No matter your age or situation, orthodontics can help you look, and feel good.
1. An orthodontist is solely dedicated to straightening teeth
An orthodontist is a specialist in straightening teeth and correcting bites. A specialist orthodontist, like Dr De Angelis, has completed an extra three years of study at university in addition to a general dental degree, and is an expert in treating issues relating to the alignment of teeth and jaws.
2. You’re concerned about your child’s teeth
As your child starts to loose their baby teeth to make way for adult teeth, you might be wondering whether their teeth are growing ‘normally’, and whether you need to take them to see a dentist or an orthodontist.
Orthodontics Australia recommends children visit a specialist orthodontist for an assessment (you don’t need a referral from a dentist) when they are between seven to ten years of age.
But, like everything when it comes to children, every child is different! Whether they need orthodontic treatment will really depend on the child, and if there is an issue that needs to be treated.
Our view is that seeing an orthodontist for an assessment at an early age is a good idea. It means we can either rule out the need for early treatment, or if there are any problems present, we can talk you through the best course of action to put you and your child’s minds at ease.
Early orthodontic treatment can also save you money down the track, by reducing the need for more expensive treatment in later life.
Our Transforming Families Program offers a free initial consultation to any of our existing patient’s family members. This includes diagnostic photographs, X-rays and a comprehensive orthodontic examination.
Family discounts will also be applied when more than one family member commences full braces or Invisalign treatment.
3. You want to straighten your teeth and transform your smile without braces.
Orthodontics has come a long way since the days of metal braces!
Clear aligners such as Invisalign now offer people of all ages the opportunity to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing. That’s because Invisalign (and other clear aligners such as Spark) are clear and virtually invisible.
This form of orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear plastic trays (aligners) to gently guide teeth into their new position. Because it doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything at all, they are a popular choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth.