Why should you visit an orthodontist?

You may be visiting your dentist regularly, but did you know that it’s also important to take a trip to the orthodontist?

Your dentist is excellent at taking care of your general oral health and diagnosing cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues. However, an orthodontist is concerned with the alignment of your bite and aims to correct alignment issues to give you a beautifully straight, healthy smile.

Top reasons to visit an orthodontist

Reduced chance of dental issues

By achieving straighter teeth, you are at a reduced risk of dental issues. This is because your teeth are easier to brush, floss and keep clean. Straighter teeth are also at a reduced risk of damage and wear, as the bite pressure is evenly spread out and can handle impacts better.

Beautiful straight smile

If having a straighter smile has always been your dream, you can achieve this by visiting the orthodontist. At South Yarra Orthodontics we have a wide range of treatments for all conditions, to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Options to suit everyone

If the appearance of metal braces has always turned you away, don’t worry as we offer discreet treatments. These include Invisalign’s clear aligner system, lingual braces which are hidden on the backside of your teeth, and clear braces which are made from tooth-coloured ceramics.

Lingual braces and Invisalign treatment are perfect for those in the public eye and people working in customer service roles, where an unnoticeable orthodontic option is preferred.

Preventive orthodontics

Does your child suffer from any abnormal behaviours that negatively impact oral health such as late thumb sucking, bruxism, clenching or biting? It’s important to visit the orthodontist as soon as possible to receive treatment and prevent bite issues from occurring.

Benefits of visiting an orthodontist?

Although there are many benefits to visiting an orthodontist, here are some of the most important:

  • Specialist treatment and advice
  • Improved oral health
  • Improvements to alignment and bite
  • Modern orthodontic technology
  • An aesthetically straight and healthy smile

Why is it important for children to visit the orthodontist?

It’s important to first bring your child along to the orthodontist between the ages of 7 to 10 as the orthodontist is able to detect oral growth issues causing orthodontic problems.

Common orthodontic issues that can be identified include protruding, crowded, gapped or misaligned teeth. It’s important to treat these issues as early as possible during teenage years as the jawbone is still growing and therefore very malleable.

Orthodontic treatments can help your child achieve a healthier bite and improved bite pattern, which can reduce the chances of gum diseases and other health issues.

Get your child on the path to achieving a life-long healthier smile.

Contact South Yarra Orthodontist Melbourne

Don’t wait, book in an orthodontic consultation for yourself or your child with the expert team at South Yarra Orthodontics online or by calling on (03) 9131 1999.

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