We offer all orthodontic services

Orthodontics helps with teeth straightening which not only improves appearance but, also improves function. Traditional Braces are metal braces, you can these days even opt for clear braces (which are made of tough ceramic)  

Other Orthodontic appliances can be used either preceeding or together with braces like arch expanders, functional and orthopaedic appliances, removable orthodontic plates,

We offer all orthodontic services as well as sequential clear plastic aligners 

Invisalign /Clear correct Aligners — an alternative to traditional braces for adults, serial aligners are being used by an increasing number of orthodontists to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.

Orthodontic treatment is not a quick fix. Your care often starts with a thorough examination of the teeth and mouth, and study of dental records such as x-rays, photos and models of the teeth. From this detailed information a customised treatment plan is made.Orthodontic treatment can yield life-enhancing results: better function (biting, chewing, speaking), improved appearance and increased self-esteem. 

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.

Common Terms

Overbite, sometimes called “buck teeth” – Where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth

Underbite – A “bulldog” appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back

Crossbite – When the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally

Open bite – Space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together

Misplaced midline – When the centre of your upper front teeth does not line up with the centre of your lower front teeth

Spacing – Gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth

Crowding – When there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate

Protect your smile & your health

Make an appointment for a dental exam today! We welcome all new patients to Baxter Dental Surgery, where most major forms of dental insurance are also accepted.

We are a proud member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)


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