The goal in orthodontics is to create an attractive smile that looks right in the persons face.
Technical details such as straightening the teeth, good tooth meshing in harmony with the jaw joints and muscles and no tipped over teeth are all elements of a skilled dentist’s orthodontic post-treatment result. To achieve this, a thorough diagnostic phase is needed to work out the best way to achieve an ideal outcome. Issues such as skeletal resistance to tooth movement (i.e.your bones are not in an ideal position) can be predicted by computer modelling called a Visual Treatment Objective. The alternatives to avoid tipped back teeth and a gummy smile can be discussed before we start treatment.
In treatment, we use various appliances depending on the problems present. Early age treatment for skeletal problems is often indicated to avoid the need for facial surgery in later life. Sleep disorders are also being linked to poor facial harmony. We can help with this.
We use the Progressive Orthodontics IP system of braces. This is possibly the most advanced system in use today which we think gives better outcomes and faster treatment times.
PowerProx Six Month Braces is a treatment method new to Australia. It is suited to an adult/non growing patients who are unhappy with their smile. It is quicker and cheaper than conventional orthodontics. It is an alternative to expensive tooth veneering and less damaging to your teeth long term. It is quicker and more accurate than Invisalign at a fraction of the cost. Adults tend to look down this path to correct small relapses of past orthodontic treatment, to provide corrective treatment prior to other dental treatment and another reason is to have treatment that the patient wished that they could’ve has as a child. Call us for a free consultation.
Dr. Karine Costa Lima is a General Dentist and will eventually take over Dr Stock’s orthodontic cases when he retires.
GP orthodontics offers the advantage that one dentist can treat difficult cases, aligning the teeth, doing the root canals, doing the crowns and replacing missing teeth all in one location.
Annual update courses are attended by Dr Karine and Dr Stock to ensure that knowledge is kept current.
- Myofunctional therapy (No Braces method)
- Sequential Aligners ( invisible braces)
- Lingual Braces (behind the teeth)
- Functional Appliances (growth modification)
- Braces using the POS IP appliance (a very advanced system)
- Straight teeth in 6 months (a.k.a. a rapid smile) alignment using tooth coloured brackets
- Skeletal anchorage for difficult cases