A smile is perhaps the most valuable asset we have. A happy and healthy smile exudes confidence and contributes to success in every imaginable setting. Investing in your teeth can literally transform your life.
Orthodontic treatment is for almost anyone who has concerns about the alignment of their teeth. Many think that orthodontics is primarily for children and teenagers, however, this is a common misconception. Many adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment to create a straight smile or to reduce health risks.
Orthodontics treats overcrowded teeth, wide gaps, deep overbites, cross bites and “bucky” front teeth. Straightening your smile will not only help enhance your overall facial aesthetics, but you will also experience less risk of tooth decay and gum disease as a straight, smooth surface is easy to clean. With straight teeth, you may experience better pronunciation on certain letters as gapped, protruding, or crowded teeth can affect your speaking patterns. You may also enjoy better chewing function and as a result, better digestion.
Whether you want to get orthodontic treatment for aesthetic or functional reasons, the team at Dental Specialists Turramurra can help.
Dental Specialists Turramurra offer a friendly, patient-focused environment, and exceptional orthodontic services. The goal is to help each and every patient achieve a healthy, straight and beautiful smile. The team at Dental Specialists Turramurra understand that deciding to go ahead with orthodontic treatment is a big decision. They will work closely alongside you, or your children, every step of the way to ensure the process is as pain-free and rewarding as possible.
Dr Kamini Titus is a well-respected orthodontist who has been serving Sydney’s North Shore for over 20 years. She has built a reputation for expertise in the field of Invisalign and braces orthodontics. Dr Titus’ love for orthodontics has grown over the years helping her patients transform their self-confidence, a journey she is always thrilled to be a part of. She is well-known for her kindness, gentleness and patience; a winning combination amongst parents and children alike.
The practice has implemented the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, to give you the best possible result with customised individual care.
Currently, we offer the following orthodontic services:
Discover FAQ’s for orthodontics
Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopaedics) is a specialised form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Dr Titus completed her orthodontic training at the University of Sydney and holds a Master’s degree in orthodontics. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.
ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.
Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities!
If you take out your retainer to eat, make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and remember to keep it safe in its container so that it does not get lost or broken.
Keep your retainer clean, too, by brushing it gently with a toothbrush and soap. You may also soak it in denture cleaner as instructed by your orthodontist. Do not put your retainer in boiling water or in the dishwasher.
During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the number of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities).
Avoid sticky and chewy foods (caramel, chewing gum, gummy bears), hard foods (hard candy, nuts, ice cubes), or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces (corn on the cob, soft bagels, ribs, toffee, etc.).
Be sure to schedule your routine check-ups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.
Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and twenty-four months, but most standard treatments take about 18 months.
Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.
With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn’t able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.
Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a custom mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.
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