Orthodontics

Orthodontics at Sydney, Crows Nest & Bella Vista

Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and we at Oralux Dental are here to help. We offer the highest quality services in orthodontics and braces in Sydney with the latest technology and experienced staff dedicated to helping you achieve your dream smile.

What is Orthodontics?

 

 Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that uses braces, plates and other methods to help straighten any crooked teeth. An orthodontist is a specially trained dentist that can help determine the issues behind misaligned teeth and determine a proper treatment.

Why Does One Need Orthodontics Treatment?

 

 Orthodontic treatment is not only to achieve straight teeth. Misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, missing teeth or even jaw displacement can lead to a number of health and discomfort problems. It is very hard to clean crooked and crowded teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Not having a good bite can lead to teeth grinding, jaw/head pain. It can even contribute to a condition known as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) syndrome, which is pain in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.

Straighter teeth not only means better smile and more confidence in social interaction, it can also help to maintain good Oral Hygiene. In addition, good alignment with ideal bite can alleviate ear pain, spasm of the jaw or facial muscles pain. Our experienced dental professionals can help address all of these issues while finding the treatment that is right for your individual case.

Why Does One Need Orthodontics Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is not only to achieve straight teeth. Misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, missing teeth or even jaw displacement can lead to a number of health and discomfort problems. It is very hard to clean crooked and crowded teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Not having a good bite can lead to teeth grinding, jaw/head pain. It can even contribute to a condition known as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) syndrome, which is pain in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.

Straighter teeth not only means better smile and more confidence in social interaction, it can also help to maintain good Oral Hygiene. In addition, good alignment with ideal bite can alleviate ear pain, spasm of the jaw or facial muscles pain. Our experienced dental professionals can help address all of these issues while finding the treatment that is right for your individual case.

Benefits of Braces

 

 Braces are an effective treatment to help align your teeth and improve your smile for life. But there are more benefits of braces than a smile to be proud of, such as:

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Improved speech
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Close gaps between teeth
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Easier maintenance of oral hygiene
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Improved oral functions like chewing
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Reduce jaw and facial muscle pain or spasms
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Reduced risk of chipped teeth or injury from protruding teeth
Properly aligned teeth can make many areas of your life much easier, while restoring confidence in those who are embarrassed to smile. And our experienced dental professionals can help ensure your braces are right for you, including proper fitting and offering the style of braces that you are comfortable with.
Elysia D.

I would absolutely recommend Oralux Dental. They have good quality services at a reasonable price.

Elysia D.

Airway Focused Orthodontics

 

Airway focused orthodontics is a holistic approach to orthodontics and braces. We understand the importance of straight teeth, but we also consider the function of the entire mouth and jaw and how they are intimately related to breathing. This is true in adults and may be even more important for children because breathing problems can lead to a host of health and behavioural issues such as:

Moodiness
Bedwetting
Swollen tonsils
Dark eyebags
Chronic allergies
Daytime lethargy
Aggression/Poor focus
Snoring and laboured breathing
Repeated ear and sinus infections
Mouth breathing (which is impaired breathing)
Airway focused orthodontics is a school of dentistry that links a child or adult’s oral health with holistic airway health. With an integrated approach, our professionals will be able to help address the cause of the problems, improve facial structural development, improve disturbed sleep and more. With in-depth analysis, we can find the best treatment options for each individual so that our patients see the results they want and deserve.

Braces and Airway Focused Orthodontics

 

Airway health and orthodontic work hand in hand with each other. We often work in conjunction with ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist) to make sure the aiwary health is established whilst we help patients to develop their upper and lower jaw shape. To have proper and patent nose breathing will allow our orthodontic appliances such as braces or plates to reshape the jaw bone without the constriction of mouth breathing muscles. It is our belief that any orthodontic force applied to your teeth and muscle should be working with mother nature’s correct pattern.

