Orthodontic treatment can shift the teeth into a more ideal position and can also influence the control and modification of facial growth. This can be carried out as a preventative treatment or for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of your teeth increasing confidence and self-esteem.
Having misaligned, crowded or overlapping teeth can affect people’s overall appearance and confidence. This can also be a major contributor to ongoing issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth may also spread in the mouth and find themselves in the wrong place. This is often an issue for children whose adult teeth battle for position in the mouth.
Although highly complex orthodontics is mostly performed by orthodontic specialists, the Malouf Dental team is more than capable to deliver great results with orthodontic cases. As part of our consultation, we identify any potential issues and advise the most suitable course of action. Feel free to call our Brisbane dental clinic for an initial consultation and to get started on your orthodontic treatment.
Why consider Orthodontics?
Healthier Teeth and Gums Swollen or red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. This is where orthodontics comes in, moving your teeth into the proper position.
Overall Health Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums – and how they look to others when you smile – say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you. Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies have shown that oral infections can also be linked to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes.
Easier Cleaning One of the biggest challenges of having misaligned, crowded or overlapping teeth is effectively cleaning the teeth. This can often lead to plaque build-up, and eventually tooth decay. By moving teeth into a more ideal position, orthodontics can help prevent the plaque build-up responsible for tooth decay.
Speech Misaligned teeth and jaws can cause speech problems. Orthodontics can enable the ability for proper speech by correcting overbite etc. Having the ability to speak without impediment changes some peoples lives. Come into our Brisbane clinic today and consult us on how we can help.
When do I need to get Orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can be required when you suffer from:
> Crowding: Where there is not enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth to fit comfortably
> Impacted teeth: When adult teeth develop they are not in the correct position
> Overbite: The upper teeth come down over the lower ones too much
> Underbite: When the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth are too far back
> Openbite: When the upper and lower teeth do not close snugly when your jaw is closed
Feel free to contact Dr. James Malouf, leading dentist in Brisbane (Tingalpa) and enquire about an Initial Consultation to discuss the various options in straightening your teeth and improving your smile.
Orthodontic treatment can be done at any age and is a common treatment for children to prevent them developing problems later in life. If you think your or your children could benefit from Orthodontics come in and speak to one of our friendly dentists in our Brisbane clinic.