East Melbourne Orthodontics

We have been treating orthodontic patients in Melbourne with non metal orthodontic solutions for many years. Although these solutions are not suitable for everyone, they are a very convenient method of straightening your teeth if the option is available to you.

Both Inman Aligner orthodontics, Clear Correct and Invisalign orthodontics offer clear, simple options for straightening teeth. Invisalign, Clear Correct and Inman Aligner orthodontics are virtually invisible alternatives to metal braces, which use a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth towards their ideal position.

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Why would I need orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.

The technical term for these problems is malocclusion, which literally means bad bite. That is, the top and bottom rows of teeth are incorrectly aligned and affecting your speaking, biting and chewing habits. Malocclusion can also result in tooth decay as crowded or crooked teeth can be can be hard to clean. Abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces can lead to excess stress on the tooth, gum and jaw bone resulting in long term dental and facial issues.

There’s no doubt that our patients feel more confident with their new smiles once the orthodontic treatment is complete. But the benefit doesn’t end there as you will also have

  • Properly aligned teeth
  • Healthier gums
  • Easier cleanings
  • Decreased  risk of abnormal wear

What causes orthodontic problems?

Most orthodontic problems are inherited. Examples of these genetic problems are crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth and some jaw growth problems. Other malocclusions are acquired by thumb or finger-sucking, dental disease, accidents and the early or late loss of baby teeth.

Which method is best for me?

Only a dental examination from an orthodontist in Melbourne can determine which method will achieve the best results for your dental health. Both Inman Aligners and Invisalign work best in certain malocclusion situations and we will only recommend the course of action that we believe is best for you.