What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is aimed at diagnosing, preventing and treating problems associated with the growth and alignment of teeth and jaws within the overall facial structures of children and adults.
Orthodontic treatments can significantly:
- Improve the aesthetics of the teeth and face,
- Improve the ability to chew and speak,
- Improve the patient’s self-esteem, and
- Reduce the need for future dental treatment.
What’s involved in orthodontic treatment(s)
Orthodontic treatments may include the design and use of corrective orthodontic appliances such as:
- Functional appliances, and
With the aim of bringing the teeth, lips and jaws into improved alignment with the facial structures.
What’s the best age for orthodontic treatment(s)?
Patients with orthodontic needs can benefit from treatment at any age, every person is different and there is no one rule that fits all.
One thing that can be said for certain is that an early orthodontic evaluation will ultimately benefit the patient. The earlier that a need for orthodontic treatment is identified the earlier that a practitioner can start:
- Preventative treatment if applicable,
- Corrective treatment to avoid any further complications resulting from leaving the problems untreated for long.
How much would orthodontic treatment(s) cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on each individual’s situation and the type of treatment that they require.
A down payment of around 20 – 30% is due at the start of the treatment with equal monthly or fortnightly instalments for the next 6 or 12 months, or for the remaining length of the treatment.
Payment plans for orthodontic treatments are available at our dental practice in Fairfield, please ask our friendly staff about payments options during your next appointment.
Dr. Pedro Gonzalez and his team of dentists offer a wide range of Orthodontic treatment options for patients of all ages. They have extensive education and experience in this area to deliver the best results to you and your loved ones.
Give us a call today!