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What is orthodontics? Is orthodontic treatment right for me?

1, Orthodontic Treatment

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is just for children and adolescents. But the truth is that everyone deserves an attractive and healthy smile—regardless of their age. At our Chester Hill, NSW practice, LN Dental Centre, we work with patients of all ages in providing orthodontic treatment.

2, What Is Orthodontics?

What Is Orthodontics?
Today’s orthodontic options are often combined with orthopaedics

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the straightening and aligning of teeth. The use of braces has traditionally been how teeth that were misaligned became straight. Today’s orthodontic options are often combined with orthopaedics, which focuses on correcting irregularities with the jaw and the bite, resulting in more streamlined treatment for position correction.

Orthodontic issues can occur because of genetics or environmental factors. Results after treatment can be dramatic, with both the aesthetics of the smile improved as well as oral health since effective brushing and flossing are easier with straight teeth.

At LN Dental Centre, orthodontics is often used as part of a multidiscipline approach with dental implants and gum treatment for more improved patient outcomes.
Periodontal and implant surgeries can be done in conjunction with braces to ensure optimal results.

3, Why Timing Is Crucial?

Orthodontic treatment today includes evaluation of young children because we can often prevent certain conditions from developing. Treating youngsters while they are still growing often means that we can avoid additional treatment when they are older. Some of the orthodontic and orthopaedic therapies and appliances we offer include:

  •  A trainer for kids. This appliance looks similar to a mouth guard and can help teeth grow in properly and correct habits such as tongue thrusting.
  •  The Myobrace. Wearing this appliance and performing myofunctional exercises can actually eliminate the need for braces because it can help correct many of the problems that lead to crooked teeth.
  • Individual Patient (IP) orthodontic appliances. These custom-made brackets from the United States are designed for each patient unique case, allowing for more efficient, precise teeth moving.

4, How Braces Work?

Braces and other orthodontic appliances straighten the teeth by applying gentle pressure to gradually move them into the desired position. Dr Nhan will create a customised treatment program that will describe how your treatment will proceed. Some patients will immediately get a full set of braces while others might proceed with orthodontic treatment in phases.
Some of the most common orthodontic corrections include the following conditions.

  • An overbite, when upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth
  • An underbite, when lower teeth jut out past the upper teeth
  • A crossbite, when the upper teeth meet inside the lower teeth
  •  Open bite, when upper and lower teeth don’t line up properly
  • The earlier we identify an orthodontic problem, the better, and we recommend that
    children receive an orthodontic assessment around the age of seven or eight.
  • Most patients can expect treatment to last anywhere from six to 30 months, depending
    on the severity of the orthodontic problem.

5, Is Orthodontic Treatment Right for Me?

Every patient has different needs for their smiles. We invite you to call us to arrange a consultation. Dr Nhan will conduct an assessment of your current oral health, talk to you about your smile goals and develop a treatment plan that incorporates the best course of action.

Orthodontic treatment – a straighter smile for every age

Orthodontics provides more than just a beautiful smile. When teeth are properly aligned, it often means a healthier smile that is easier to care for.We offer traditional braces in Chester Hill, NSW

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Orthodontic Treatment

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is just for children and adolescents. But the truth is that everyone deserves an attractive and healthy smile—regardless of their age.

At our Chester Hill, NSW practice, LN Dental Centre, we work with patients of all ages in providing orthodontic treatment.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the straightening and aligning of teeth. The use of braces has traditionally been how teeth that were misaligned became straight. Today’s orthodontic options are often combined with orthopaedics, which focuses on correcting irregularities with the jaw and the bite, resulting in more streamlined treatment for position correction.

Orthodontic issues can occur because of genetics or environmental factors. Results after treatment can be dramatic, with both the aesthetics of the smile improved as well as oral health since effective brushing and flossing are easier with straight teeth.

Why Timing Is Crucial

Orthodontic treatment today includes evaluation of young children because we can often prevent certain conditions from developing. Treating youngsters while they are still growing often means that we can avoid additional treatment when they are older.

