Early interceptive orthodontics

Orthodontics is having a great movement towards looking at the whole face instead of just the teeth. Forward thinking orthodontists and dentists are quickly realising that if we can encourage growth in the jaws at a very young age, that can reduce the need for orthodontic intervention further down the track. These improvements to the childs jaws can also impact their quality of life. By developing the jaws correctly and opening up the airways, we can allowing more oxygen to reach the brain at these crucial years of development reducing issues such as bed wetting, snoring, ADHD and even increasing the IQ of a child in some cases.

When should we bring our child to see you?

The perfect age for us to see your child is 7. This is normally when the adult front teeth and molars have erupted through. This gives us an idea of how much space your childs mouth has, and what skeletal discrepancies there are, before the all important growth spurt begins. We can intercept any growth or development issues to prepare to mouth to fully accept all the teeth, usually preventing the need for teeth extraction. There are certain cases in which tooth extraction may still be necessary.

If my child is younger than 7, what can I do now?

We would still love to see your child, even if they are younger than 7. We can encourage good habits, such as nose breathing and correct tongue posture during swallowing/speech, whilst also helping to break bad habits such as thumb sucking and bottle/pacifiers.

Call us today on 02 9518 9803 for your free orthodontic consultation

 

Damon Braces

The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it's a whole new way of treating patients. Traditional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

 

SPEED braces

SPEED Braces have revolutionised orthodontics by eliminating the need for the elastics that traditional braces require to straighten teeth. Instead, SPEED Braces use an energy-storing component called a 'Spring Clip' to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces. The Spring Clip is 'programmed' by your orthodontist when SPEED Braces are placed on your teeth. The Spring Clip, made of a 'Super-Elastic' space age material, then follows the programmed instructions by applying a light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position. Only SPEED Braces contain a 'Super-Elastic' Spring Clip. The result is greater comfort, and potentially fewer appointments and more 'SPEEDy' treatment. SPEED Braces are small; typically 1/3 smaller than traditional braces, and they look great! SPEED's small footprint results in less food trapping, so good oral hygiene is easier to maintain throughout your treatment.

 

Fastbraces

Unlike other cosmetic systems that tip and tilt the teeth, Fastbraces treats the cause of the crowding/spacing and straightens all the roots to create a beautiful, stable smile that is less likely to relapse over time.

The Fastbraces Technology patented bracket design uses unique, triangular shaped braces that allow for the use of just one super-elastic nickel-titanium wire during the treatment process. This new technology works on an entirely different mechanical principle altogether than traditional braces. Historically, old braces would move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth in the second year. 

Fastbraces moves the root and crown from day one, meaning quicker treatment times for patients, (from 5 months*) more comfort, and with new Fastbraces Clear, a nearly invisible way to create the perfect smile.

Book your free consultation today with Dr Richard Tippett to see if this treatment is suitable for you.

 

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable aligner to help you straighten mild misalignments from only 6 weeks*!

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for minor crowding or protrusion of the front 4 teeth with proven fast results.

Most cases are completed in 6-18 weeks, and because it is removable, it can fit in seamlessly with your lifestyle.

This is an incredibly popular treatment as it is the most cost effective solution for orthodontic relapse, or patients that are time poor, have always wanted to straighten their teeth but really don't want to go ahead with full a course of braces or invisalign.

Book your free consultation today with Dr Richard Tippett to see if this treatment is suitable for you.

 

 

 

Invisalign

Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dentist..

What's more, a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology's unique ClinCheck® software shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

This is an amazing breakthrough in orthodontics, meaning patients can have beautiful straight teeth without the need for traditional brackets.

Invisalign is ideal for patients of all ages.

Book your free consultation today with Dr Richard Tippett to see if this treatment is suitable for you.