What Is
Orthodontics?

Orthodontists are dental professionals who have received advanced training in preventing, diagnosing, and treating dental and facial abnormalities. They offer various treatment options for correcting crooked teeth, fixing poor bites, and properly aligning the jaws.

Both orthodontists and general dentists help you improve your oral health, but they approach the process in different ways. Dentists treat a wide range of oral health problems. In contrast, an orthodontist specialises in straightening teeth and aligning jaws.

Our team will work closely with you to tailor a treatment plan that is suitable for you. Our orthodontists have experience in treating patients, offering efficient orthodontic procedures such as braces and Invisalign.

Our Orthodontic Services

An orthodontist can help you better understand which of the available treatment alternatives will be ideal for you or your child by applying their knowledge and skills in facial irregularities and tooth movements.

Invisalign (Invisible Aligners)

During your initial appointment, our orthodontist will evaluate whether your case will make you a good candidate for Invisalign® and give you a realistic idea of what this appliance can provide for you. If suitable for you, highly accurate impressions of your teeth are made and transferred to Invisalign, where they are turned into a 3D digital model of your teeth for simulated treatment planning.

The process can take six months to two years, depending on the number of trays required. Wear your aligners as advised to achieve a seamless orthodontic experience. Most patients must wear their trays for 22 hours per day, only removing them for meals, brushing and flossing, and replacing them every two weeks with the next set in the series.

Invisalign is removable, making your treatment easy to maintain, comfortable, not requiring dietary restrictions, and is metal-free.

Dental Braces

Braces can provide the most control of tooth movement and offer ideal results in an optimal period other than treatment options.

Our clinic uses the latest equipment and bracket systems, allowing faster outcomes with fewer checkups and less treatment time. The orthodontic wires provide quick alignment, and our orthodontists ensure you achieve high-quality results in the shortest amount of time.

You can customise or choose the colour of your rubber ring. We have a wide variety of colours available for children to make the treatment fun!

Why Choose Ashburton Dental Centre As Your Orthodontist

If you’re looking for orthodontic services, Ashburton Dental Centre is the place to be! Our orthodontists are registered dental specialists who help patients with the alignment of teeth and correct misaligned jaws using advanced technology.

Orthodontic treatments can help improve your smile and boost self-confidence, and positively influence how you interact with others. Your smile can make your day and the people around you happier! 

We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options for children and adults. Our team prioritises effectiveness in helping you achieve a beautiful smile and the safety of all patients by delivering quality dental care. In addition, we also provide a variety of affordable payment plans to make your treatment more accessible.

FAQ’s About Orthodontic Treatments

The cost of orthodontic treatment is determined by several factors, including the location of the dental clinic, the type of your required orthodontic treatment, and the inclusion of the procedure.

In Gosnells, the average cost of traditional braces, including the consultation, intraoral x-ray, diagnostic model, full arch banding, etc., can cost up to $3465.18. In contrast, Invisalign may cost up to $3298.26, including the consultation, diagnostic model, photographic records, sequential plastic aligners (per arch)

Both orthodontists and general dentists help you improve your oral health, but they approach the process in different ways. Dentists treat a wide range of oral health problems. In contrast, an orthodontist specialises in straightening teeth and aligning jaws with specialised devices such as braces and headgear to align crooked teeth and fix the misaligned bite.

Because no two teeth are alike, the treatment period will vary from patient to patient. Also, the duration of your treatment will be determined by many factors, including the severity of the condition, any bite problems such as crossbite or overbite, your age, and the health of your teeth. Depending on individual needs, your doctor will determine how long your treatment plan will take.

In general, orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign may take twelve to eighteen months on average. However, you can see benefits in as little as a few weeks.

Braces typically take about twenty-four months to complete. Some patients require treatment in less than a year, while others need treatment for up to three years or more before their teeth reach the optimal position.

Orthodontic services can address a variety of dental problems. These may include the following:

  • Overcrowding and Spacing
  • Poorly aligned teeth and jaw
  • A unique dental midline
  • Gum problems
  • Aesthetic issues
  • Speaking and chewing difficulties.

For children, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends that your child should have an orthodontic appointment at the age of seven. That is why your child requires an orthodontist’s evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. Early appointments can help prevent major dental problems in your child as they grow and make treatment more accessible.

During adolescence, the dental structure is still not fixed. Thus, all teenagers are encouraged to visit our orthodontic experts. A teenager may be well suited for orthodontic treatment during this period since all the adult teeth have erupted and facial growth is occurring.

For adults, having orthodontic treatment is never too late! We offer various orthodontic treatments that can suit your lifestyle and aesthetic needs.

We recommend patients have routine dental checkups and cleanings during orthodontic treatment. It is essential to maintain good oral health as it has a significant influence on general physical health.

Moreover, orthodontists and dentists will work together to obtain the best possible results for you and your children. Although a referral from a dentist is not required to see an orthodontist, it is a good idea to see your family dentist for a checkup and request a referral to a professional orthodontist.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

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