Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance, health and function of the teeth and jaws. It is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.
Full treatment usually involves fixed appliances (braces) for about two years. In many patients, the best time to start full orthodontic treatment is around the time the last baby tooth is shed, This is usually about 12 years of age.
Orthodontic treatment is not restricted to children and teenagers. The basic process involved in moving teeth is the same at any age. Orthodontic treatment can be successful for adults.
A thorough examination is important for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. When you’re ready feel very free to give us a call on (03) 9317 5636 to make an appointment.