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Orthodontic Treatment in Pakenham

There’s no best time for orthodontic treatment, as dental issues can emerge at different times over a person’s life. This means orthodontics in Pakenham could be necessary whether the patient is a child, teenager or adult. Although orthodontics are usually recommended once all permanent teeth are present, in some cases where there are obvious problems, orthodontics for children may be required to prevent potential future complications and enable the normal growth and development of the teeth and jaws.

What Types of Orthodontic Treatment Are Available?

There are several different types of orthodontic treatments available to specifically treat the exact problem you may be experiencing, including traditional braces and clear removable aligners. Information about each is provided below.

Traditional Braces

This type of orthodontic treatment is the most recommended for kids and teens. Traditional braces have evolved since the early days, with modern metal braces smaller and more comfortable than ever before due to being made from lighter weight materials.Traditional braces are made from high-grade stainless steel and have small metal brackets that are glued to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets are linked to each other with a thin wire. This wire is adjusted to gradually straighten your teeth and correct your bite. To connect the brackets to the wire, tiny elastics, also known as ligatures, are used. These elastics can be colourful to make braces fun and fashionable for kids.Traditional braces are a very effective and reliable treatment option. In comparison with other treatments, this is usually the most cost-effective option.

Clear Teeth Aligners

Clear teeth aligners are removable and clear aligners used to fix less severe orthodontic problems present in either teens or adults. At Pakenham Shine Dental, we offer clear aligners for patients seeking an invisible option for orthodontics. Unfortunately, clear aligners are not suitable for children, as a fully developed dentition is required for this treatment to work effectively. Each aligner resembles a mouthguard and is custom made to adapt to your teeth.