Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care

More than just a dental clinic

What are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments?

Here at Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care, we offer standard Gold Coast orthodontics to each and every one of our patients, when and if they need it. We dedicate ourselves to a full transparency and will discuss the full process of any orthodontic treatment that you may need, such as clear braces or traditional braces, with honesty.

Here at our holistic dental practice, we always focus on the overall well-being of the patient and will advise you if you would benefit from an alternative treatment instead. We will also advise you on our other holistic treatments if we think you would benefit from them, like acupuncture or dry needling for TMJ. If you suffer from misaligned teeth, low self-confidence due to a crooked smile, or a crowded mouth that causes pain and discomfort, contact your local dental practice today.

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What are Orthodontic Treatments?

Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malocclusion. The term describes the malposition of your teeth and jaws. Malocclusion represents the abnormal alignment of the teeth and how the upper and lower teeth fit together. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement or crooked teeth as well as on the control and modification of facial growth. This may be referred to as dentofacial orthopaedics.

What is Offered at Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care?

Here at Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care, we offer three main types of orthodontic treatment. These are Myofunctional orthodontics, Traditional orthodontics and clear aligner orthodontics.

  • Myofunctional Orthodontics: best for early intervention of a developing malocclusion. Can reduce the need for future orthodontics. Focuses on correcting bad habits and helps to develop the muscles within the mouth and face. Success is heavily dependent on the compliance of recommended exercises as well as wearing the correct appliances.
  • Traditional Braces: best for treating almost all malocclusion and widely recognised by patients of all ages. Less dependent on patient compliance and less cosmetic. Easier for children and young teenagers.
  • Clear Aligners: best for treating adult teeth. Highly cosmetic but also highly dependent on compliance.

The Benefits of Myofunctional Orthodontics

Myofunctional therapy actually focuses on training your body to rest naturally. This is to treat mouth breathing, which can completely change the function and the aesthetic of your jaw, mouth and face. Myofunctional orthodontics focuses on changing your posture with your lips closed, your teeth closed, and your tongue resting against the top of your mouth. This can actually transform your appearance, narrowing the arches and lengthening your facial structure. Avoiding mouth breathing can have a significant effect, especially in children and growing teenagers and can heavily reduce the risk of breathing issues later on.

The Benefits of Braces

Braces have been around a long time, for children to adults and have many benefits. As well as straightening the teeth and improving the aesthetic of your jaw and smile, braces can help with:

  • The prevention of gum disease
  • The prevention of tooth decay
  • The prevention of bone erosion
  • Reduced risk of damaged teeth
  • Enhanced digestive health
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved mental health and confidence

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

There are also many benefits of clear aligners, such as Invisalign, and they are growing in popularity with adults who are concerned about wearing metal braces later in life. Clear braces can help to:

  • Straighten your teeth
  • Stay comfortable (they are also removable for relief)
  • Limit dental visits
  • Improve dental health and wellness
  • Encourage the regular maintenance of oral hygiene, i.e., flossing

What Other Treatments Are Available?

Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care also offers an extensive range of holistic practices and services. These include things like acupuncture, massage, infrared sauna treatment, dry needling for TMJ and naturopathy.

Choose a dental care practice that really cares about you; all of you and not just the mouth. Book an appointment online today.