Braces are used for many reasons, either to improve a bad bite, crowded teeth or just a poorly-aligned jaw. Various things can change the misalignment of the teeth, whether an injury or thumb sucking. Children aged 7 to 14 are great candidates for braces as their facial structures are still developing. Adult braces entail additional procedures because the jaw development has stopped, but they are still a viable treatment procedure for many. Dr. Jack Gaffey from Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, Adelaide can examine each patient and determine whether they are a candidate for braces.
Orthodontics focuses on correcting anything involving the jaw or the alignment of the teeth. Braces use wires and are one of several types including brackets that attach to the back teeth, metal or plastic brackets bonded or cemented to the teeth or conventional braces that use metal strips or bands.
Our dentist, Dr. Gaffey, will take a plaster cast of each patient’s teeth and perform x-rays. After the type of braces are chosen, they will be placed on the teeth. Over time, they will be adjusted to make sure they are moving the teeth and/or jaw in the proper position.
Braces today are lightweight. The amount of time the braces are worn will vary from patient to patient. Mild discomfort can occur after adjustments, but shouldn’t be felt any other time. Daily oral hygiene is imperative to keep the teeth and gums as healthy as possible during braces treatment.
To learn more about braces in Cumberland Park, Adelaide, schedule a consultation and full dental examination with Dr. Gaffey from Cumberland Dental today by calling (08) 8271-6233. With years of experience, he can give his expert advice on whether or not you are a candidate and which type of braces will suit your oral health situation. What are you waiting for?
How Six Month Smiles from your Cumberland Park, South Australia dentist can help your smile
If you have been thinking about braces, but you don’t want to go through extensive, lengthy treatment, there is a new option just for you. It’s called Six Month Smiles and it can give you a straight, beautiful smile in a minimal amount of time. Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey at Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, South Australia want to share the facts about this revolutionary new orthodontic treatment.
Six Month Smiles is the perfect choice for you if you are an adult who wants to straighten the teeth that are visible when you smile. This innovative orthodontic treatment uses tooth-colored brackets and white wires to move your teeth discreetly, quickly and comfortably.
You can have a straight smile faster than you ever thought possible. All you need to do is come in and see Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey every four weeks so they can check your progress and make adjustments to your brackets and wires.
When you choose Six Month Smiles, you will enjoy many benefits when compared to conventional orthodontic treatment. Consider that Six Month Smiles:
- Doesn’t require tooth extraction
- Takes only six months to complete treatment
- Is much less visible than conventional orthodontics
- Is usually less expensive than conventional orthodontics
- Doesn’t harm or shorten your tooth roots
To see amazing before-and-after photos of actual Six Month Smiles patients, please visit http://www.adelaidecosmeticdentist.com/braces-before-and-after.html
Six Month Smiles will straighten teeth that are visible when you smile, but treatment won’t correct poor bite alignment. It’s important to discuss the results you would like to achieve. Dr. Gaffey can recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Don’t let the thought of lengthy orthodontic treatment keep you from having a straight, beautiful smile; choose Six Month Smiles instead! It’s the right choice if you are an adult who wants a straight smile in a minimal amount of time.
If your smile isn’t all it could be, it’s time to call Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey at Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, South Australia. Call today to discover the magic of Six Month Smiles!
Always wondered if Invisalign is the right treatment for you but don’t know much about it? Let’s see what our Cumberland Park dentists have to say.
Are you an adult who is tired of having gaps in their smile? Do you want to straighten your teeth but worry about the implications of wearing metal brackets and wires? Our Cumberland Park, SA, dentists, Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey, understand that teens and adults don’t want to deal with the implications of wearing metal braces to their prom, college graduation or even at work. Find out more about Invisalign and what it could do for you.
Q. What is Invisalign?
A. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign employs a set of clear, plastic aligners that look like whitening trays but are custom-made to fit over your teeth to gradually straighten your smile. Every patient will get a series of aligners that they will need to wear throughout the course of their treatment.
Q. Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
A. If you are an adult or teen who wants to fill gaps between teeth, fix overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, crooked teeth and crowding then Invisalign might be able to help you.
Q. How long will it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
A. A lot will depend on the severity of the issues you are treating with Invisalign. The length of treatment can take anywhere from 9 to 18 months. Adult wearers tend to have a shorter treatment than teens.
Q. Does wearing Invisalign hurt?
A. As with any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may cause some wearers a bit of discomfort for the first few days as they adjust to having aligners. You may also notice some pressure on your teeth since aligners are slowly moving your teeth throughout the course of your treatment. Of course, this discomfort you feel should go away after a couple of days.
Q. How often should I wear my aligners?
A. While being able to remove your aligners might sound tempting, how often you wear them will have a major impact on how long your treatment takes. You should aim to wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day, only taking them off before mealtimes or before brushing and flossing your teeth.
