Orthodontics is an area of dentistry which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth and irregular bites. Orthodontics is recommended for patients for a number of reasons. These reasons extend further than just the aesthetics of your mouth. Often, misaligned teeth and jaws can cause significant dental pain. Furthermore misaligned teeth can create an oral hygiene issue which can lead to decay and gum disease.
There are many different options available for orthodontic work. All About Smiles Ettalong and All About Smiles Kincumber, we offer a number of different options to straighten your teeth. We use full fixed braces (either metal or clear) and clear, removable aligner therapy (Invisalign©) as well as abbreviated courses of braces called Rapid Smiles. Often, before teeth can be straightened, a preliminary orthodontic appliance may be needed to create room (through various types of ‘plates’). Before any orthodontic treatment is commenced, it is essential to obtain orthodontic records.