Crooked, overlapping, or misaligned teeth can cause noticeable issues. Orthodontic treatment can therefore improve the appearance of your smile, but the differences aren’t just in how you look! Orthodontics can also improve the overall function and health of your teeth, possibly even preventing future problems down the track.
Straightening your teeth can make them easier to care for, which can help prevent a variety of issues like tooth decay or gum disease. It can also minimise (or altogether eliminate) certain speaking problems and jaw pain.
Because there are many different alignment problems, experienced by many different patients with varying budgets and goals, we aim to provide a large variety of orthodontic treatment options.
Optimal treatment will be different for those of us who are still growing. That’s why we differentiate kids’ orthodontics and like to start early, helping your little ones avoid any problems that might stem from a misaligned bite.
Treatment for adolescents usually starts after all the adult teeth have come through, around ages 11 to 13 (although this can vary). First, we’ll assess the adolescent and then discuss with both parent and child the most appropriate treatment. This will be a chance for both the adolescent and the guardian to ask questions, address concerns, and work with us to build the best treatment plan for you. For many patients, treatment typically involves fixed braces, but it will depend on your child’s personal needs.
ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS
Whether your problem started at childhood or have only recently developed, we can help you find the right treatment for straightening your smile.
Less noticeable appliances and treatments tend to be more popular with adults. For this purpose, we have options like invisalign®, which use a gentle pressure to guide your teeth into their correct position. These are clear and removable, making them a subtle and convenient means of straightening your teeth.
Another option is ceramic fixed braces, which are translucent and blend with your natural tooth. Whatever your budget or goals, call today for an assessment – we’ll help you understand all of your options and how to get the smile you want!
If you’re looking to reduce staining, discolouration, or simply want to brighten your smile, teeth whitening could be for you. Teeth whitening may not be right for a few patients, or you may need to take certain precautions when whitening your smile. Consequently, it’s best to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined beforehand, in order to facilitate the whitening procedure and prevent any problems that might arise from an incorrectly-applied treatment.
We have two main treatment types for tooth whitening: take home kits and in-chair whitening. Some patients may benefit from a combination of both. Click here to read more in-depth information about our whitening procedures, cost, and timeframes.
Porcelain Bridges and Crowns
When you need restorative treatment but don’t want to sacrifice the look of your smile, porcelain can create a natural, aesthetic appearance. This means that porcelain crowns and bonds can greatly improve your smile! Porcelain crowns are bonded to one of your teeth in order to improve both look and functionality. Crowns can be fitted to the remnants of almost any prepared tooth and restore the appearance of broken or discoloured teeth.
Some patients need a bridge, which can replace a missing tooth, usually attached to one or two nearby crowns.
Are you looking to correct teeth that are chipped, gapped, worn, or crooked? Veneers may be a solution. Custom-crafted for each patient, they’re a thin facing that is bonded permanently to front of a patient’s teeth in order to improve the colour and shape of the tooth. They’re usually either porcelain or composite resin. Veneers can dramatically change your smile and are generally very durable.
Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Treatment Photos
Patient was not happy with the gaps between her teeth and her existing old crowns. She was in desperate need for a new smile. Dr Morse placed four porcelain crowns and two porcelain veneers on the upper front teeth. He also placed two porcelain veneers on the lower middle front teeth.
Our Lovely patient is very happy with the results and now can’t stop smiling.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Teeth that are heavily filled with silver fillings are at a higher risk of fracturing. However, porcelain inlays and onlays can rebuild a patient’s back teeth, increasing long-term strength. They help preserve the remaining tooth structure and can mean a wider, more uniform smile.
In the past, dentists typically used dark, metal alloy restorations for dental fillings. At Robina Town Dental, we may replace old fillings that have broken down with new, more durable, tooth-coloured fillings. However, some patients may simply want tooth-coloured restorations to improve the aesthetics of their smile. We’re happy to meet with patients and discuss the suitability of this treatment in each individual case.
Missing teeth don’t necessarily have to mean gaps in your smile or wearing dentures. With modern technology, dental implants act as an artificial tooth root, firmly fastened onto a crown that sits on top as a replacement tooth. The material in a dental implant is compatible with the organic tissues in your mouth, allowing it to fuse with your jawbone and create a long-term, secure, natural-looking permanent tooth replacement.
Some patients may feel their smile is too “gummy,” in which case a gum lift may be suitable. This is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that trims away unwanted or unnecessary gum tissue, giving you a more balanced smile. Speak with us to see if a gum lift is appropriate in your circumstances.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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