.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial when wearing braces or a retainer. Brushing after every meal, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily are essential. It’s also important to avoid sticky, hard, and chewy foods that can damage the braces.

While braces might cause some initial discomfort or soreness, this usually subsides quickly. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any pain, and using orthodontic wax can alleviate irritation from braces.

The duration of wearing braces varies depending on the individual case—typically anywhere from 12 to 24 months. The exact time can depend on the severity of alignment issues and how well the patient’s teeth respond to treatment.

Many dental insurance plans include orthodontic benefits which can significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details for orthodontic treatments.

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