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Orthodontics

At Whitesmile Dental Care we treat simple orthodontic cases.We refer to specialist orthodontists for more complex cases.

To help children and adults achieve an ideal bite and a straight, healthy and beautiful smile for life. We will closely monitor your child’s growth and development and recommend early intervention as required. This can often reduce treatment time or even eliminate the need for fixed braces.

Orthodontic treatment is not only for children with many adults now undergoing treatment or retreatment. Tooth coloured braces and clear aligners are now available and are much less noticeable than days gone by.This is obviously more appealing to adults who may have been keen to undergo treatment but avoided it due to the impact metal braces would have on their social and business life.

When should you visit?

For children, around 7-8 years of age is the best time to visit. This provides the best opportunity to diagnose developing problems and to intercept problems and thus minimise treatment. Some jaw and positional problems are best treated early when a child is still growing rapidly.  Not every child requires immediate treatment and regular assessments are recommended  to allow us monitor your child’s development. This will allow any treatment to commence at the  earliest possible stage which usually results in shorter treatment time and lower costs.

Orthodontic treatment for teenagers is usually commenced after all the adult teeth have erupted, which on average is between the ages of 11 and 13. The process starts with an orthodontic assessment followed by  xrays, photographs and tooth moulds. We will then discuss with you and your child the treatment options to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and stable long-term result.

Treatment time can range from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the complexity of the case. Regular appointments will be required to make necessary adjustments to the braces.

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment can be done at any age and  invisible braces or clear aligners are available for adult patients who wish to keep their orthodontic treatment discrete. Orthodontic technology has changed significantly over the years, and orthodontic treatment can often be completed faster with minimal discomfort.

What Orthodontic system is right for me?

  • When you visit Whitesmile Dental Care we can help decide what will be the best system for your individual needs. Some systems are completely invisible but are more expensive and may take more time to achieve the results you desire.

    Invisalign

  • Invisalign is a popular option for adults . It involves  computer aided design of the desired changes and fabrication of a series of extremely thin custom-made clear plastic aligners, that place  gentle pressure on the teeth to guide them into the correct position.

    The Invisalign process involves taking impressions of your teeth and determining a treatment plan. Once the final design and treatment are approved the aligners are fabricated and treatment commences.

    Invisalign aligners are changed every few weeks. Unlike braces , Invisalign is removable which makes maintaining your oral health easier and fits well with your lifestyle. You can remove them to eat normally,however, you must clean your teeth after every meal so as not to leave food trapped under the aligners.Because the aligners are removable you can brush and floss your teeth as normal.

    We provide you with a number of aligners so that you only have to visit every 6 weeks or so to see how the treatment is progressing. Since Invisalign is much friendlier to oral hygiene you will not have to visit the dentist for cleans as often as when wearing fixed braces.

    Unlike other forms of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign does rely on your compliance. Ideally the aligners should be worn for 23 hours a day and you do not, then the treatment may take much longer than originally anticipated or worse it may be ineffective.

    The best part of the Invisalign treatment is that it is virtually invisible so no-one will notice you wearing them!

    While Invisalign is an effective and discreet treatment for many cases, if you are suffering from severely crooked teeth, it may not be the right treatment for you.

    Fixed Braces

Traditional treatment involves the placement of fixed metal braces to correct your orthodontic problems.Fixed braces are usually prescribed to correct more severe problems.

Advances in technology mean that braces can be placed on the inside of the teeth making them completely invisible.Fixed braces can also be made from clear ceramic materials to improve their appearance

To find out more about WhiteSmile Dental Care and the treatments we offer, contact us today.

Contact Us

3/189 Oxford St,
Bulimba Queensland 4171,
Australia
Phone: 07 3899 8871
reception@whitesmiledentalcare.com.au

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