Q. How do you keep Invisalign aligners clean?
A. There are products out there specifically designed to keep your aligners clean. In fact, Invisalign even makes their own cleaning crystals to ensure that stains don’t affect the appearance of your aligners. Of course, you can also prevent yellowing and stains by brushing and rinsing out your aligners with warm water. Doing this after meals is a great way to keep aligners looking their best.
If you are interested in what Invisalign could do for you then it’s time you picked up your phone and called Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA.
My favourite quote is from Abraham Lincoln. “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet”…. There are many people on the internet with an axe to grind or out to maliciously scare people.
In fact it is very easy to scare people. All you need to do is present a list of ‘facts’ that are scary and you can influence people very easily. Scientific names or so called scary effects can be used to worry people into trying to ban certain things or purchase products that will ‘remove harmful chemicals’. People buy products or political views out of fear and unscrupulous people know this.
To help explain how scare campaigns work, we have illustrated the case with a discussion on a chemical known as Dihydrogen Monoxide. Hopefully it will encourage you to read things with a more critical eye in the future.
Here are a list of ‘facts’ from a website that discusses Dihydrogen Monoxide (http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html). We recommend school students taking the list of facts to their class and ask their class whether they are interested in banning Dihydrogen Monoxide from their country. Write down the number of students for and against. Then discuss what Dihydrogen Monoxide actually is and take the vote again. It is an excellent way to help recognise internet propaganda in our society. (If you are not sure what Dihydrogen Monoxide is, scroll down to the bottom of the page)
What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?
- Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
- Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
- Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
- DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
- Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
- Contributes to soil erosion.
- Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
- Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
- Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
- Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
- Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
- Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
- Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
What are some uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Despite the known dangers of DHMO, it continues to be used daily by industry, government, and even in private homes across the U.S. and worldwide. Some of the well-known uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:
- as an industrial solvent and coolant,
- in nuclear power plants,
- by the U.S. Navy in the propulsion systems of some older vessels,
- by elite athletes to improve performance,
- in the production of Styrofoam,
- in biological and chemical weapons manufacture,
- in the development of genetically engineering crops and animals,
- as a spray-on fire suppressant and retardant,
- in so-called "family planning" or "reproductive health" clinics,
- as a major ingredient in many home-brewed bombs,
- as a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion in furnaces and air conditioning compressor operation,
- in cult rituals,
- by the Church of Scientology on their members and their members' families (although surprisingly, many members recently have contacted DHMO.org to vehemently deny such use),
- by both the KKK and the NAACP during rallies and marches,
- by members of Congress who are under investigation for financial corruption and inappropriate IM behavior,
- by kids who play Beyblades,
- by the clientele at a number of bath houses in New York City and San Francisco,
- historically, in Hitler's death camps in Nazi Germany, and in prisons in Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Libya, Iraq and Iran,
- in World War II prison camps in Japan, and in prisons in China, for various forms of torture,
- during many recent religious and ethnic wars in the Middle East,
- by many terrorist organizations including al Qaeda,
- in community swimming pools to maintain chemical balance,
- in day care centers, purportedly for sanitary purposes,
- by software engineers, including those producing DICOM software and other DICOM software tools,
- by popular computer science professors,
- by aspiring young adult fiction writers and mental health advocates,
- by international travel bloggers,
- by the semi-divine King Bhumibol of Thailand and his many devoted young working girls in Bangkok,
- by the British Chiropractic Association and the purveyors of the bogus treatments that the BCA promotes,
- by commodities giant Trafigura in their well-publicized and widely-known toxic-waste dumping activities in Ivory Coast,
- in animal research laboratories, and
- in pesticide production and distribution.
The ‘regular’ name of Dihydrogen Monoxide is water…. So when you read internet based scare campaigns on fluoride and all of the so called ‘facts’, consider what you thought of Dihydrogen Monoxide.
We see people of all ages coming to our practice for straight teeth. More and more people are trying to look their best and straighten their teeth than before. We wondered whether more people were having clear braces, Invisalign, Smilefast etc than before and then we saw a recent report in the Dental Tribune. The global market for straightening teeth invisibly is expected to grow at 12% compound growth over the next 5 years or basically on a track to double in 6 years time.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report last year found the proportion of Australians who where uncomfortable with their dental appearance increased from 20 in 1994 to 27% in 2013 with over 33% in the lowest income households.
What does this tell you? That people are more conscious of their smile than ever before. A new smile can be the difference between getting that new job or staying where you are. Its brutally honest, but many people judge others on their initial appearance. Could getting white braces on your teeth or Invisalign be the difference for you?
More people want to get their teeth straighter but don't know how to go about it. Who do I see? Do I need an orthodontist to straighten my teeth? We get a lot of our patients from word of mouth which tells you something. Sometimes its not until you really see a place inside that you know what its going to be like. Our patients are happy that they can get their new smile, quickly, easily and with braces that look more modern than 30 years ago. They like the friendly staff and payment plans that help them afford their new smile. Most of all in this day and age, who wants to be left with teeth that look like this
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