Dental orthodontics is diagnosing, treating and preventing dental and facial irregularities. The design, use and control of corrective appliances (such as braces or invisible aligners) are used to align teeth, lips and jaws to achieve facial balance and straighten teeth.
At QL Dental, we understand the importance of how straight teeth can influence your appearance and your overall confidence. Orthodontics not only provides positive cosmetic outcomes but can minimise future dental treatment problems.
Crowded or crooked teeth are often more difficult for you to clean and maintain resulting in an increase in tooth cavities, gum bleeding and tooth loss. Other orthodontic issues can contribute to abnormal wearing of your tooth surfaces, incompetent chewing function and intense stress on gum and bone. Furthermore, jaw joint misalignment can cause you to have chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.
Both adults and children can benefit from orthodontics as healthy teeth can be aligned at nearly any age. However, we recommend all children to have an orthodontic screening before seven years old as some problems are best treated early.
Orthodontic treatment can positively influence the following dental problems
Gaps between teeth
Pronounced upper teeth
Under bite, open bite, cross bite and deep over bite
If you are unsure about whether to get your teeth straightened, please contact us for an orthodontic consultation.
6 advantages of using Invisalign to straighten teeth
Removable- easier to maintain oral hygiene, can eat what you want, take out for sports and playing instruments
Invisible- more aesthetic than metal braces and clear braces
Comfortable- no wires or brackets against the inside of your mouth
Fewer Emergencies- no poking wires or broken brackets
FDA approved material- safe and no concern over metal allergies
Treatment of choice- precise, predictable and gradual teeth movement
An alternative to traditional braces are clear aligners (such as Invisalign), if you are looking to have straight teeth without any brackets attached to your teeth. This system works with removable clear trays that gradually move your teeth into the desired position to produce a beautiful straight smile.
Process of Clear Aligners (e.g. Invisalign)
Dental Consultation (Photographs, X-rays and Moulds of your teeth)
Ortho Treatment Plan (3D Computerised Diagrams)
Ortho Aligners Fitting
Ortho Treatment, Review and Adjustment (Every 4-6 weeks)
– Wearing at least 20 hours/day
– Remove whilst eating or cleaning teeth
– Completion taken 9-24 months
7 tips to optimise the process for using Invisalign
Commit to wearing your aligners as instructed by your dentist
Change your aligners on time and in the right order
Brush and floss everyday
Soak your aligner in denture cleaner or in diluted mouthwash
Store your aligners in their storage case to prevent misplacement
To avoid any lisp in your speech, practice speech with aligners in place
Do not miss your scheduled visits to the dentist