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Crooked Teeth

When it comes to correcting crooked teeth, our dental team has you covered. With a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions, we can address mild to severe misalignment issues, providing you with a straighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Genetics, dental crowding, habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, and early tooth loss are the common causes of misaligned teeth. Additionally, jaw injuries or developmental abnormalities may contribute to crooked teeth.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Choosing the most appropriate dental treatment for crooked teeth depends on the severity of the misalignment, the individual’s lifestyle, and their preferences.

Consulting a dentist will help determine the best course of action for achieving a straighter and healthier smile.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are fixed to the teeth. They apply gentle pressure to gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions. These braces are highly effective for correcting various degrees of crookedness and are suitable for all age groups.

Invisalign

Clear aligners are a popular and discreet orthodontic option for treating mild to moderate cases of crooked teeth. Made of transparent plastic, these aligners are custom-designed to fit snugly over the teeth. They are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and allowing for more flexibility in eating and drinking during treatment.

Veneers

While traditional orthodontic treatments physically move the teeth, dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made and bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They can be a viable option for addressing minor crookedness and improving the appearance of the teeth.

Removable Appliances

For mild cases of crooked teeth or minor alignment issues, removable appliances like retainers and aligners may be used to make minor adjustments over time.

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At Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre, we are dedicated to providing effective solutions for crooked teeth. When you visit our clinic, our experienced dental team will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your unique needs. Based on the evaluation, we will recommend the most suitable treatment to achieve the best possible outcomes.

With our expertise and care, you can trust that the chosen treatment will be performed with precision, ensuring you achieve a beautifully aligned and confident smile.

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Frequently asked questions

In this section, we will address common questions and concerns related to orthodontic treatment for correcting crooked teeth. We understand that making informed decisions about your dental health is essential, and we aim to provide valuable insights and answers to help you along your orthodontic journey.

How long does orthodontic treatment usually take to straighten crooked teeth?

The duration of orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth can vary depending on the severity of the misalignment and the chosen treatment method.

In general, treatment can take anywhere from several months to a few years. Your dentist will assess your specific case and provide you with an estimated timeline during your consultation.

Can orthodontic treatment help improve my bite and jaw alignment along with straightening my crooked teeth?

Yes, orthodontic treatment can often help improve bite and jaw alignment in addition to straightening crooked teeth.

Braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic appliances work not only to align teeth but also to correct bite issues, such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Proper alignment of the bite and jaw can improve overall dental health and function.

What age is ideal for starting orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth?

The ideal age for starting orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth can vary depending on the individual’s dental development.

In general, children should have an initial orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7 to detect any potential issues early on. However, orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, and many adults also seek orthodontic solutions for crooked teeth.

Are there any lifestyle changes I need to make during orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth?

During orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, some lifestyle changes may be necessary to ensure the best possible results. Patients should adhere to their orthodontist’s instructions regarding wearing aligners or braces as prescribed and attend regular follow-up appointments.

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices is crucial during treatment, and it may be necessary to avoid certain foods that could damage braces or other appliances. Additionally, athletes or individuals involved in contact sports should consider wearing a mouthguard to protect their teeth and braces during physical activities.

Ways to Prevent Crooked Teeth

Maintaining proper oral hygiene during your orthodontic journey is crucial to ensuring the success of your treatment and the overall health of your teeth and gums. Here are some tips and guidelines to keep your teeth and braces or aligners clean and healthy:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal and snack. Pay special attention to cleaning around the brackets and wires of braces or aligners. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to prevent plaque buildup and tooth decay.
  • Floss between your teeth and under the wires of braces at least once a day. If you have aligners, remove them before flossing and clean them separately. Dental floss threaders or interdental brushes can help you reach tight spaces.

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  • Consider using an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce bacteria and plaque in your mouth. Swishing with mouthwash can reach areas that brushing and flossing may miss, promoting better oral health.
  • Minimise your consumption of sticky, chewy, and hard foods that can damage braces or aligners. These types of foods can also increase the risk of tooth decay if they get stuck between teeth and brackets.
  • Keep up with your scheduled dental and orthodontic appointments. Regular check-ups will ensure that your teeth and braces or aligners are in good condition, and any adjustments or corrections can be made as needed.
  • If you’re using clear aligners, wear them for the recommended duration each day. Consistent wear is essential for achieving the desired results within the expected timeframe.
  • When not wearing aligners, keep them in their designated case to avoid misplacing or damaging them. Avoid exposing them to heat or leaving them out where they can attract bacteria.

What our clients say

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Have been a client here for over 10 years and highly recommend this practice. Dr Lubinka has been my dentist for 12 years since I moved from the UK. Her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and her communication is outstanding. The administrative, support and dental nurse staff here are equally exceptional. Customer focused, positive, flexible and polite. Have never ever considered going anywhere else. Highly recommended.

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Thank you to all the staff for being so caring and accommodating for my husband's first visit. Dr Lubinka has set him on a path toward dental health recovery. This practice has even inspired me to visit for a checkup and that’s somewhat miraculous!

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Excellent customer service, with friendly and experienced staff! This is so helpful when you have a child who has always been anxious going to the dentist. Dr Master is so professional and composed that I don't even need to go in with my child when she has an appointment. He makes sure that you are completely satisfied with the service you receive and that's at no additional cost to you!

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What can you say? Who loves going to the dentist? My experience has been awesome. No pain, no fuss, friendly and professional. Do I want to go again? No. I want to take better care of my teeth. Yet, if I have to go, I definitely will be back here.

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I cannot praise Mindarie Quinn’s dental staff highly enough. My son had an accident at school resulting in a chipped tooth, the desk staff were amazing, shifting around appointments to fit him in for emergency treatment. Dr Aron was brilliant. He was calm & gentle with a traumatised boy. Within the hour we were back home with a fixed up-front tooth. This is my usual dentist, and my experiences are always great, but the care we received today in an emergency was so professional and reassuring, I felt the need to leave a review of our experience. Thank you for the incredible treatment we received with you today.

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Staff are always super friendly. Really helpful when it comes to dental emergencies. My teeth are forever grateful.

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Myself and my children have been seeing Lubinka for years. She is kind, patient, friendly and explains everything very well. My daughter had to have 4 teeth extracted and the procedure went very well because of her trust in Lubinka. The other staff are also lovely. We highly recommend this practice.

Where to find us

Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre

Suite 3/10 Mindarie Drive
Quinns Rocks, Western Australia 6030

Tel: (08) 9305 9990

Public Transport:
The clinic is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from Clarkson Station Stand 2 (Stop Number 21911), making it easily accessible by public transportation.

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