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General Treatment

More than half of Australians aren’t happy with their smiles, which might be why so many are turning to orthodontic treatments. Orthodontic treatment such as braces can fix a bad bite or crooked teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Why do I need braces?

There are several reasons someone might need braces, including:

  • Genetics
  • Prolonged childhood habits, such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting, which can lead to misaligned teeth
  • Natural shifting, which can be caused by tooth loss or age

Good candidates for braces include children, teens and adults who have:

  • Crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth
  • Underbites and overbites
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overspaced or gapped teeth
  • Realigned teeth or shifting teeth due to veneers, crowns or implants
  • Facial or jaw asymmetry

I’m an adult. What kind of orthodontic treatments are available for me?

For adults, the idea of metal braces might be off-putting. We understand. Metal braces aren’t exactly subtle, and they can affect your social or professional life. At Oasis Orthodontics, we use the latest technology and treatments so that we can provide you with a wide range of discreet options. We’re sure that you can find one that fits your life and smile comfortably.

Some of our popular options include:

  • Clear aligners
  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual braces

What about my lifestyle? Don’t braces mean a big adjustment?

Braces do require a bit of an adjustment. After all, you’ll have something that’s attached to your teeth all the time.

Some changes include:

  • Dental hygiene, which can involve a few extra steps to keep your teeth and braces clean and healthy
  • Diet because some foods just don’t mix with braces, including hard lollies, sticky caramels and crusty bread
  • Some athletic activities, which might require a special mouthguard to protect your teeth and your lips

Are braces only for cosmetic purposes?

This is a common belief, but in fact, braces can have benefits that go far beyond your self-confidence. Benefits of braces include:

  • Improved dental health
  • Properly distributed bite pressure
  • Easier-to-clean teeth
  • Reduced pressure on the jaw joint
  • Greater smile satisfaction

Dr. Hopkins can help you decide if orthodontics is the right choice for you.

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Kingsley Orthodontics is now called Oasis Orthodontics. We are now operating in two locations: Clarkson and Kingsley.