Some of the orthodontic and orthopaedic therapies and appliances we offer include:

  • A trainer for kids. This appliance looks similar to a mouth guard and can help teeth grow in properly and correct habits such as tongue thrusting.
  • The Myobrace. Wearing this appliance and performing myofunctional exercises can actually eliminate the need for braces because it can help correct many of the problems that lead to crooked teeth.
  • Individual Patient (IP) orthodontic appliances. These custom-made brackets from the United States are designed for each patient’s unique case, allowing for more efficient, precise teeth moving.

How Braces Work

Braces and other orthodontic appliances straighten the teeth by applying gentle pressure to gradually move them into the desired position. Dr Nhan will create a customised treatment program that will describe how your treatment will proceed. Some patients will immediately get a full set of braces while others might proceed with orthodontic treatment in phases.

Some of the most common orthodontic corrections include the following conditions.

  • An overbite, when upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth
  • An underbite, when lower teeth jut out past the upper teeth
  • A crossbite, when the upper teeth meet inside the lower teeth
  • Open bite, when upper and lower teeth don’t line up properly

The earlier we identify an orthodontic problem, the better, and we recommend that children receive an orthodontic assessment around the age of seven or eight.

Most patients can expect treatment to last anywhere from six to 30 months, depending on the severity of the orthodontic problem.

Is Orthodontic Treatment Right for Me?

Every patient has different needs for their smiles. We invite you to call us to arrange a consultation. Dr Nhan will conduct an assessment of your current oral health, talk to you about your smile goals and develop a treatment plan that incorporates the best course of action.

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Benefits of clear aligner braces you might not have considered

Here are three benefits of clear aligner braces many patients may not have considered.

1, Gentler on Teeth and Gums

With a mouth full of wires and brackets, as with traditional braces, it’s easy for a stray wire or sharp edge to irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Clear aligner braces present none of these hazards since the aligner trays are made of smooth plastic that are comfortable to wear.

2, No Staining of Teeth

When dental appliances are glued to teeth, such as the brackets with traditional braces, some staining around the site is fairly routine. Because it is more difficult to clean around the brackets and wires, teeth are more susceptible to stains from common foods and drinks.

Clear aligners are not attached to teeth, so there is no risk of staining. In addition, because the aligners are removed for cleaning the teeth, flossing and brushing is just as routine as before you began treatment. It’s easier to keep teeth and gums healthy.

3, Fewer Trips to the Dentist

Patients who experience traditional orthodontics know about routine visits to the dentist for adjustments to keep treatment on track. With clear aligner braces, we provide our patients with a few sets of aligners and instructions on when to switch to a new set. This means that trips to our surgery are minimized, and when patients do need to come in for new aligners, visits are shorter since no manipulation is required.

4, Call Our Chester Hill, NSW Practice to Learn More About Clear Aligner Braces

If you are ready to begin your journey toward a straighter, healthier smile, we invite you to call LN Dental Centre to book a consult at

(02) 9644 1499 / Or book an appointment with us: https://lndentalchesterhill.com.au/book-appointment/

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Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Should my wisdom teeth be removed?

This is a very common question amongst our patients, and there is no simple answer. It depends on how severe and frequent your symptoms are, and how much these symptoms are affecting you.

There are only TWO reasons why we would remove wisdom teeth:

  1. Recurring infections due to a partially erupted wisdom tooth (this is because it would be almost impossible to clean!)
  2. Potential damage caused to healthy molar teeth from an erupting wisdom tooth (some wisdom teeth can grow horizontally)

The first step to see whether you need to have your wisdom tooth removed is to come in and have a scan. Once completed, our dentists can have a look inside and inform you on what would be best for you.

Children dentist and stories you must to know

1/ Baby teeth are still present, however adult teeth erupted right behind it, is it ok?

Adult teeth usually grow behind baby teeth as in the photo. If the adult teeth are close to the baby teeth, the baby teeth will be mobile. However if the adult teeth are far from the baby teeth, then the adult teeth will be firm.

