Orthodontics Sydney CBD
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics relates to the movement of teeth, and where appropriate, making changes to the jaw for a number of important reasons. This may relate to improving a patient’s bite relationship, aligning teeth for either cosmetic, functional or hygiene reasons (or a combination of all), correcting overbites and overjets, and closing spaces. Depending upon the type of treatment required, our patients can either undertake orthodontic treatment here at The Macquarie Street Centre, or require referral to one of our excellent specialist orthodontic team members at convenient locations around Sydney.
Who Needs Orthodontics?
Orthodontics can be especially important to those patients undertaking cosmetic dental or reconstructive procedures such as crowns, veneers or implants, as it may be necessary to move teeth into the correct position before undertaking these restorative procedures. By reducing crowding, and moving teeth into better alignment, it allows Dr Dunn to be more conservative in tooth preparation – or in other words, needing to remove less tooth structure to fit the new ceramic crown or veneer to our idealised final tooth position.
One area where orthodontics has also played a vital role in our treatment is related to implant replacement of failing incisor (front) teeth. There are instances where patients are referred to us with moderate to severe bone loss and as a result, gum loss, around one or more of their teeth. A technique is utilised called ‘extrusion’, where using orthodontic forces, the tooth is pulled down (or up!) and in doing so, brings the supporting bone and gum tissue with it. This effectively acts as ‘grafting’ prior to removing this tooth, and means we replace less bone or gum tissue at the time of surgery!
Orthodontics can also help give your restorative treatment the best long-term prognosis. Those patients with deep overbites or poor occlusal or ‘bite’ relationships, can cause ongoing damage and wear to not only their own teeth, but any treatment undertaken by Dr Dunn. As well, by reducing the crowding and lapping of teeth, it contributes to easier hygiene maintenance, reducing plaque and tartar build-up, and allowing easier flossing or cleaning between the teeth. Our goal is to give you a beautiful smile for life, with minimal ongoing maintenance or treatment needs, and orthodontics can help you achieve that!
Solutions for orthodontic procedures include invisible braces and ceramic braces in Sydney.
It is important to note, however, that orthodontics has come a long way since the traditional braces of the past. This typically involved metal brackets and metal wires that were quite obvious and aesthetically impacting. Now, for those patients who are suitable for, or choose fixed orthodontics (bonded brackets and wires), these can be clear, ceramic brackets, with a thin white wire.
Alternatively, there is also the option of straightening teeth with a series of clear, removable aligners that move the teeth sequentially over time. There are numerous pros and cons to this type of orthodontic treatment – so don’t hesitate to discuss this further with Dr Dunn of one of our helpful staff!
Why Should You Choose MSC For Orthodontic Treatment?
We strive to bring you the best possible result.
At The Macquarie Street Centre, we take pride in treating patients holistically. Thus, orthodontics and tooth/jaw position is a critical factor for any patient undertaking complex reconstructive treatment and shouldn’t be overlooked. Dr Dunn works closely with the treating orthodontist to establish the ideal result based on any future treatment needs, or indeed, we can undertake this treatment at our practice should your case be suitable.
Even for those patients who do not require further restorative treatment, the care and attention given by Dr Dunn throughout orthodontic treatment, ensures only the best possible outcome – particularly when you consider that orthodontics can in some instances take 12-18 months+ , you want to ensure the final result is as good as it can possibly be!
Convenient Sydney CBD city location.
We also have a fantastic central location which is easily accessible by Martin Place or Circular Quay train stations meaning that visits required for orthodontic treatment as easy to fit into our busy lives! For all treatment related to orthodontics Sydney CBD visit our practice for effective treatment plans and results.
We provide flexible payment options to make your orthodontic treatment more affordable.
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment can be a significant cost – however, there is a benefit in that orthodontic treatment is completed over a period of time (generally 12-18months). Hence, the cost of this treatment can also be spread out over this period! If you require orthodontic treatment, your individualised plan and payment options can be discussed with our Practice Manager. Contact the Macquarie Street Centre team on (02) 9247 1394 for any enquiries.
- Invisalign is available as your orthodontic treatment option here at the Macquarie Street Centre.
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