Orthodontics (Braces) for Children & Adults
Crafting beautiful and healthy smiles in Rouse Hill
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you – and for many people, crooked or misaligned teeth are not just an aesthetic concern that can affect one’s confidence, but can also lead to more serious health issues. At The Grove Dental Rouse Hill, Dr Britt offers a number of orthodontic strategies for both children and adults to straighten your teeth into proper alignment and give you a brighter, healthier smile.
Orthodontics for Kids
Dr Britt strongly believes that early orthodontic evaluation of your children’s smile (around age 7) can help pinpoint irregularities in your child’s biting patterns early. These can be corrected using early interventions that work to give your child a healthier and straighter smile in adulthood, and can also significantly improve speech and other important dental and oral functions. Early intervention allows for the use of less-invasive treatments which will help prevent potentially severe malocclusion (tooth and jaw misalignment) as your child gets older. A straighter smile can also help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease later on – a properly aligned smile works more efficiently and is easier for children and teenagers to care for than teeth that are crowded.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment – am I too old for braces?
There is no age too old for orthodontic treatment! Whether it is because you didn’t have access to braces growing up or are starting to experience the side effects of misaligned teeth, it is never too late to address your tooth alignment concerns – both aesthetic and functional concerns.
For image conscious adults, tooth-coloured ceramic braces that blend in with your teeth when you smile are now available instead of traditional metal brackets. We also offer translucent orthodontic aligners that are practically invisible when they snap over your teeth.