We are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care, utilising industry leading technologies, and catering to individuals of all ages.
At Chatswood Orthodontics and St Ives Orthodontics we understand that each patient is unique, and we tailor our treatments to your specific needs. Whether you're a child, a teenager, or an adult, we're here to help you achieve optimal dental and facial outcomes for a healthier, beautiful smile. Using cutting edge technology, our team of specialist orthodontists and highly qualified practitioners, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of expertise and quality orthodontic care.
Early intervention usually aims to intercept a developing problem and normalise the growth environment to allow for better future growth. It also can reduce the need or simplify any future orthodontic treatment.
Some of the benefits include:
Normalising the growth environment for both the teeth and soft tissue such as the lips and tongue.
Preventing abnormal wear tooth wear on the adult teeth.
The orthodontists will only consider extraction if it is necessary for the success of the treatment. For certain orthodontic cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to achieve the best result.
The orthodontist will consider all options before recommending an extraction, and it will only be done if absolutely necessary.
Modern orthodontic techniques and advancements have made it possible to achieve a healthy smile without tooth extraction. Your orthodontist will evaluate your individual case and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
The duration of treatment can vary based on several factors, including the development of the dentition, the severity of the orthodontic problem, the patient's cooperation, and the extent of the teeth movement required.
Typically, orthodontic treatment is between 12– 24 months, although in rare cases, treatment may need to be extended beyond this timeframe. The length of treatment can be influenced by the individual case and how quickly the teeth respond to the orthodontic force.
Patients need to be compliant with the orthodontic treatment plan and follow the orthodontist's instructions to achieve the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time. Regular check-ups are also important to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to the braces or wires.
An overbite or overjet, also known as a Class II malocclusion, is a common dental problem that occurs when the upper jaw protrudes too far over the lower jaw or when the upper front teeth are angled too far forward.
Class III malocclusion (more commonly referred to as an underbite or an anterior crossbite) affects approximately 10% of the population, where the lower jaw outgrows the upper jaw, causing the lower teeth to overlap the upper teeth