Orthodontics is a specialist practice, geared towards the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of issues with teeth and jaw alignments, or as they are technically known, malocclusions. As a specialist discipline, orthodontists require another three years of university training to qualify, beyond their original degree in dentistry.
The methods employed by orthodontists in Australia are geared towards bringing the teeth and jaw in to proper alignment. There are a wealth of issues that can potentially impact one’s jaw and teeth, including:
Such issues, and a host of others that can present themselves, are treated by Newcastle orthodontists in a variety of ways, with dental braces, aligners, retainers, headgear, and functional appliances. Each of these is fitted individually by your practitioner, and each one has it’s own timeline for the proper treatment. This timeline for dental braces in Newcastle varies, and is dictated by the age of the patient, as adults take more time than children.
By the end of your treatment, you are left with even, beautiful teeth that add greatly to your overall appearance. But the advantages don’t stop there. Straight and even teeth provide a boost to you overall health – they are easier to clean and maintain. This treatment can also provide a boost to one’s self-confidence, something that young people can benefit from, as it encourages them to step outside of their comfort zones.
Highly experienced in providing Newcastle with orthodontic care, bringing a love for his craft, Dr Stephan can diagnose any ailment and plan your treatment for success. He brings a variety of treatment options and a friendly experience for patients of all ages. For more information, contact Newcastle Dental today and get started!
The stately city of Newcastle sits in the east of New South Wales, on the coast of the Tasman Sea, and at the mouth of the Hunter River. Known originally as a city based around primary industry, Newcastle has evolved in to a diverse and lively city, featuring a thriving arts and sports scene.