At Koo Wee Rup Dental Surgery, we provide the latest options when it comes to braces or other orthodontic treatments. Our goal is to provide our patients with beautiful, straight teeth that they are proud to show off.
We are the longest established orthodontists in Koo Wee Rup. As part of a dental check-up, our orthodontists can provide advice and options on how to straighten your teeth, or the teeth of your children.
When it comes to braces, we no longer use the metal type that grown-ups will remember from their school days. There are different styles of invisible braces, such as Invisalign, that we can recommend and fit when necessary.
Our orthodontists in Koo Wee Rup can provide a wide range of orthodontic treatments. This includes dental braces, functional appliances such as a dental plate, mini implants and surgical orthodontics.
Some of the reasons for visiting an orthodontist include:
- Correcting An Overbite
- Improving Tooth Spacing
- Filling Or Evening Out Tooth Gaps
- Straightening Teeth
- Solving Crowded Teeth Issues
Many adults may choose to have their teeth straightened, before a smile makeover or teeth whitening procedures.
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If you live in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs, there is no need to travel far to see an orthodontist. Many people searching for an orthodontist in Croydon even prefer to visit us, due to our experience and convenient location.
From your first orthodontist appointment at Koo Wee Rup Dental, you will be sure you have made the right choice.
Orthodontics and Braces FAQ’s
An Orthodontist at Koo Wee Rup Dental will first listen to your concerns about your teeth. We will then undertake a detailed clinical examination for you.
The purpose of this examination is to understand your needs and the condition of your teeth. We can then plan the course of orthodontic care necessary to address your needs. There is no obligation to continue.
On average, most children wear braces for between 1 and 3 years. However, this can vary greatly for each person depending on growth and how severe the problem is. The time braces are worn for, also depends on the cooperation of the patient. This can include how well they maintain their oral hygiene, consistency of wearing auxiliaries such as rubber bands as instructed, avoiding foods that damage braces, and by keeping up to date with all of their orthodontic appointments.
Normal orthodontic treatment times can vary. This will depend on the initial orthodontic problem. As mentioned above, the time spent wearing braces can be delayed if appointments are missed or other recommendations are not followed.
Younger patients with clear orthodontic problems can benefit from obtaining treatment at nearly any age. An ideal time for placement of braces is considered to be between 10 and 14 years of age. This is when baby teeth have probably fallen out and the adult teeth are coming through. This is also the period when the head and mouth are still growing. Teeth can more conducive to straightening at this time. However, braces can be fitted at any age from this time on.
Yes, you can still play sports that require a mouthguard if you are wearing braces. An orthodontist can fit a mouthguard that also accommodates your braces.