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Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just about getting some braces or aligners fitted so you can have a more beautiful smile.
If you have misaligned teeth there are a number of benefits to getting your teeth straightened.
* It is easier to keep your teeth and gums clean
* There is likely to be less wear and tear on your teeth from clenching and grinding
* There is likely to less stress on the jaw joint and tooth structure from incorrect biting patterns.
Your dentist is the best person to give a full diagnostic assessment and determine if you’ll benefit from teeth straightening.
Braces are the first thing many people think of when they consider getting their teeth straightened, but orthodontic treatment has come a long way with a choice now available of classic metal and clear styles. Most adults now like the idea of “invisible” braces or aligners like Invisalign because they are able to clean their teeth to a high standard, and the aligners don’t significantly affect your lifestyle in that they are comfortable to wear and can be removed.
Dr Amy Daley is an Invisalign provider with certification in London in 2006 and has over a decade of experience in this exciting technology.
Dr Leila Haywood is a Clear Correct and Truline aligner provider.
Call Sonia on 07 3391 2504 for a complimentary consultation for aligner treatment.
Porcelain veneers are very fine tooth-coloured porcelain covers which are seamlessly bonded to the front of prepared teeth. They are a more conservative treatment than a crown and can be used if the tooth is strong and healthy.
They can be suitable for people who have very misaligned teeth, and for those who did not wish to have braces or Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
If teeth are discoloured, worn, or chipped away, porcelain veneers may be a treatment option where the tooth can be rebuilt exactly as it ought to for best aesthetics and durability, and allows the dentist to rebuild your smile with a greater capacity to change the shade and shape of the teeth.
1. Feels just like the tooth
2. Strong, durable and stable
3. The shape of the teeth and colour can be changed
4. Finishes like glass, so it is stain free
5. 5 year laboratory warranty
6. Takes 2 weeks to have made, and temporaries are made
7. They can be made to be extremely thin, down to 0.2 mm
8. Precision fit and made by master ceramist in Australia
1. Veneers mostly require some preparation of the tooth surface, which means these are irreversible
3. Time - temporaries are placed for 2 weeks while our ceramist makes the veneer
4. Very rarely they can chip
5. Eventually a veneer will likely need to be replaced, they are very strong and long lasting, but may not last a life time
6. Excellent home care is needed, as well as routine checkups and professional cleans each 6 months to monitor veneers
7. Rarely veneers can debond or pop off - wear and tear on a veneer can be minimised by wearing a protective night guard or splint
It's my oral health therapist, Christine Richard's birthday! Time to celebrate!
What is an oral health therapist?
Oral health therapists are dental professionals who are dual qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene, who complete a degree to provide a wide range of dental care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults.
Oral health therapists work as a member of a dental team. They provide dental therapy services to children and adolescents and dental hygiene services to people of all ages. Oral health therapists can also work in health promotion, education, research, management and policy development roles.
It's dental health week 2018, and the Australian Dental Association have released this fabulous video outlining the correct technique for toothbrushing.
How you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you brush, how long you brush, the kind of technique and the toothbrush you use are all major influences on the effectiveness of your brushing. To gain the maximum benefit from brushing, you should brush for at least two minutes morning and night, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a flexible neck. The advantage of these toothbrushes is that they remove the plaque and debris from your teeth without damaging your teeth and gums. It’s all in the technique. You should clean your teeth systematically, starting at the back of your mouth with the toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45° angle, brushing gently in a soft and circular motion. If you scrub too hard from side to side, you can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel. You should take care to brush carefully along the inner, outer and chewing surfaces, making sure you tip the toothbrush so you can reach the inner front areas of the teeth, which are often missed. If limited dexterity is an issue, you might consider using a powered or electric toothbrush. They can be programmed to run for two minutes, making keeping to the correct length of brushing time easy, and the very good ones are rechargeable, with pressure sensors and they even rate your cleaning.
Be sure to change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 months, or as soon as the bristles bend.
Why not book a check up and clean to make sure all is in order with our $199 preventive care check, cleaning and bitewing x-ray package