Sunshine Coast Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects crooked teeth and jaws positioned incorrectly about one another. It has a beautiful, straight, natural smile and the best facial profile. Aside from the reduced aesthetic impact, crooked teeth are harder to keep clean and are thus more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Sometimes a poor bite can lead to headaches and problems with the jaw joint.

The best age to assess the orthodontic situation of a child is from 5 years onwards. Some conditions are best treated at a young age, but most fixed-bet orthodontic treatment (braces) happens once all adult teeth are through. If you call or visit us in Sippy Downs, we can offer more advice specific to you or your child’s teeth.

Reliable Orthodontics For Children And Adults On The Heart Of The Sunshine Coast

Dr. Doug Leishman completed a two-year post-graduate orthodontic program and treated children and adults. He has also completed the Invisalign and early intervention training courses. He will recommend the best early intervention and orthodontic treatment option for you after a comprehensive orthodontic assessment.

All our patients have their bites assessed routinely as part of the dental exam. You may like to know that we also offer all new patients a COMPLIMENTARY orthodontic assessment to discuss whether cosmetic dental treatment may be beneficial.

A Personalised Approach To Cosmetic Dentistry

At our Sunshine Coast dental practice, we take a bespoke approach to every case – replica models of your teeth are made and x-rays analyzed with the help of computer software to develop a personal orthodontic treatment plan just for you.

Interest-free financial arrangements for orthodontic treatment allow you to spread the cost if required.

Types of orthodontic treatments:

  • Traditional bracket – fixed bracket and wire braces
  • Invisalign Braces – a series of clear overlay templates, called aligners, generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems – your dentist will be happy to advise as to whether you may be a suitable candidate.
  • Early Intervention -treatment options.

Treatment time varies depending on age, patient compliance, and the severity of the condition – generally, it takes between 18 and 36 months. You will need to come in once a month for your brace to be adjusted or the next aligner fitted to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.

Looking For Qualified Orthodontic Care?

At Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we have over ten years of experience in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, from diagnosis to treatment. To schedule an appointment with one of our local Sunshine Coast orthodontic dentists, please contact our friendly team at (07) 5236 0652 for further information or advice from a dentist experienced with orthodontic treatments in Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast.