Getting Things Straight – How Orthodontics Could Help You

A straighter smile looks attractive at any age and can be healthier too. Casey Dental Group provides the very latest orthodontic technologies suitable for adults and children. Younger children can benefit from a referral for early orthodontic treatment as soon as age 6.

Explore Our Options

We frequently use conventional fixed braces, which are highly effective for precisely repositioning teeth. However, adults and older teenagers are often concerned about wearing conventional fixed metal braces. One possible solution is to choose fixed braces with clear ceramic brackets, while Invisalign clear removable aligners can also produce excellent results.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign is exceptionally discreet because the clear plastic aligners fit tightly over your teeth, forming a thin skin that is virtually invisible. All you need do is to wear each set of aligners for two weeks, preferably only removing them when you brush and floss or when you have a meal. There is minimal disruption to everyday life!

Every two weeks the aligners are exchanged for a fresh set that will continue moving your teeth into positions predetermined by your treatment plan. In fact, one of the great things about Invisalign is that you can see images created during the planning phase showing how your teeth will look once treatment is completed.

Would you love to know more about orthodontics, then why not contact our friendly dental team? Achieving evenly aligned teeth may be quicker and easier than you imagine.

The Dental Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthier Smile

Think of how frequently you use your teeth and you’ll realise why good dental health is vitally important, and it safeguards your smile! The idea of good dental health is to remove the build-up of plaque on your teeth regularly because it contains bacteria that can infect your teeth and gums. We’ve listed some do’s and don’ts to refresh your oral hygiene routine.

Do

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time.
  • Eat breakfast before you brush your teeth in the morning because it prompts saliva production, helping to wash away and neutralise bacteria.
  • Visit Casey Dental regularly for your check-ups and cleanings.

Don’t

  • Scrub your teeth too hard because you will damage your tooth enamel.
  • Assume you have good dental health just because you don’t have any discomfort or pain. Regular check-ups help to detect any problems before they cause symptoms and at a stage when they are much easier to treat.
  • Skip your regular brushing and flossing routine because plaque on your teeth will quickly harden into calculus or tartar, which cannot be removed by regular brushing.

 

Please don’t forget that we can provide lots of useful information and advice about how to improve your regular oral hygiene routine.

This August, Why Not Get a Bright and Beautiful Smile?

Each August the Australian Dental Association celebrates Dental Health Week and dental professionals everywhere make even more effort to promote better oral health. Did you know 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist during the past two years? It is a statistic we’d love to see change. This month is an excellent chance to book a check-up if you are overdue. Keeping up with your regular check-ups is easy and cost-effective because we can detect and treat any dental problems that much sooner, often before they cause discomfort.

Regular hygiene appointments keep your smile at its sparkling best, but if it could do with a boost, why not whiten it? The ideal time to whiten is after your check-up and hygiene appointment because we must assess your teeth to ensure a whitening treatment is appropriate.

Whiten Your Smile Safely and Effectively

We have two fantastic options to choose from, which include in-office whitening and a custom home whitening kit. An in-office whitening treatment brightens your smile in a single treatment. A home whitening kit must be used for approximately two weeks, and you can wear the comfortable whitening trays for a few hours each day or overnight. The choice is yours!

Casey Dental Group uses the Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening system because it provides such excellent results. These are high-strength whitening products only available to dentists.