The benefits of straight teeth go far beyond appearance. If you or your child have crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment can bring your teeth and jaws correctly in line.
Braces and other orthodontic treatments at Moranbah Dental are provided by Dr Michael Whyte, a qualified orthodontist in Queensland. To book a consultation and find out what your options are, contact him today on 1300 467 773, or find out more on his website.
Who can benefit from orthodontics?
Straight teeth are important for many reasons. When teeth aren't properly aligned and don't bite together normally, this can sometimes make it harder to eat and to clean your teeth, increasing your risk of oral health and general health problems. Misalignment may also affect speech and self-confidence.
Orthodontic problems such as crowding can also cause excess wear on teeth or lead to problems such as teeth grinding (bruxism) or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, while protruding ("buck") teeth can be more prone to injury.
Contrary to what many people think, orthodontics isn't only for teenagers. Braces and other orthodontic treatments can be more effective for younger people, as their teeth and jaws are still developing and easier to move, but many adults also choose to straighten their teeth, thanks to advances in more discreet options.
At Moranbah Dental, we offer a variety of orthodontic solutions for different needs and preferences. Book a consultation with our specialist orthodontist to find out how we can help you or your family.
Why choose a specialist orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dentists who have completed an additional three years of specialised training in the field of orthodontics. This means they have the knowledge and experience needed to diagnose all types of orthodontic issues, to recommend the most appropriate treatments, and to help patients achieve the best possible results for their smile.
Dr Whyte, our specialist orthodontist, is one of the most qualified orthodontists in Queensland. Having completed a Doctorate in Orthodontics, he is also a member of many prestigious orthodontist associations both in Australia and overseas. Dr Whyte's extensive experience and dedication to patient care can give you confidence that you or your child are in safe hands.
What happens during my consultation?
When you or your child visit our Moranbah dental clinic for an orthodontic assessment, our specialist orthodontist and his team will ask about any problems you're having and examine your teeth and jaws in detail. This may involve taking x-rays or other images of your mouth to give us the information we need.
If we think you could benefit from orthodontics, we'll explain all the possible treatment options that could help you, including costs and timelines, so you'll have all the information you need to make informed decisions. We'll also make sure that you have realistic expectations of what results can be achieved through orthodontics.