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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on correcting teeth and jaw alignment issues. It uses devices such as;

  • Fixed appliances, including braces or;
  • Removable appliances including clear aligners such as Invisalign.

Orthodontic treatment can be started as young as 7 years of age. By aligning the teeth to the correct position it allows you to care and maintain your teeth with greater ease, to help reduce future decay and gum disease and possible irregular wear of tooth enamel and TMJ/TMD pain. Many people also consider it a cosmetic treatment to enhance their smile.

Although we offer affordable orthodontic treatment, we also offer payment plans. if you would like to pay off your's or your child's orthodontic treatment over a longer period of time.

Treatment Options:

Orthodontics in Children

Children often have imbalances of the teeth and jaws which require early interceptive treatment. These imbalances can be caused by habits, such as, thumb sucking, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, or excessive use of Dummies or may be inherent to the individual. It involves the re-alignment of the jaw and musculo-skeletal system during development.

Sometimes the use of specialist fields, such as ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) and Speech Pathology are also required to assist in the prevention of future problems and treatment of current issues.

The appliances used in Orthopaedic Dentistry include:
- Jaw Positioning Appliances
- Growth Guidance Appliances
- Myofunctional Appliances (habit correction appliances).

These are usually removable appliances making them easy to manage and clean. Sometimes fixed appliances are required to improve compliance.

Example of Orthopaedic appliance.

Why does my child need Orthodontic Dentistry?

Early orthodontic treatment acts to prevent future problems with your child's mouth and teeth. It can:
- Prevent bad bites (malocclusion)
- Improve facial appearance and self esteem
- Reduce protrusion (buck teeth) and reduce chance of dental injury
- Improve alignment of upper and lower jaw
- Decrease or remove any adverse habits
- Improve nasal breathing and overall health
- Prevent headaches and earaches and/or
- Make orthodontic treatment easier and shorter

At 7 Pearls Dental Newcastle we will perform a thorough examination of your child's teeth and advise the best approach for further treatment.

Orthodontics in Adults

More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to help improve their smile. Most commonly, adults are usually more compliant with their treatment, their results turn out far greater than with a child or teen. However, it may take slightly longer due to the differences in growth phases.

Braces

Braces consist of metal (or ceramic) brackets that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. They also have spaces for wires and elastic bands, and these aid in moving crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position for both appearance and function.

Over time, teeth will shift if there is a constant, gentle pressure being applied. The slight tension on the wires is gently transferred to the bracket and hence allows movement of the teeth.

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Metal Braces Example

What are some signs that your child may need orthodontic work?

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Breathing through their mouth
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowding, irregular or blocked out teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Jaws that shift or make noise

Other Orthodontic treatment options:

Braces can also be invisible from the outside, known as 'Lingual Braces'. Here the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of the teeth. They are more difficult to clean and can be costlier (as they are custom made) but are invisible to the outside.

The last option we offer, at 7 Pearls Dental Newcastle is Invisalign. An affordable and much more lifestyle friendly way for re-aligning and straightening the teeth. Read more about Invisalign here.

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