Using braces the teeth are gently moved to get them aligned within the arches to create that attractive smile.
An orthodontic consultation can be booked for any age. If you notice you or your child have crooked teeth or misalignment of their teeth or you notice crowding of teeth together, it may be best to book in a consultation with our dentist as some issues that are causing the teeth to be crooked begin in childhood, therefore, it is never too early to have us take a look for you. It is also never too late to help you align your teeth as a teenager or an adult.
We have helped many children with their teeth alignment and jaw growth issues, who have grown into young adults with improved confidence, self-esteem and great smiles. We are excited to be able to offer this service to our community in Penrith.
At Bella Dental, our dentists have gone through extensive post-graduate training in orthodontic techniques to help identify the issues and advise you on your treatment options and timeline for starting treatment.
We have a multitude of techniques available. From traditional braces that have undergone some advances for a quicker and more comfortable treatment. To orthopaedic plates which can help to grow jaws and faces, to invisible aligner trays that are discrete.
We aim to have your child be comfortable throughout the dental visit. Our team are welcoming and family friendly. We have Netflix to watch their favourite shows and fun-sunglasses to wear and dental goodies to take home.
We recommend an evaluation as early as necessary to assess your child’s jaw development and teeth. We can advise on managing bad habits such as thumb sucking, lip and tongue ties for feeding, swallowing and speaking and incorrect jaw posturing as well as airways.
Airways and breathing obstruction issues can have adverse effects on children’s teeth, jaw and facial development from mouth-breathing. During the consultation, we will ask about their breathing, snoring, swallowing issues, frequency of ear infections, hyperactivity due to poor sleep and chronic nasal congestions.
We will also look for teeth growing incorrectly, congenitally missing teeth and the best way to identify these issues is with low-dose x-ray to monitor the health of their teeth, jaw and gums. You can rest assured that we will always take the conservative approach.
Most adult and permanent teeth have erupted by this age. Most of the jaw growth has finished, however, with braces corrections for the bite, crooked teeth and straighter smile may be achieved.
Teeth can be moved at any age. They are constantly moving in fact. Orthodontic treatments are available to improve your smile.
To book yourself or your child for a consultation call us now.
If you were told that you didn’t need braces when you were a teenager and that your teeth were “straight enough” but still don’t like what you see in the mirror? Then adult short-term orthodontics may be for you. People often believe that orthodontics requires about 2-3 years in braces, but in reality we can now level and align the front teeth in much less time.
The objective is to move only the front teeth that are visible in the smile instead of the large molars with big roots.
We use modern brackets and wires that now improve the speed and comfort of treatment. This allows us to deliver this service in as little time as 5 months. We have provided short term orthodontics for many of our happy patients like this for years. Call us now to schedule in a consultation to determine the best treatment for you and your family.
We are proud supporters of our local Penrith and surrounding suburbs. Our dentists are certified & qualified, backed by years of industry experience. Visit us today and discover why our multi-award winning service is just one of the reasons our clients love their smiles.
There are several types of orthodontic treatments available to suit different needs and preferences:
•Traditional metal braces: These are the most common type of braces and use metal brackets and wires to gradually align the teeth.
•Ceramic braces: are similar to metal braces, but the brackets are tooth-coloured, making them less noticeable.
•Lingual braces: are placed on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front.
•Clear aligners: Custom-made, removable trays that gradually move the teeth into alignment, such as Invisalign®.
The best treatment option for you will depend on your specific orthodontic needs and lifestyle.