Victoria Street Dental are your Richmond orthodontic dentists. We make getting the orthodontic care you need easy, guiding you through the process to achieve great results. Orthodontic treatment is incredibly important for children who are still growing and developing. It’s why we take a personalised approach, taking into account proportions, facial symmetry and function to get your smile into shape. Our experienced dentists can provide you with a comprehensive and personalised orthodontics solution. Book a check-up today and let the team at Victoria Street Dental take care of your teeth!
Dental Crowding and Malocclusion
Two of the biggest reasons to get orthodontics are dental crowding and malocclusion. Both of these conditions relate to the improper positioning of your teeth, where they may be pushing each other out of position or formed incorrectly in the first place. It can make it uncomfortable to chew, among other problems.
The cause of dental crowding and malocclusion is often not dentally related, more times than not there is an underlying functional issue which causes soft tissue malpositioning; this in turn can cause unwanted pressure on the dental arches causing malocclusion and crowding. Our dentists can provide treatment for dental crowding and malocclusion.
Early orthodontic treatment is also known as Interceptive Orthodontic. At a young age teeth, jaw and facial tissues are still developing, meaning certain conditions, such as crowding or functional issues, can be easier to address and corrected. It may be possible to help teeth to erupt (emerge through the gums) into better positions using braces alternatives. It is common, for example, for the dental arch to be too small to fit all of the teeth. A few decades ago, the solution for crowding was almost always to extract some of the permanent teeth to make space. Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s face and jaw is still developing.
Interceptive Orthodontic may also be useful when the dental arches and jaws are not in the correct position. Functional appliances such as the Myobrace may fix or improve these problems. It’s a treatment option that combines the best features and benefits of removable and fixed devices.
For children aged 5 – 15 Myobrace is a fantastic option for correcting malpositioned teeth. This innovative solution focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth before orthodontic treatment is required. By taking advantage of natural growth we can guide your child’s teeth as they grow to prevent issues from getting worse. Ask about Myobrace for your child today.
Invisalign uses clear and convenient aligners that straighten your teeth over time. No wires, no semi-permanent fixtures and no restrictions. It’s one of the most popular orthodontic options available. Click here to find out more.
Our Richmond Orthodontics Team
Our dental team here at Victoria Street Dental have extensive experience providing orthodontic treatment. We can assess your needs and provide you with a personalised solution to give you the best possible results. Orthodontics isn’t just about making your smile look great. We can improve airway function, positioning of the jaw, tongue and soft tissue surrounding the mouth, correcting many underlying issues. Talk to our friendly team today for more information on our services.
Book an Appointment Today
Early treatment is best for kids between 4 ~ 12 years old. Call our Richmond orthodontics team today to schedule your 45 minutes initial consultation to find out if your child needs Interceptive or ongoing Orthodontic treatment.
Please note: radiographs, photographs and models may be required for full analysis and treatment planning. If your child needs treatment, your dentist will be able to discuss them with you in more detail.