Proper teeth alignment can impact a number of aesthetic and health issues. Aesthetically, orthodontic treatment can help correct an overbite, an underbite or a crossbite. Each of these not only affects the shape and function of your jaw and face, but can cause sleeping and breathing problems. Proper alignment using braces can often correct these disorders.

Braces can play a role in alleviating sleep apnea due to a physical expansion of the airway. Physical blockage of the airway is one common symptom of improper jaw alignment, which may be corrected with the right orthodontic care and braces. And proper jaw alignment can reduce stress on the jaw and muscles, and often relieve symptoms of TMJ disorder.

Braces and Airway Focused Orthodontics

Airway health and orthodontic work hand in hand with each other. We often work in conjunction with ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist) to make sure the airwary health is established whilst we help patients to develop their upper and lower jaw shape. To have proper and patent nose breathing will allow our orthodontic appliances such as braces or plates to reshape the jaw bone without the constriction of mouth breathing muscles. It is our belief that any orthodontic force applied to your teeth and muscle should be working with mother nature’s correct pattern.

Proper teeth alignment can impact a number of aesthetic and health issues. Aesthetically, orthodontic treatment can help correct an overbite, an underbite or a crossbite. Each of these not only affects the shape and function of your jaw and face, but can cause sleeping and breathing problems. Proper alignment using braces can often correct these disorders.

Braces can play a role in alleviating sleep apnea due to a physical expansion of the airway. Physical blockage of the airway is one common symptom of improper jaw alignment, which may be corrected with the right orthodontic care and braces. And proper jaw alignment can reduce stress on the jaw and muscles, and often relieve symptoms of TMJ disorder.

Braces Aren’t Just for Kids

 

The word, “braces,” often brings to the mind a picture of a child with a mouthful of metal, but those days are long gone. Modern braces come with metal or tooth colored braces. You could even be a candidate for clear aligner. Braces are a viable option over veneers or dental crowns for those who wish to preserve their past dental work, yet still, improve their smile. Our dental professionals will work with you to help you choose the best treatment for your lifestyle without compromising the treatment.

Having good oral hygiene and a proper diet can help you enjoy your orthodontic journey more comfortably. Here are things to consider when you are going through braces.

Diet:

Avoid chewy/crunchy foods like – lollies and candies, pizza crust, pork crackling, chewing gum, popcorns corn, biting on ice, hard nuts, minties,
Avoid biting into foods – corn on the cob, ribs and chicken with bone
Choose soft fruits for easier chewing, and if you prefer crunchy fruits such as apples, cut them into smaller slices before eating
Choose steamed or cooked vegetables when you can while avoiding harder, raw vegetables; if you enjoy raw veggies like carrots or cauliflower, try grating them first
Avoid stringy cuts of meat that are difficult to chew
Breads are okay, but breads that contain nuts and seeds may be annoying if they get caught in your braces
Habits to avoid – Nail biting, chewing on pens or biting on clothes, smoking

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We understand it’s important to have insight into your dental investment before committing to treatment. Simply click on the button below, enter your details and receive our latest price list.

Book a consultation with us and we will provide you with a competitive quotation based on our professional assessment of your individual situation.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Download Our Price List

We understand it’s important to have insight into your dental investment before committing to treatment. Simply click on the button below, enter your details and receive our latest price list.

Book a consultation with us and we will provide you with a competitive quotation based on our professional assessment of your individual situation.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Care for Your Braces

 

During braces treatment it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene to avoid any dental caries or gum diseases. Once you have braces, your dental professionals will go into detail how to look after your braces – while brushing your teeth pay close attention to cleaning around the gum as well as the wire and brackets. Moreover, attending your dental/orthodontic appointments helps you avoid any dental problems.

Jean H.

My family has been looked after by Dr. Wendy Wang for many years. Very caring and professional service.

Jean H.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

 

Our team of dental and orthodontic professionals here at Oralux Dental in both Crows Nest and Bella Vista are ready to serve you. Call today for a full examination and evaluation, and we will make your satisfaction our priority. You will have confidence knowing you made the right choice to work with us, and we look forward to meeting you and your family.

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