What is Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that corrects problems with the way teeth fit together, sometimes referred to as “bad bites”. An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed additional study to treat more complex orthodontic cases.
They may experience: difficulty with swallowing, chewing or speaking. A “bad bite”, or malocclusion, can also cause unnecessary wear on teeth. It can even make it harder to keep teeth clean, leading to gum disease, bad breath and cavities.
Class I - Jaw is correctly positioned, but teeth are crooked
Class II - The upper jaw juts out too much, causing “buck teeth”
Class III - The lower jaw has outgrown the upper jaw, causing an underbite
The best way to understand your particular issue is to consult with a specialist orthodontist. MP Orthodontics works with kids, teens and adults to devise the ideal treatment. We also specialise in solving complex cases. Our philosophy? We believe there is always a solution.
There are many reasons people seek orthodontic treatment. Depending on their age and stage in life, people seek treatment for correction of the following:
- Cosmetic problems and to create a smile they feel more confident with.
- Bad bites causing damage to teeth, gums and the jaw.
- Protruding or misaligned teeth that may chip or break.
- Speech, swallowing or chewing difficulties.
- Sleep or breathing issues.
MP Orthodontics recommends early interceptive treatment as the most ideal approach, however people of all ages can invest in tailored orthodontic treatment solutions that make meaningful differences to the way they experience life.
Do you have an orthodontic concern? Why not take advantage of our complimentary service to undertake an appraisal of your issue.