Leading Orthodontic in Mackay
If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment in Moranbah & Marian, Mackay, Australia, our team would love to help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams. Our clear aligners, or non-extraction orthodontics, we’re here to provide the treatment that best suits your needs.
We’re devoted to providing quality, state-of-the-art orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults.
Our services include orthodontic screenings for children and adults, clear aligners, digital dental impressions, dental monitoring, and non-extraction orthodontics.
Orthodontic screenings for kids
Preventive treatment is critical for your child’s long-term oral health. The Australian Society of Orthodontics recommends children receive their first orthodontic screening before the age of 8.
An early orthodontic screening doesn’t mean we’re outfitting your eight-year-old with braces. Only a small number (about 10%) of children need any actual intervention at a very early age.
In our initial meeting, we’ll evaluate your child’s face, jaws, mouth, and teeth and look for any potential spacing or bite-related issues.
Early screening allows us to detect any potential issues with your child’s facial and jaw growth. We’ll also take a look at their permanent teeth development and location. Treatment for young children can prevent serious long-term issues, and significantly reduce the amount of intervention needed once all permanent teeth are in place.
Early detection can also prevent front tooth problems, and gum issues and avoid premature wear of baby teeth.
Orthodontic screenings for adults
Whether you had orthodontic treatment as a child and you’re ready to make some adjustments, or you’re pursuing treatment for the first time, we’re here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
In your initial orthodontic screening, we’ll discuss your smile goals and create a plan for achieving your new smile. Unless you have a recent set on file, we’ll take X-rays and discuss any of your specific orthodontic needs. From here, we’ll create a plan for giving you the smile of your dreams.
Orthodontic services we offer
You have several options at our practice when it comes to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite. In our consultation, we’ll discuss which options best fit your needs.
Our practice offers braces for children and adults. Most patients wear braces for about 12-24 months, depending on their bite and the position of their teeth. Braces move teeth through a series of brackets bonded to your teeth and guided by wires. The wires are changed at each visit – gently bringing your teeth closer to their ideal position.
Our state-of-the-art digital impressions and dental monitoring make wearing braces an easier, more comfortable process than traditional treatment methods.
As a Platinum Invisalign Provider, we’re proud to provide Invisalign clear aligners for patients here in Moranbah, Nebo, Marian, and Mackay.
A modern approach to teeth straightening, Invisalign treatment involves straightening teeth through a series of clear plastic aligners. Invisalign aligners are barely detectable making them a discreet alternative to traditional braces. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you’re free from food restrictions and can follow your regular oral hygiene practices. No need for a long list of off-limits food or tedious cleaning processes every night.
Spark Aligners are made with TruGEN™, the latest innovation in clear aligner material. Spark’s nearly invisible aligners are clearer, more comfortable, and stain less than the leading aligner brand. They are also more affordable and can generate more effective, quicker tooth movement during treatment. We are Platinum providers of Spark Aligners.
If you’ve had orthodontic work in the past, you may well know the discomfort of making dental impressions. Say “farewell” to the old-school impression trays that often cause patients to gag. Using the latest digital technology, we’re able to scan your mouth and take digital impressions of your teeth prior to treatment. The future of dental imaging is here and we think you’ll really like it.
Thanks to the latest dental monitoring technology, we can monitor your orthodontic progress via your smartphone. Simply take pictures of your smile on a regular basis and send them to DentalCareXtra. Our dentists will keep an eye on treatment progress and post-treatment stability. This allows you to receive the most thorough care without extra office visits.
Are you interested in straightening your teeth, but worried about the possibility of tooth extractions?
Here at DentalCareXtra, we are dedicated to providing non-extraction orthodontics for our patients. Many orthodontic patients are worried about the possibility of tooth extractions when dealing with tooth crowding.
Many patients worry they have too many teeth, or their teeth are too big for their jaw. While many opt to have teeth extracted during their orthodontic treatment, this is often not necessary.
With non-extraction orthodontics, we widen your jaw and allow your mouth to accommodate your full set of permanent teeth. In traditional extraction orthodontics, the four bicuspid teeth are often removed to alleviate overcrowding and correct buck teeth. The teeth are then corrected with braces and dental appliances.
Non-extraction orthodontics uses dental devices to make room for all your teeth. By extending your dental curve, we make room for all teeth – resulting in a wider, more attractive smile.
There are many benefits to maintaining your full set of teeth.
Here are just a handful of the benefits of non-extraction orthodontics:
Less time wearing braces
Since you’re not filling in spaces left by missing teeth, your time wearing braces is often significantly shorter.
Fewer potential long-term issues
By keeping your teeth, we can help you can prevent some long-term issues sometimes faced following tooth extractions. You have a reduced risk of many dental issues including TMJ, bone deterioration, and gum recession. Retaining your teeth also improves your neck and jaw posture more easily. In some cases, tooth removal could also lead to premature facial aging.
Relief from some breathing issues
Because non-extraction orthodontics widens your dental plate, your tongue has more room in your mouth. When your tongue doesn’t have enough space, it can potentially block your airway – causing breathing issues such as sleep apnea. Providing more space for your tongue alleviates or prevents some breathing issues such as sleep apnea.
Correct jaw alignment and posture
Poor jaw alignment can lead to various painful issues including headaches, jaw pain, and TMJ. Retaining your teeth helps your jaw achieve and maintain proper alignment and avoid many painful issues.
Non-extraction orthodontics allows you to keep all your teeth while avoiding the inconvenience and potential long-term issues associated with tooth extractions.
If you’re ready to see the smile you’ve always wanted in the mirror, give us a call today. We’d love to help you find an affordable, state-of-the-art option for your orthodontic needs.
We love to see you smile with our Teeth Straightening Options
Here at DentalCareXtra, our patients’ general dental care and their specialist orthodontic needs are met in one convenient location. If you have crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite (an underbite or overbite), there are a variety of treatments that can help straighten teeth, including clear aligners and retainers.
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Here at DentalCareXtra, our team will ask questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, take impressions of your teeth, take photos of your face and teeth, and take Intraoral scans of your teeth. An appropriate treatment plan is made based on the analysis of the gathered information.
In some cases, a removable invisible retainer will be all that’s necessary instead of a ceramic option. In other rare cases (especially when there is an extreme overbite or underbite), surgery may be necessary.
Our Teeth Straightening Services