An Overview of Orthodontics in Canberra

Most people are not all that familiar with the orthodontic profession and often mistake them for general dentistry. Here at “Supersmile Orthodontics Canberra“, we even hear from patients who believe  that an orthodontist is just a fancy term for a dentist. Nothing could be further from the truth.

An orthodontist differs from a regular dentist in that they are specialists in their field. Orthodontists go through two or more years of additional training to hone their knowledge and skills in treating complex dental problems involving teeth alignment and bite.

You might think that these challenges are hardly a concern, but the truth is those crooked and misaligned teeth do not fit properly into the jawbone which makes them harder to keep clean. Hence such teeth are more prone to decay and other periodontal illnesses that cause stress,not just to one’s dental features but surrounding muscles as well which can lead to headaches as well as neck and shoulder pain.

Misaligned teeth ruin the appearance of an otherwise beautiful face, which is one more reason to do something about it. A good orthodontist can help you maintain oral health and transform your appearance, which also adds to your confidence.

Do you need to see an Orthodontist in Canberra City?

In most cases, general dentists refer patients to an orthodontist when they deem it necessary. You can also see an orthodontist directly if you suspect that your dental problem requires the attention of a specialist. Only they can ascertain whether you need orthodontic treatment after a full medical and dental work up which may include clinical examinations, dental x-rays and a thorough review of your dental history.

If they find that you have any of the following problems, then you may require orthodontic treatment:

  • Gaps – excessive space between the teeth due to tooth loss or improper alignment.
  • Crowding –  excessive number of teeth growing out of the dental ridge causing extreme problems with teeth alignment and dental appearance.
  • Overbite or buck teeth – front upper teeth stick out over the lower teeth
  • Underbite – lower teeth stick out over the upper teeth creating a “bulldog” appearance.
  • Crossbite – sections of the upper teeth do not come in contact with the lower teeth when biting.

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