Many people seek orthodontic treatment at our Moonee Ponds orthodontic clinic because they want a beautiful, show-stopping smile. We certainly help our patients achieve stunning smiles, but we also help provide the foundation for good oral health and function for a lifetime.
Why It’s Wise to Straighten Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth can certainly make you hide your smile, but they also cause dental issues like a misaligned bite, uneven wear, increased risk for cavities and even jaw dysfunction. The earlier we address these issues with growth modification devices, braces or Invisalign®, the sooner you or your child can enjoy the many benefits of aligned teeth.
What Is the Best Age for Braces?
We recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Of course, many teens and adults did not have the benefit of braces in their early youth. That’s fine; we can still help. Around 20 per cent of our patients are adults because it is never too late for a straight smile.
Not everyone will require lengthy treatment time or even traditional braces. As with all fields of dentistry, orthodontics has advanced over the decades and options have improved dramatically.
Specialist Orthodontics in Moonee Ponds
While many general dentists offer orthodontic treatment, specialist orthodontists attend two additional years of education to gain knowledge about teeth alignment, occlusion (bite) and jaw development. Dr Tracey Shell has twenty years of experience in orthodontics. When combined with knowledge of the complete dental system, orthodontics can enhance health and beauty for a lifetime.
Welcome to Pure Orthodontics
If you have questions or wish to arrange a consultation, please reach out to our orthodontic team. We are happy to find a time that works for you and help you take the first important step to straight teeth and a more confident smile.