Orthodontics

ORTHODONTICS IN EPSOM AUCKLAND

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the growth, development, and proper alignment of the teeth, jaws, and face. At Alpers Dental we are known for providing a unique type of orthodontics and that we not only work to give you straight teeth but we work to correct the underlying causes behind abnormal development. This treatment creates well balanced faces and attractive smiles.

Leading Causes of Crooked Teeth

  • Habits such as lip biting, thumb sucking, or tongue thrusting
  • Abnormal breathing habits or airway issues
  • Gum disease, loss of teeth, dental decay
  • Trauma
  • Genetics
  • Grinding (bruxism)

 

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO STRAIGHTEN TEETH?

Malocclusion affects more than your appearance. Overcrowding makes teeth difficult to clean and the buildup of plaque and tartar leads to decay or infection. Malocclusion also can mean unnecessary or uneven wear on teeth. This leads to inefficient chewing action, speech problems, and strain on the gums and bone supporting your smile. Malocclusion also leads to more teeth drifting out of place or conditions worsening over time. This is why early treatment is key if you hope to keep serious problems from developing in later years.

 
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DO I NEED ORTHODONTICS?

If you are unsure of whether or not you require orthodontics, take a look in the mirror and answer these questions:

 

  • Do your top front teeth stick out (bucked teeth)?
  • Is there a visible space between your bottom and top teeth when you bite together (open bite)?
  • Do your top teeth cover more than 25 percent of your bottom teeth when you bite together (overbite or deep bite)?
  • Are your bottom teeth in front of your top teeth (under bite)?
  • Do any of your teeth overlap (crowding)?
  • Do the centres of your top and bottom teeth line up (midline)?
  • Do you have extra (supernumerary) teeth?
  • Do you accidentally bite your cheek or tongue a lot?
  • Are your teeth wearing unevenly?
  • Are there gaps or spaces between your teeth?

 
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WHAT ARE MY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Fixed orthodontic appliances are the most common in our office because precision is so important. Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires and bands. They allow for minute movements, shifting your teeth into perfect position. But many patients, especially adults in well-established careers, are concerned about traditional orthodontics. The metal brackets and wires would be a detriment to their lifestyle, and they prefer more discreet treatments. Fortunately, there is more than one way to straighten teeth. Invisalign clear aligning trays are another orthodontic treatment option we provide for eligible patients. We also provide functional orthodontics for our younger patients who are still growing into their smiles.

 

YOUR PERFECT SMILE FROM ALPERS DENTAL

Each member of our staff is welcoming, engaging and helpful. We are genuinely concerned with providing our patients excellent service. We welcome patients of all ages and will work with you individually to address your specific orthodontic needs. We make every effort to keep our orthodontic care affordable for all our patients in Auckland. Treatment costs will vary widely depending on the severity of the condition and the length of treatment. However, we will discuss treatment plans and fees up front so there are no surprises.

If you are interested in finally getting the smile you have always dreamed of, then it is time to contact Alpers Dental in Epsom, AK at (09) 524-5056 for an appointment.

ORTHODONTIC COSTS AND LENGTH OF TREATMENT

No matter which treatment option is best for you, orthodontic treatment will take time. This can range from three months to three years. The length of treatment depends on age, severity of the problem, cooperation of the patient and the method used. If you want your results to last afterwards you need a retainer to keep teeth in their proper position or else they can drift back.

We make every effort to keep our orthodontic care affordable for all our patients. Treatment costs will vary widely depending on the severity of the condition and the length of treatment.

We offer payment plans from as little as $50 per week and we will discuss treatment plans and fees up front so there are no surprises.

 
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Orthodontics January 4, 2015