BRACE YOURSELF WITH CONFIDENCE
Pure Dentistry provides Braces and orthodontic treatment in Brisbane. Dental Braces can be used for either cosmetic or structural purposes.
The most common reasons for needing an orthodontic treatment are:
• Correction of a “bad bite”
• Straightening of crooked or crowded teeth
• Closing gaps or spaces
BAD BITES (TEETH OUT OF LINE)
In some cases, Bad Bite isn't anyone's fault as it is typically caused by inheritance. In People with bad bite, teeth do not fit together properly upon closing. In more technical terms, teeth do not occlude correctly. With bad bite, your top teeth do not work well with your bottom teeth. When teeth do not fit together properly, they may abrade away. Some people may have straight teeth but their upper and lower jaws may not fit well together which is referred to as having a bad bite.
Bad Bite may be the result of:
• Early or late tooth loss
• Thumb sucking
The dental term for a bad bite is malocclusion. Bad bite or mal-occlusion is a condition where the top teeth meet the bottom teeth unevenly. Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct “Bad Bites”. In addition to enhanced cosmetic effects, correction of a bad bite will aid in chewing and will prevent eventual loosening or loss of teeth.
Bad bite can cause the trigeminal nerve to become hypersensitive. For a person with a hypersensitive nerve, toothache will hurt more than it normally does. If you ignore a bad bite, some of your teeth will overwork. Bad bite can cause damage to the tooth nerve to the point that the nerve may die and your tooth would require a root canal therapy.
If malocclusion is diagnosed in children, preventive orthodontic treatments may be started as early as 5 or 6 years of age. When preventive treatment is started with a child's primary teeth, the need for teeth straightening of the permanent teeth will be less.
A bad bite can cause:
• Eating problems
• Chewing difficulties
• Mechanical wear on tooth surfaces
• Damage to underlying bone or gums
Having crooked teeth or a bad bite can affect your ability to keep your teeth clean because food can get trapped in those corners and it will be difficult to properly brush and clean the teeth.
Some people are lucky to have naturally straight teeth but most of us do not have naturally straight teeth. Straight teeth help us chew, bite and talk properly. Straight teeth give plaques fewer places to hide and in this sense, there would be less risk of decay in straight teeth. In fact, straight teeth are much easier to floss and brush. Based on statistics, 3 out of 4 of people could benefit from such orthodontic treatments.
Having straight teeth has both cosmetic and health advantages. With teeth straightening, dentists can create a nice-looking smile, but more importantly, with orthodontic treatment you will have a healthier mouth.
In simple terms, the Braces application process may be described as cementing small metal brackets on the upper and lower front teeth and then inserting a wire through the mounted brackets and cinching the wires up to the proper tension so that the tension drives teeth. The wires are periodically tightened by your dentist purposefully to gradually shift your teeth into desired positions.
Teeth straightening can be accomplished using different techniques. Pure Dentistry provides Invisalign in Brisbane. Compared to conventional Brace system, Invisalign is a relatively newer technique in teeth straightening. Invisalign employs a series of removable and almost invisible (clear) "aligner" brackets in calculated graduated sizes. Your Invisalign Dentist switches your aligner brackets every few weeks over a period that depends on the patient commitment to Invisalign treatment.
Some adults avoid Orthodontic braces purely because they feel they look silly with the fixtures in their mouth. For these adults, Invisalign would be the best Solution for teeth alignment correction.
CLOSING GAP Between TEETH
Braces are a predictable and common technique to close a gap between teeth. In Addition to Braces, porcelain veneers can also be an option for closing gaps between teeth. porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab and bonded into place by the dentist.
Composite resin can also be another option to fill in the spaces. Fillings or in more technical term "Dental bonding" may be used to fill gaps between the teeth. These options should be studied by your dentist for closing gaps between teeth.
MIDLINE DIASTEMA AND SPACE CLOSURE
Diastema is a dental term that refers to gap between two teeth which is not normally present. The maxillary midline diastema is one of the most common chief aesthetic complaints although it was fashionable for a while.
Factors that can Cause Diastema:
• Inheritance or genetics
• Discrepancy in teeth size
• Low fleshy soft tissue attachment between teeth
It is best to consult with your dentist to see what diastema closure techniques can be used for your teeth and if Braces are effective in closing the diastema between your teeth. Remember that investing in your oral health is probably one of the best long-term investments you can make.
Dr. Ellie Nadian, Pure Dentistry