Treatment for Teenagers
We are pleased to offer orthodontic treatment for teenagers at our comfortable, friendly Brisbane practice.
We know that teenagers can be both self-conscious and take part in many activities, including school, friends, dating, sports, as well as many other extracurricular activities!
We can help you arrive at the orthodontic solution that fits your needs, ensuring our teenage patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles with the right orthodontic services designed around their active lifestyles.
There are several benefits to addressing orthodontic needs during the teen years rather than putting off treatment until later. These benefits often include:
- Flexible bones hence shortened treatment time
- Reduced need for tooth extraction
- The ability to preserve space for any teeth and provide room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Restored facial symmetry and aesthetics by stimulating jaw growth
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
Do you worry that you are too old to straighten your teeth?
Or, are you worried that your teeth and jaw shape is affecting your health?
Did you know that narrow jaw arches can cause breathing problems and sleep disorders?
It is never too late for you to receive orthodontic treatments! If you are unhappy with your personal appearance, Dr Sally Farhandi and her team can provide adult orthodontic care at Brisbane CBD to help you enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Approximately- 25% of orthodontic patients are now adults. You are never too old for orthodontics! At Excellence in Dentistry, we want you to know that a straight, healthy, beautiful smile is within your reach – no matter your age. Our dentist offers a number of orthodontic treatments and is happy to help you find the one that matches your personal needs and desires.
Early Child Orthodontics
When required Excellence in Dentistry provides early orthodontic care for children which helps monitor the growth and development of the teeth and jaw. Early evaluation helps to determine if, and when, your child will need orthodontic treatments.
The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven years, and we encourage you to bring your child to our Brisbane city dental practice to evaluate their need for such orthodontic treatment.
Early treatment can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious, saving you and your Child’s time and money.
Advantages of early orthodontic treatment
Because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting, we can address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
- Provide more room for crowded erupting teeth
- Preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Create facial symmetry by manipulating jaw growth
- Reduce the possible need for tooth extraction
- Reduce the overall treatment time
When you bring your child to our practice, our dentist will be able to determine whether treatment is needed and when it should begin. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will create a personalised treatment plan for optimal results. For more information and to set up your child’s orthodontic consultation at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today!
4 Common Orthodontic Care Questions
Orthodontics treatment can continue for a few months, so it is not uncommon to have questions or an occasional concern during your treatment, Should you experience an orthodontic emergency in Brisbane, Dr Sally and her team at Excellence in Dentistry are here to help you! We provide emergency orthodontic care to help restore your orthodontic health and repair your appliances.
If you experience an orthodontic emergency, such as a broken or lost appliance, we urge you to call our office as soon as possible. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled soon, please call us immediately to let us know that you need an appliance repaired. We will also be able to provide you with any needed instructions on what to do until you can come to our office to see our dentist.
If you find one of your bracket, attachment or wire is loosened, please call our practice immediately as the brackets may need to be refitted.
If you find you have to cut a wire in case of emergency, we recommend using fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilised in alcohol. You may also need to slide a bracket off at night or over a weekend before you are able to come to our office. Please call our office on the next business day so we can schedule an appointment for you.
Should a wire start irritating your cheeks or gums, you can move the wire away from the irritated area by using a cotton swab. If you are unable to move the wire, try to cover the end of it with a small piece of cotton or wax to help relieve the irritation. If the wire is still painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilised in alcohol. Please contact us should you need to cut the wire or if you cannot resolve the wire irritation for an appointment.
In the first week your braces are fitted or wearing your aligners and sometimes after routine adjustments, you may feel a little soreness or discomfort. This is normal and you do not need to worry about it. We would recommend a non-anti-inflammatory pain reliever if your teeth are sore after adjustment appointments.