Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment

If you need orthodontic dental care, you can rely on the team at V Care Dental. The friendly dentists at our Frankston and Patterson Lakes clinics can examine your teeth to determine if orthodontic treatment is required before referring you to a dentist who specialises in braces. We also offer Invisalign invisible braces at our clinic as an alternative to conventional braces.

When & Why Are Braces Necessary?

Braces are necessary when teeth become crooked or misaligned, affecting your smile as well as the bite of the teeth. An incorrect bite can result in long-term dental problems, including jaw and head pain, while a crooked smile can contribute to low confidence and self-esteem. Braces and orthodontic dental care are used to straighten and move the teeth so that they’re correctly aligned, helping to prevent dental problems in the future and ensure a beautiful smile.

The Process of Getting Orthodontic Treatment in Melbourne

The process of getting orthodontic dental care will involve an oral assessment, as well as x-rays and moulds being taken of your teeth. An orthodontic treatment plan will be established, which may require the removal of permanent teeth to create space in the mouth. If this is necessary, the extractions can be carried out at V Care Dental by your regular dentist.

Ongoing appointments with our orthodontic dentists will involve the fitting of the braces as well as regular adjusting to help straighten the teeth gradually. Braces are usually worn for 18 to 24 months, but this may differ depending on the complexity of the case. We can give you a prognosis and useful advice when we formulate a plan that’s tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

How to Look After Your Braces

While you’ll still be able to enjoy many of the foods you currently eat, you will need to avoid eating particularly chewy or hard foods that can damage your braces. This includes toffees, chewy sweets, apples, crusty bread, and many other foods. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes and opening bottle lids with your teeth or biting pens.

Cleaning your teeth can become more difficult when braces are fitted, so it’s recommended that you brush your teeth after each meal you consume throughout the day. You should also spend longer when you brush your teeth in the morning and night in order to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Our orthodontic dentist can advise you on the best type of toothbrush for cleaning braces.

Make an Appointment at V Care Dental Today

If you suspect you need orthodontic dental care in Melbourne, call V Care Dental today on (03) 9772 7175 to make an appointment. Our orthodontic dentists can determine if braces are needed and help you decide between conventional braces and Invisalign.

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