At Edgecliff Orthodontics, we value the importance of communicating with our patients so that they feel well informed, confident and comfortable with their treatment. Our aim is to give you a beautiful, healthy smile and create a confident, happy patient. We cater for all ages, and while we specialise in early treatment for children, there are a range of treatment options options available for adults. The practice employs the most advanced techniques and modern appliances designed to achieve the best results in minimal treatment times.
WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS?
Orthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry, dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tooth and jaw irregularities. Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly aligned teeth and healthy jaw relationships, with aligned facial bones. Infact, the majority of people develop some sort of 'malocclusion' or malalignment of the teeth and jaw bones. Many of these people would benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Facial bone relationships often contribute to poor tooth position and treatment can be directed at influencing these bony structures. Orthodontic treatment aims to bring the teeth, lips and jaws into a correct relationship in order to achieve facial balance and harmony.
A range of appliances and methods exist for early childhood treatments, and our specialist orthodontists are experts in helping you understand what is best for your child. When it comes to older patients, teens and adults, braces or clear aligner treatments such as Invisalign apply gentle pressure to the teeth, which respond by moving into the desired position. Remarkable improvements can be obtained during the course of treatment to obtain a fabulous, healthy smile.
WHY IS ORTHODONTICS IMPORTANT?
An attractive smile is a great asset, and can be very important for self-confidence. Numerous studies have shown that a great smile is a big part of first impressions, so orthodontic treatment is an investment in you!
Teeth can develop in a poor position for many reasons, and malaligned teeth cause issues far beyond aesthetics. Crowding can increase the risk of dental disease and excessive tooth wear while the condition of your bite can impact a number of gum, jaw joint and other problems including chronic headaches and migraines, or neck pain. Correcting poor tooth and jaw alignment can therefore have many advantages as well as obvious cosmetic benefits.