Orthodontic Dentistry Services available in Emerald and Blackwater
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Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Orthopaedic removable appliances
There are two types of orthodontic treatments – braces which are fixed and removable appliances that can be taken out of the mouth. Removable appliances play an important role in treating children and are used to gently realign teeth and jaws. The appliances are generally used to correct the teeth in the upper jaw.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Anti-snoring Oral Appliance
Oral appliances are one of the options that you can use to treat mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnoea, as well as snoring. They are also called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA). They look a bit like a mouth guard. At night, before you go to bed, you put it in your mouth. There is no need to wear it during the day.
Occlusal splints are generally recommended for people who grind or clench their teeth during their sleep: a condition called "bruxism" and is an involuntary habit. This grinding and clenching can lead to headaches and pain, particularly in the temples. Sometimes, there is no pain or discomfort, but the teeth chip or fracture their teeth very easily. An Occlusal Splint is a device, not unlike a mouthguard, that is worn at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure transferred to the teeth. It offers relief for the muscles of the jaw and protection of the teeth from wear and breakage.