A correctly aligned bite (occlusion) creates a beautiful smile contributing to self-esteem and confidence, and allows the teeth to function harmoniously, reducing the risk of long term wear.
At Maitland Orthodontics, we suggest a practical life-time plan for each patient. We look at the facial structure, the bite, position of your teeth now and we plan for the future.
Specialist orthodontic consultation should be the first step before committing to extensive restorative dental treatments. More than often we can replaced compromised teeth with existing healthy teeth and save you from a lifetime of maintenance. Similarly, we recommend the wisdom teeth (third molars) not to be removed before orthodontic consultation has been obtained. For some patients, wisdom teeth make superior long term teeth compared to otherwise compromised premolars or heavily filled 6-year-old molars.