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Orthodontics in Werribee

Smile with Confidence with Expert Orthodontic Treatment

It’s never been easier to get a beautiful, straighter smile using our top-notch orthodontics at Wyndham Dental. A crooked or misaligned smile doesn’t just affect your confidence. Overtime, this can lead to recurring dental problems such as tooth decay & gum disease, soreness and facial aches. At Wyndham Dental, we offer expert orthodontic treatment and a highly experienced team to ensure your dental needs are in the safest hands.

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What is orthodontics?

As we mentioned earlier, teeth that do not sit properly can lead to many health problems. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with correcting teeth and jaws that do not align correctly. This is a relatively long term treatment that makes use of devices such as braces and plates. Our skilled orthodontists at Wyndham Dental have years of experience and training to help develop the best treatment plan for your smile!

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Who Qualifies for Orthodontics

One of the most common misconceptions regarding orthodontics is that you have to be a younger patient to be a candidate. Patients of all ages are capable of receiving orthodontic treatment, starting as young as 4 years. Some signs that you may need treatment include:

  • Crooked/over-crowded teeth
  • Large gaps
  • Overbite/underbite
  • Protruding teeth
  • Jaws click or make noises when you chew
  • Your jaw feels sore after eating
  • Difficulty pronouncing certain words
  • Frequently cutting your tongue on teeth

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Orthodontic Treatments We Offer

  • Metal Braces – As the name suggests, metal brackets and wires are used to place constant pressure on each tooth.
  • Lingual Braces – While still made out of metal brackets and wires, these braces are placed on the inside of the teeth to be unnoticeable.
  • Clear Braces – These braces are tooth colored or clear in order to blend in and be less noticeable.
  • Invisalign – These are removable, clear aligners that have to be replaced every few weeks. Available only for teenagers and adults.

The Process

During the initial consultation, our expert orthodontist will perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth to outline the best possible options available. Additional details such as x-rays or a mould of your teeth may be taken during this appointment to better plan out your treatment.

Braces work by exerting constant pressure that prompts your jaw to gradually conform into shape. You’ll have to visit our orthodontist every 6 to 8 weeks or as instructed to ensure your braces are well-adjusted at all times.

After your braces come off, you will have to wear retainers (plastic removable plates) to ensure your teeth remain stable and straight for a period of 3 months or longer.

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How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The initial placement will take between one to two hours. While the length of treatment varies between individuals, orthodontic treatment is a relatively long-term process that can take an average of 1 to 3 years to complete.

Do braces hurt?

In the days after your braces have been installed and during adjustments, you might feel some discomfort quite similar to soreness or dull throbbing. Pain relievers can be recommended for this, however.

Why Choose Wyndham Dental for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Wyndham Dental is the safest choice for your orthodontic treatment because we offer:

  • Highly Experienced Team
  • State-Of-The-Art Facilities
  • Highest Quality Dental Appliances
  • Top-Notch Diagnosis & Treatment
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How Much Do Orthodontics Cost

This varies based on the severity of your case and your preferred orthodontic appliance. However, you can expect treatment to range from $3000 to $8000.

After-Care for Orthodontics

You’ll have to be a bit more careful when maintaining oral hygiene with braces. Food is especially prone to getting stuck between braces and teeth so make sure to brush regularly. Our orthodontist can also give you guidance on how to floss properly with braces.
You’ll also need to avoid certain foods that are more likely to get caught such as hard candy, gum or popcorn. We advise being careful when drinking sugary beverages and eating starchy foods as you will be at a slightly higher risk of tooth decay during this time.

Will my braces affect my ability to partake in sport?

You will need a period to adjust to your braces or invisalign but they do not prevent you from participating in sports. We do recommend getting a mouthguard you can fit in over your braces when playing contact sports, however.

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Why Choose Wyndham Dental?

At Wyndham Dental, we have a team of caring people who are extremely passionate about what they do. This allows us to give you the very best service at all times, and we have an extensive history of happy patients to show for it. We offer a range of dental treatments ranging from general dentistry to cosmetic alternatives, and implement the latest technology utilized by skilled professionals.

Our dentists at Wyndham Dental are experts in the field of dentistry. Once you come into our office, we’ll help you decide which options will best fit your goals and discuss all the details related to the procedure. We will also cover any queries you have so you have all the information you need at your fingertips to make your decision. Your comfort is our priority..