Orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry


There are many types of issues which can affect the aesthetics of your teeth and how you feel about your smile.  With advances in dental technology, there are now many different treatments available at your dentist in Sydney to help address the issues you may have with the look of your smile.

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which is involved in straightening the teeth and correcting any bite disorders with the teeth. Orthodontic treatment at your dentist in Sydney uses braces of different types to improve the appearance and the alignment of crooked teeth, protruding teeth, overcrowding of the teeth and to correct issues with the bite of the teeth, which are known as overbite, underbite and crossbite. Speak to us at Spa Dental Sydney CBD to find out what type of orthodontic treatment may be available for you.

Visiting your dentist to find out about Orthodontics

Prior to commencing any type of orthodontic treatment your dentist in Sydney will need to ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy to make sure that there are no dental issues present and that any treatment process will not cause any detriment to your teeth. A good daily dental hygiene routine at home including brushing, good flossing technique and mouthwash to help enhance the cleanliness of your mouth is vital in maintaining good oral hygiene. Regular appointments with your dentist in Sydney will ensure that you are doing this well enough and that your teeth are in good condition. To find out more about which type of orthodontic treatment will be suitable for you and to help choose some treatment options, your dentist will carry out a full examination of your mouth, professionally clean your teeth if necessary and x-rays and scans will be taken to help develop a treatment plan to create individually tailored braces for you. 3-dimensional simulations can also help show you how your teeth may potentially look following successful treatment.

Conventional braces and invisible braces

Conventional braces, which are commonly seen in young children and teenagers, involve metal brackets and wires, which are attached to the teeth and apply pressure to each tooth  to gently move them into their desired positions as required. Conventional metal wires and brackets are the most widespread, commonly used and a proven form of orthodontic braces that change the alignment of your teeth gradually, and have a reasonably long treatment process. They are noticeable in the mouth, which means there is a reluctance amongst adults for conventional braces and therefore much research and design has resulted in the introduction of invisible orthodontics which is an attractive alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisible orthodontics are a field of cosmetic dentistry, which are involved in straightening misaligned teeth invisibly as hinted in the name, without the use of any visible metal wires or brackets and ensure a discrete, comfortable and convenient treatment option for improving the aesthetics of your smile. Speak to us at Spa dental Sydney CBD today to find out more about the different types of orthodontic treatment available for you.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.