I'm Considering Orthodontics, What Do I Need To Know?
What Is Orthodontics?
In short, orthodontics, more commonly known as braces, is a specialist form of dentistry that focuses on straightening or moving teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. This treatment is carried out by our specialist orthodontist, Dr. Jackie Clune.
How do I know if I need orthodontics?
Orthodontics treat a number of issues, the most common being listed below. Should you notice you or your family are living with any of these, it might be time to talk to our team.
Overbite - Where the upper front teeth lie too far forward over the lower teeth.
Underbite — Where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back.
Crossbite — When the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally.
Openbite — Space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together.
Misplaced midline— When the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth.
Spacing — Gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth.
Crowding — When there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate.
Who is suitable for orthodontic treatment?
With today’s technology, there any many orthodontic treatment methods available and here at Callan Orthodontics, we have something for all ages.
Gone are the days where orthodontics are only associated with teenagers. With the introduction of clear aligners, ceramic braces and shorter treatment durations, there has been a much higher take-up of orthodontic treatment by adults.
At Callan Orthodontics, we are delighted to offer a FREE one-hour consultation with our amazing treatment co-coordinators who will be able to assist with your case and discuss your suitability for orthodontics, along with the types of treatment available.
Why should I have orthodontic treatment?
Correcting orthodontic problems is not just about cosmetics and improving self-confidence; there are very important dental health reasons as well.
Misaligned teeth can cause difficulty with chewing and speaking. As a result, this can wear away the enamel on healthy teeth and put excess stress on gum tissue and surrounding bone. In addition, teeth that are crooked or overlapping can be difficult to clean, which can put you at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
If you have any questions about the above, feel free to email or call us on or (056) 77 555 77.