Depend on the case, doctor may advise to have baby teeth removed. After removing the baby teeth, the adult teeth will shift back into right place in about 3-4 months. Please do not advise your child to push these teeth out with the tongue as it will cause open bite and spacing problem.

 

2/ Is it painful to have baby teeth removed?

Answer: The removal of baby teeth involves very little to no pain at all. Children are generally afraid of having baby teeth removed because they are unsure of the pain that is involved, the unfamiliar environment of a dental clinic, the needle itself or for first time patients, the dentist!

For that reason, we recommend parents take their children at an early age (generally from 3 yrs) to familiarise them with the dental environment. Parents should also prepare their children at home and explain in simple words what a dental visit involves. Most importantly, parents should always be honest about what their children can expect to happen when they receive treatment. By being honest, children have a slight understanding of what they can expect once they go visit the dentist.

LN DENTAL CENTRE – Chester Hill
(02) 9644 1499

Gum Disease Prevention: The Tips You’ve Never Heard Before

If you want a strong and successful oral health, you need to prevent gum disease. Now, the majority knows gum disease prevention begins with oral hygiene and regular dental visits. But did you know there are other ways you can prevent this smile-destroying disease? Well, it’s true. Dr. Eseoghene Okugbaye is happy to tell you all about them!

First, use a toothbrush that moves when you clean your smile. This can be anything like an electric toothbrush. However, it’s important that the toothbrush has been approved by the American Dental Association. A toothbrush like this can effectively remove plaque from your smile, which is a substance that promotes gum disease.

Second, chew gum regularly. This can help prevent the disease because it can help you produce saliva. When you produce saliva, harmful bacteria and particles will be washed away from your smile. So, make sure you chew gum when you can, but only chew sugar-free gum.

Third, get braces if you have crooked, misaligned teeth. This can help because crooked teeth typically create hard-to-clean areas of the mouth. Plaque gets trapped in these areas and start to irritate the gums. So, make sure to align the teeth so these areas will disappear.

Do you have any questions about how to prevent gum disease in Alvarado, Texas? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Alvarado Family Dentistry. All you need to do is call 888-635-6401 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers you need to be successful!

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How to clean your teeth with braces!

Don’t Let Plaque Win
Once teeth are straightened by braces, it is easier to reach plaque on and between your teeth. But while wearing braces, plaque and food particles have additional places to accumulate and become trapped. Use an Electric Toothbrush with an Ortho®brush head that’s specially designed to effectively and gently clean around braces.

Treat Your Gums Kindly
While wearing braces, you might consider using the sensitive mode of your Toothbrush. The sensitive mode oscillates at a lower speed for extra care and comfort along the gum line—and around the brackets and orthodontic wires.

Brush and Floss Like a Pro
Using an Electric Toothbrush makes this routine easy.
Get started. Remove elastics, bands, or removable parts of orthodontic appliances.
Clean your braces. Carefully clean around wires and pins.
Brush each wire. Move top to bottom, and all the way around upper and lower teeth.
Brush your teeth. Dental professionals recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice daily.

That means each quadrant of your mouth gets 30 seconds. Electric. As you’re brushing, make sure to clean all areas of the tooth. Some people find they get the best clean going tooth by tooth.

Floss once a day. Use waxed floss and thread it carefully under the main wire before passing between two teeth. Don’t snap it—simply move up and down gently, remove, and move on to the next pair of teeth. Use Oral-B Superfloss®, which is self-threading or regular floss with a floss threader to place above and below the orthodontic wire.
Rinse, and then check your teeth. Rinse thoroughly. Examine teeth and braces in the mirror, and remember to look for any remaining food particles.

Plan Regular Checkups
Seeing your dentist for checkups and adjustments is essential. He or she can repair broken pieces, answer general questions, and address any irregularities such as cavities or gingivitis. Your dental professional may recommend a fluoride treatment as a precaution.

Source: Oral B