Orthodontics | Dentist Ferntree Gully and Knox City At Lightwood Dental, we offer modern orthodontic options that can effectively address a wide range of bite and malocclusion cases in both children and adults. Our orthodontic treatments range from space maintainers to Orthotropics and clear aligners.

The five goals of orthodontic treatments are:

  • Facial aesthetics
  • Dental aesthetics
  • Functional occlusion
  • Periodontal health
  • Stability

Find out which orthodontic treatment at Lightwood Dental is best for you.

Our Orthodontic Options

Space maintainers

As the name implies, the treatment helps “hold space” for permanent teeth to prevent them from erupting into the space from which a primary tooth has been prematurely lost. Space maintainers can be fixed or removable. The appliance is custom-made in acrylic or metal material.

Orthotropics cranial growth guidance

Orthotropics is the science of influencing the direction of facial growth. It is an early prevention and non-surgical orthodontic method that involves no headgear or extractions. The treatment involves wearing a discrete brace and Oral Myology training (exercises for correcting muscle function and swallowing). The method aims to treat the face rather than just teeth, to create a well-balanced, beautiful face with all 32 permanent teeth present and well aligned.

Invisalign and ClearCorrect

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are revolutionary orthodontic treatments that use a series of clear, smooth, BPA-free aligners that are custom made to fit your teeth perfectly. The aligners are worn 22 hours per day and can be removed only when eating or performing dental hygiene. Clear aligners are excellent choices for teens and adults who have minor to moderate bite and misalignment issues.

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Myobrace straightens teeth and jaws without using braces. Using a series of removable dental appliance, the Myobrace is worn for only 1 to 2 hours each day, overnight, while sleeping. Myobrace uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques and intermittent forces to address poor dental habits that are the real root cause of crooked teeth.

Damon self-ligating metal and ceramic braces

Unlike traditional braces that need to be tightened or adjusted regularly, Damon braces are self-ligating appliances that use a slide mechanism involving light high-technology shape-memory wires to move teeth faster as they realign without tightening. Damon braces are more aesthetically pleasing and provide less pressure on teeth than traditional braces.

Orthodontics and You

Lightwood dental gives you more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing orthodontic options to help you achieve the stunning smile you deserve. We stay current with the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, and this allows us to provide you with options beyond just traditional braces.

To find out if you or your child is a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, schedule your orthodontic consultation at Lightwood Dental in Ferntree Gully.

Call us on (03) 9758 2099 or book your appointment online today!

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