crooked or crowded teeth?
We offer conventional braces through to high tech invisible aligners.
If your teeth are crooked, too crowded in your mouth or if you have gaps between them, orthodontics are what we use to make your smile straighter. Orthodontic appliances work by applying gentle pressure to your teeth over time causing them to move into the correct position.
Treatment for the whole family.
Orthodontics are in no way limited to teenagers; we see an increasing number of adults wishing to straighten their smile.
At Channon Lawrence Dental we offer braces, Invisalign® and Myofunctional Therapy.
braces at channon lawrence dental
Orthodontics to straighten teeth is now recognized as an important and everyday treatment for reasons other than aesthetic concerns alone.
Correct dental position creates a stable jaw joint. This means lower incidences of jaw joint pain and symptoms and provides an even distribution of force around all teeth in the mouth. This in turn contributes to improved oral hygiene, helps prevent severe dental wear, chipping and fracturing of the edges of teeth, and also assists to correct head and neck posture.
Orthodontics may be used purely to straighten teeth due to crowding, wear, excessive overbite, over-jet, deep bites, open bites or even cross bites, however in other cases it may be used to correct a skeletal abnormality.
Braces are usually placed at around 12-14 years of age. Other appliances may be required at an earlier age to encourage growth or expansion.
Therefore it is vital to have your child assessed early, particularly if you have any concerns regarding positioning of teeth or shape of the jaw. Orthodontic treatment generally takes an average of 24 months to complete, however in cases of minor crowding, treatment time may be considerably less.
While receiving orthodontic treatment it is very important to care for your tooth and gum health by having your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every 6 months. Combining regular dental visits with good oral home care is an integral part of your investment in your new smile.
go wireless with invisalign®
Straighten your Teeth with Clear, Invisible Braces.
Having a confident smile can change everything. Invisalign® makes it easy because you can achieve a brand new smile without most people even noticing you’re going through treatment.
Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile without the need for fixed braces. The Invisalign ® system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
The development of orthodontic appliances means many problems can be corrected in children much earlier than previously done.
These removable appliances work two fold – firstly they correctly align the teeth and jaws. Secondly they work to correct the underlying issue that is causing the misalignment – for example tongue thrusting or mouth breathing.
If your child is showing any of the below signs, please contact us today for an assessment:
- Crooked, misaligned teeth
- A jaw that does not seem correctly aligned, it juts forward or recedes
- Mouth breathing
- Thrusting the tongue forward to the roof of the mouth at rest or during speech
- Reverse swallowing – i.e. swallowing with the tongue pushed forward and to the roof of the mouth
Following assessment, we may recommend your child be provided with a specifically designed orthodontic appliance to suit their particular needs. Typically these appliances are only worn for a few hours during the day and all night.
In addition to the orthodontic appliance, we will teach you and your child a series of exercises to retrain the muscles and tongue to allow them to correct their swallowing and/or breathing.
Compliance and individuality is a major factor in the success of a Myofunctional appliance; it is not predictable how well your child’s teeth and jaw may respond. As the first phase toward teeth and jaw correction, it is often followed with fixed braces to complete the process.
Please contact our friendly reception staff to find out more.
you will be in capable hands with our dentists
Dr Mark Cull
Mark is a very experienced and highly skilled dentist with over 30 years of dental practice. Having graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours over 3 decades ago, he continues to undergo annual training to ensure his knowledge, techniques, equipment and care are the most modern available.
Dr Branka Starcevic
Dr. Branka has a special interest in using the Invisalign clear aligner system to help patients straighten their teeth.
Dr. Branka has been treating patients with Invisalign since 2009 and the one thing she has noticed in that time is that patients LOVE Invisalign and find that it is a “fun” way to straighten your teeth. In 2009 Dr Branka became Gympie’s first and is now the longest standing accredited Invisalign practioner.
offering a wide range of dental treatments
Are you missing a tooth? Maybe you’re missing quite a few. We are here to help.
Suffering from crowded teeth? We offer tailored solutions for the whole family.
Not a fan of dental treatment? Our gentle dentists can offer stress-free solutions for your visit.
Looking to improve your smile? Teeth whitening or Veneers may be an option for you.
Did you know your oral health goes beyond your mouth? We are Gympie’s holistic dentist.