Orthodontic Treatment in Subiaco

A poor bite, also known as malocclusion, occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together correctly. At Subi Smilemakers, we understand how poor bite can be a concern. It could be due to aesthetic concerns, discomfort, or being prone to oral problems.

Generally speaking, there are 4 types of bad bites: open bite, underbite, overbite, and crossbite. Each has the potential to increase the risk of oral problems such as wearing down of the teeth, overstress, not chewing food properly or even damaging the teeth.

When you chew naturally, your teeth should come together effortlessly and comfortably. Consider your ‘bite’ to be the pieces of an engine that function to break down food. If one part begins to wear or break down, the others will soon follow.

At Subi Smilemakers, we have treatment options that will help you achieve beautiful and straight teeth. We offer effective orthodontic treatments to help you with the alignment of your teeth and a solution to poor bites or crowding. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, intervention, and treatment of issues relating to the growth and alignment of teeth and jaws that affect the overall facial structures.

Our Orthodontic Services

Subi Smilemakers provides various quality orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or SmileStyler clear aligners that can be tailored to give you a straighter smile.

We ensure that all patients receive a suitable treatment plan so you can smile confidently.
Orthodontic treatment can be a great investment to help you maintain oral health and enhance your aesthetic needs in the long run.

Dental braces

When we examine children of up to 9 years of age during their routine dental check-ups, we look for any abnormal growth or function of their jaws, or over-retained baby teeth. We also check if the child has any harmful habits, such as thumb-sucking, lip-biting, or use of a pacifier for an extended period of time.

The first phase of treatment involves a simple correction/breaking of these habits, and making sure that there is an adequate amount or jaw-space for the optimal eruption of permanent teeth. If we notice any skeletal discrepancies, we can refer the child to a specialist orthodontist for timely correction.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligner treatment progressively moves your teeth into position by using a series of smooth, clear plastic trays known as ‘aligners.’
These aligners are designed specifically for your teeth, ensuring a comfortable and successful treatment experience. Also, this option is perfect for individuals who prefer removable aligners and discreet appliances for their orthodontic treatment.

Why You Should Choose Subi Smilemakers in Subiaco for Orthodontic Treatment

At Subi Smilemakers, our dentist can realign your teeth, along with maintaining your gums and overall dental health.

In addition, we will work closely with you to determine the right custom treatment plan for you or your child. If you are considering clear aligners, we’d love to hear from you!

Frequently asked questions

Nowadays, there are various options for braces that work fast. The traditional metal braces treatment has been improved and advanced. Ceramic, lingual, self-ligating, and functional braces are now regarded as the fastest braces.

Treatments vary depending on the severity of the case. Braces can be worn for a few months to correct a minor condition like crooked teeth or spacing. On the other hand, adults have more complex cases that need a more extended period to correct the problem. Thus, a specific type of braces may still work differently for each patient.

The case of your teeth determines which of the two will work best for you. Invisalign uses a 3D scan of the mouth to customise the aligners for each patient. A set of custom aligners is then made to shift the teeth into place gently. Orthodontists recommend Invisalign for patients who have minor misalignment issues. But, Invisalign is not suggested for more complicated cases. 

In contrast, conventional braces are suitable for all orthodontic cases and have a chance to achieve a perfect result. Although dental braces are visible, it may be challenging to clean your teeth.

Orthodontic treatment can be expensive in Australia. It can be challenging to determine the exact cost because it varies depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the treatment required, the appliances needed, and the location.

Nonetheless, here is an estimate of the average cost of orthodontic treatment in Australia:

  • Metal braces (traditional braces): $4,000 – $9,000
  • Ceramic braces: $6,500 – $9,500
  • Lingual braces: $9,500 – $15,000
  • Clear aligners: $6,500 – $9,500

The average cost may or may not include the consultation, dental x-ray, and diagnostic model. You can discuss the estimated expense with our staff as well as the procedure of the treatment.

Crooked teeth can be challenging to clean, leading to tooth decay or gum disease. They can also cause headaches, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Straightening your teeth can minimise the risk of tooth decay, reduce grinding, and boost your confidence.

Malocclusion (issues with biting)

Occlusion refers to how your teeth line up and fit inside your mouth. Bite-related problems (malocclusions) such as underbite, overbite, crossbite, or a misaligned midline can occur when your teeth are not correctly aligned.

Malocclusion can affect your ability to bite, eat, and chew properly. It may also cause problems with speaking, changes in the shape of your face, and frequent biting of the inner cheek or tongue. There are various treatment options for malocclusion, including dental braces and clear aligners.

Spacing and overcrowding issues

Overcrowded teeth and gaps are common among children, teens, and adults. Common space issues are having noticeable gaps between the two front teeth, which are referred to as diastema. 

Orthodontic treatments can also repair overcrowded and misaligned teeth, in addition to spacing and gaps. For instance, traditional braces straighten teeth by exerting gentle yet effective pressure.

Misplaced dental midlines

A dental midline displaced by even a few millimetres can influence how your jaw rests, and how your face looks. A properly aligned dental midline improves evenness and intercuspation.

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