What Is Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a practice of dentistry that concentrates on the prevention and correction of misaligned teeth and/or jaw. Orthodontics primarily improves the function of your teeth, the jaw and bite relationship while secondarily they can improve their appearance. If the two aren’t functioning correctly, your chewing ability and speech can be affected, impacting on daily life.

  • Orthodontic issues Moorebank Dental can help you to manage a range of orthodontic issues including:
  • Correcting a misaligned bite and function
  • Early intervention for children to allow for simpler treatment planning in future
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Eliminating habits such as thumb sucking

Moorebank Dental provide orthodontics to both adults and children alike.

Expansion Plates For Children

Expansion plates used to widen the jaws if crowding is perceived to be a major concern early on.

Expansion plates function by rotating a small screw in the plate making it widen, applying pressure on the jaw and slowly widening the palate.

While removable, expansion plates are only successful if worn at all times. It’s common for expansion to relapse if the plate is removed.

Expansion takes approximately six to twelve months, following which a plate is worn as a retainer for another year to 18 months. The objective of early treatment is to create adequate space for the adult teeth before they erupt to prevent more complicated braces treatment.

Rapid Smiles

Moorebank Dental is a certified Rapid Smiles provider offering a range of orthodontic solutions. Rapid Smiles is a minimally invasive, inexpensive orthodontic solution to straightening teeth for adults.

Rapid Smiles orthodontics can help straighten a mildly misaligned bite or crooked teeth in as little as 10 to 12 weeks.

Rapid Smiles range also includes a clear bracket alternative for discretion and flexibility.

Contact Moorebank Dental for a consultation today to discuss your orthodontic needs and find the most suitable solution for you. Call (02) 9601 2260.