Orthodontics refers to the field of dentistry focusing on the alignment and structural correcting of your teeth in order to ensure proper form, function, health, and aesthetics. Those with misaligned bites (under or overbites), crooked teeth and more often seek out the services of an orthodontist.
These treatments often involve braces or retainers. Braces work by applying consistent pressure over time in order to gently shift teeth into a more desirable position. Traditional braces consist of brackets which are small squares bonded to the anterior of the teeth. These brackets act as an anchor and to hold metal wires in place. These wires are used to apply pressure in various directions, guiding the tooth into position.
Types of Braces Include:
- Metal braces
- Clear aligners (like Invisalign)
This treatment is available at our Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart clinics.