Orthodontics is the treatment of teeth and jaws that are not in alignment. Orthopedists focus on correcting issues like misalignment, crooked or crowded teeth to help their patients maintain healthy gums as well confidence with a beautiful smile!
Orthodontic appliances like clear plastic aligners (commonly known as Invisalign), metal brackets, or lingual braces, work by slowly and constantly moving teeth into a proper position until they are aligned. Conventional braces can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic, and some are practically invisible. In some cases, seeing an orthodontist for preventative diagnosis and care can help avoid more costly dental procedures later.
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Start a virtual consultation today or schedule an in-person appointment at Perth clinic. Your first free appointment includes recommendations for orthodontic treatment.
At Andrews Orthodontics, each patient deserves special attention throughout the process. In order to achieve their best results and experience possible Dr. James will work with you one on one from start-to-finish in developing an individual plan just for YOU!
We are an innovative and cutting-edge practice that utilises the latest technology in 3D printing to fabricate high-precision orthodontic personalised care. No more dreaded gooey plaster or hours spent biting on pastries!
Dr. James will take a quick and comfortable digital scan of your mouth to evaluate the position and bite. Then, Dr. James will review all this information, discuss any of your concerns and lifestyle in order for him to devise an effective treatment plan that’s going to make you very happy!
After you finish with your orthodontic care and your teeth are straight, you will receive a clear, removable, plastic appliance called a retainer. You will wear these retainers full time in the beginning, and later you may only wear them at night. This ensures your teeth stay in their ideal position, maintaining the perfect smile you worked so hard to achieve.
Everyone should wear a mouthguard whilst enjoying contact and non-contact sports activities to defend their teeth and gums from injury. Mouthguards can provide safety and assist keep away from luxurious dental treatment associated with injuries.
Orthodontists are experts in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of facial abnormalities and other oral problems. Several treatment options are available here to correct bite, crooked teeth, and jaw alignment. Orthodontists receive additional training after completing dentistry. When going for orthodontic treatment with braces, you need to make sure that you are treated by an orthodontist. Usually, orthodontists perform treatment to straighten teeth, they can also help correct misaligned bite and treat painful bite. Just have an assessment by fixing an appointment to the Orthodontist, you can know in more detail the treatment done to you by the Orthodontist.
When your braces are first put on, you may not feel any discomfort, but as time headway you may feel some sensitivity of the teeth and discomfort of the cheeks and gums. We recommend you take the medication that you would normally take for a headache, but stay away from antiinflammatory drugs as these effect the rate of movement of your teeth.
Some people be afflicted by mouth ulcers if the braces are rubbing on the inside of your cheek. A mouth rinse, such as Difflam C ®, may help to ease the discomfort, and Kenalog in Orobase® is useful to protect the tissues of the cheeks, but is hard to apply. If you have feel that your braces are rubbing, apply dental wax to any areas of the braces which are causing discomfort, and let us know at your next appointment.
For the first few days, you should have a simple diet of soft foods. After a few days, you may become more adventurous, but during treatment you won’t need to change your diet too much. Just make sure to avoid foods and drinks like gum and gum, lollipops, caramel, and hard things like raw carrot sticks, hard crackers, corn on the cob, and ice cubes. Make sure you don’t chew on pens, pencils, or fingernails either. During your wellness appointment, we’ll give you a list of foods to avoid.
It depends on the severity of your orthodontic needs and the equipment we need to use to straighten your teeth. At Grade 1 Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment is an investment. That’s why we offer competitive treatment rates and interest-free payment plans to help keep your orthodontic treatment costs affordable.
You will need regular appointments to adjust your braces. Appointment intervals are preferably between six and 12 weeks. Please ensure you arrive on time for your appointments. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we might have to reschedule your appointment.
Yes, although braces will make it a little more difficult to play. If you do have any difficulties, please reach us or hygienists for advice.
Yes. It is important that you still visit your dentist/periodontist every six months for checkups. Some patients will require more regular visits.
Yes, we do. In fact, we have treated so many patients using Invisalign®.
Yes Invisalign® is, and in some cases it can get better results than traditional treatment of metal braces. It has certainly revolutionised the orthodontic treatment industry!
Is not! No one is too old to wear braces. At James Andrews, we treat more adult patients than children and achieve excellent results for each patient.
Yes we do. We encourage all parents to bring their child in for an early orthodontic consultation. This enables us to take a proactive approach to their care and make a best plan for any orthodontic treatment they may need in the future.
Yes it is, and at James Andrews we abide with all oral health rules and regulations. All our equipment is sterilised and the clinic environment is kept with hygiene so you don’t have to worry about your health.