Orthodontics for Adults and Children in Sydney
Dentistry terminology can be overwhelming and confusing. Of all the various terms commonly used in the field, no word seems to create more confusion than “orthodontics”.
Though it’s often mixed up with the term “orthopaedics”, they are completely unconnected. Orthopaedics refers to the branch of medicine dealing with bone and muscle deformities. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses specifically on malocclusions (improper bites) and crooked teeth, and how to treat them. The term literally means the correction of teeth.
Treatments for Malocclusions at Evergreen Dental, Chatswood
At Evergreen Dental, the treatment, which involves realigning the teeth, is done either through braces or Invisalign. While both treatments achieve the same goal, each has different advantages.
Braces have been around for a long time and are considered a tried-and-true method of realigning crooked teeth. They consist of metal, plastic, or ceramic
brackets that are bonded to teeth and linked together by wires, which makes them ideal for complex issues. Treatment time is in accordance to patient needs and typically averages two years.
Despite being a relatively young product, Invisalign is just as popular and
effective as traditional braces. Made of BPA-free plastic, Invisalign is a clear aligner that works gently. It’s the perfect solution for professionals who want a corrective treatment that’s clean and inconspicuous. Other benefits of this treatment are that it’s removable, easy to clean and requires no dietary restrictions.
Which orthodontics treatment is right for you?
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