5 questions you have probably asked about orthodontics
At Ortho3 in Sydney’s CBD and Bondi Junction, we are committed to giving people the orthodontic information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below are 5 questions that you may have asked yourself about when it comes to orthodontic treatment.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is trained in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of jaw concerns and malocclusions. An orthodontist is initially trained as a dentist, having then gone on to complete an additional three years of study to attain a Master’s degree in the Discipline of Orthodontics.
What age should I bring my child in to visit the orthodontist?
While a patient can receive orthodontic care at any age, our orthodontist professionals encourage parents to bring their child in for an earthy orthodontic assessment around the 7 – 8 years of age. This allows a window of opportunity, if required, for interceptive orthodontics.
Will my age impact my orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can correct the smile of patients of any age – in short, you are never too old to correct your smile with orthodontic care. Despite this, as we age often the number of time patients need to wear their orthodontic appliance increases. This is because the dental arches of children have not completely cemented into place and thus are often more malleable.
How can I discreetly straighten my smile?
At Ortho3 we offer a range of discreet options for those who are self-conscious about straightening their smile. These options include:
These orthodontic treatments can help you to achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile without any indication you are receiving orthodontic treatment.
Why do I need to wear a retainer?
Retaining your results is one of the most important aspects of orthodontic care. Teeth have a natural tendency to shift back into their original placement following orthodontic treatment. It is crucial that you safeguard your new smile with the use of a retaining deceive.