Looking for Orthodontics in Camberwell?
At Camberwell Family Dental, we will guide you and provide the most suitable treatment available as we have dentists that provide Orthodontics in Melbourne. Our qualified dentists can provide you with a consultation style appointment, so they can discuss all your options. We can also provide you with a free consult for Truline and ClearCorrect, also called invisible braces.
What is Orthodontics?
Every smile is different, and orthodontic treatment can be carried out for many different reasons. Orthodontics is the correction of teeth and jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Whether it be to change the look of your smile or for everyday functionality such as eating and speaking; orthodontics can help shape your teeth into the perfect smile.
Crooked teeth are also harder to keep clean as the bacteria can grow in hard to reach places, which can result in tooth decay, periodontal disease, also called gum disease, and muscle pain in the jaw. This will mean more time and money spent at the dentist, which we all know most people like to avoid.
What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
Orthodontists are similar to a Dentist in that they both help people with their teeth. Both have an important role to play to make sure you keep your teeth well maintained and healthy. The first step to finding out if you need orthodontic work or general dentistry work, is to see a general dentist. Once we have consulted with you we will determine if you need to see an orthodontist. Such things as teeth extractions, restorations, bridges, mouthguards for example can all be done with general or cosmetic dentistry. Orthodontists specialise in teeth and jaw alignment and they have special qualifications in Dentistry and Orthodontics. When you see one of our qualified local dentists we can advise the next best steps and if you require orthodontics.
Orthodontics in Camberwell for any age
Orthodontics for Children
It is recommended that children are examined as early as 7 years old to detect whether orthodontic treatment is required. Early examinations can enable dentists to diagnose problems as the teeth are developing, which means they can intervene at an early stage. Timing for treatment is important so that later in life treatment is less invasive or even unnecessary.
Orthodontics for Adults
Ever wondered if you’re too old for orthodontic treatment? Well the answer is it’s never too late for anyone! There are a few reasons why you may choose to have treatment as an adult. You may not have had the opportunity as a child or teenager or your teeth may have shifted later on in life due to wisdom teeth coming through, missing teeth or extracted teeth.
Dr Priya Lal and Dr Fady Goher have a special interest in Invisible braces! Come visit our dental practice and book an appointment with one of our specialist dentists for a free consult! Contact us on 8592 9866 to start your orthodontic journey today.