Do I Need Braces?
Getting braces depends on more than whether or not your teeth look crooked. While aesthetics may play a role in determining if braces are needed, other things that need to be considered often include:
- Age and orofacial anatomy
- Impacted, crowded, or gapped teeth
- Oral hygiene habits or concerns
- Dental history
- Biting relationships
- Previous or current habits (nail biting, thumb sucking, etc.)
A misaligned bite can easily lead to consequences such as TMJ disorder, headaches, broken restorations and premature tooth wear. Such situations usually make it difficult to thoroughly clean the teeth, leading to an increase in cavities and/or gum disease. Investing in braces for you or your child could be a smart decision.
Convenient Care for the Entire Family
When complex orthodontic therapy is needed, an orthodontist may be your best choice. But when your family requires routine dental care and braces, our general practice is happy to assist you. The convenience of scheduling everything in one place means fewer appointments and working with a friendly team you already know and trust.
Braces for Children
Aligning your child’s bite at a young age can promote better oral health as they become adults. Complications as simple as losing a tooth too early can impact the way adult teeth erupt (and what their smile looks like down the road.) Orthodontic experts agree that all children should receive a bite evaluation by age 7. If any type of interceptive therapies are recommended, we will be happy to discuss those methods with you.
Call today on (03) 9752 2694 to schedule a complimentary orthodontic evaluation for you, your teen, or your child.