One of the first things we learn as children is to clean our teeth, and providing we clean them at least twice a day in the correct manner and undergo regular checkups, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t last forever. However, sometimes we need dental treatment through no fault of our own. Some people have very strong teeth, some people have weaker teeth, and some people have whiter teeth than others. It’s in our DNA.
A condition that seems to happen on its own through no fault of the individual is crooked or misaligned teeth. Although there is no immediate danger from these conditions, over time they can impact on eating and of course the smile. If you happen to live in the Northbridge area of NSW and are concerned about crooked teeth, for you or your children, you may need to visit an orthodontist.
For dental problems such as crooked teeth, an orthodontist covering Chatswood and Mosman and other areas in Northbridge will be able to provide you with advice and treatment options. If your regular dentist thinks you may need orthodontic treatment, he will probably be able to refer you.
Regular Checkups From An Early Age
Crooked teeth or a misaligned smile don’t just happen overnight, it’s a long-term thing and if caught in its early stages, should be able to be rectified relatively simply. A regular checkup at the local dentist from the age of 3 years and upwards should be enough for the dentist to see any potential issues developing and recommend the best course of action. However, it’s not just about orthodontics, sugary drinks and a less than regular tooth brushing schedule can bring on other problems such as tooth decay, which can be painful. This is especially important for children with milk teeth if they become overly decayed before the second set of teeth grow, this could leave the child with inadequate tools in which to eat a normal meal. Not only is this very inconvenient, but it’s also embarrassing for the child, but it’s 100% preventable. In a nutshell, if your child has more than 7-8 teeth, you need to prepare them for a dental checkup.
If your child is nervous about going to the dentist, there are specially trained pediatric dentists who have an impressive track record in treating the most nervous children.
Finding A Dentist Or An Orthodontist
Finding a decent dentist in the absence of recommendations from friends or family can be difficult, but there are several ways in which you can source a dentist or orthodontist that meets your requirements. The internet has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for businesses and this includes well-regarded dentists and orthodontists.
A simple internet search should be enough to bring up all the dentists in your immediate vicinity where you can check their credentials and specialties and select the most suitable practice. Give your selected dental or orthodontic specialist a call or an email, arrange an appointment and away you go, it really is as simple as that.