Orthodontics, formerly referred to as orthodontia, is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws.
Crooked and misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean, are at risk of premature loss due to tooth decay and gum disease, and cause extra bite pressure that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Crooked teeth can also detract from one’s appearance.
Conditions that need Orthodontic Treatment
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatments:
Overbite, commonly called “buck teeth” — where the upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth.
Underbite — “bulldog” appearance where the lower teeth stick out or the upper teeth too far back.
Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting .
Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite.
Misplaced midline— when the centre of your upper front teeth is not aligned with the centre of your lower front teeth.
Spacing — gaps between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not fill up the mouth.
Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate.
Orthodontic Dentistry Services at DonEast Supreme Dental
Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics to straighten teeth and help position the jaws while improving dental health. Braces also fill gaps. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and other irregularities of the teeth and jaw.
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment for people with an irregular bite or tooth irregularity.
Invisalign improves the alignment of teeth by using a series of clear, removable aligners. This helps slowly align the teeth.
Unlike orthodontic braces, Invisalign doesn’t use metal or wires, and Invisalign is almost invisible due to its transparent appearance.
Appointment with your Doncaster East dentist
Overbites and underbites are the most common orthodontic problems dealt with by your Doncaster East dentist. Your Doncaster East dentist will inspect your mouth to determine your issues and recommend the best course of action for you.
For some treatments, you should expect to visit several times, particularly if you need dental braces.
First, you’ll be checked and diagnosed followed by X-rays. Next, you’ll have the braces installed. You’ll visit on a regularly scheduled basis to make sure that the braces are working correctly.
When your teeth are straightened, the dentist will remove the braces. The entire process usually takes years to finish. Once the orthodontist removes the braces, your teeth are straight!
When it comes to straightening your teeth, booking an appointment with Doncaster East dentist is the first step. If your dentist believes you can be treated with Invisalign, you may not need to see an orthodontist at all. But your dentist will know best and will refer you to an orthodontic specialist if your case requires it.
Orthodontic Care by your Doncaster East dentist
DonEast Supreme Dental provides a wide array of orthodontic dental treatments for patients residing in Doncaster East and the surrounding areas.
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
GAP FREE – General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
*for new patients only
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)