Orthodontics

Beautifully straight smiles, for all ages.

Quality orthodontic treatments for the whole family

Orthodontics is a special field of dental care that diagnoses, prevents and corrects misaligned teeth and jaws in children and adults. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre, we use orthodontic treatments as part of general and cosmetic dental treatment plans.

Orthodontic treatments can help solve the following dental issues:

  • Fix overcrowding
  • Realign teeth
  • Straighten teeth
  • Remove gaps between teeth

The benefits of orthodontics extend far beyond having a beautiful, straight smile. Orthodontic treatment can also improve the overall health of your teeth and gums. Overcrowding and crooked teeth can increase your likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease. And having a misaligned bite is a common cause of headaches and neck pain. Orthodontics can fix these issues and help you or your child avoid the impacts they can have on your teeth and gums.

Orthodontics in Pennant Hills

While we love tending to children’s orthodontic needs we appreciate adults deserve straight teeth too. We offer a range of orthodontic treatments to suit all lifestyles:
Traditional braces have come a long way in the last few decades and remain a popular choice for correcting orthodontic issues. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre, we offer conventional metal braces, as well as a more discrete option, Clear Damon Braces.
Invisalign is the virtually invisible alternative to braces that allows you to keep smiling during your treatment. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made removable aligners that gradually move teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted.

Quality orthodontics in Pennant Hills

Many people delay seeking orthodontic treatment for their child until all their permanent teeth are present. However, many parents are unaware that:

  • 60% of their child’s facial development is complete by age 8
  • 90% of their facial development is complete by age 12

So, waiting to begin treatment until all their permanent teeth are present or they begin their growth spurt at puberty is not the best approach. Among other factors, this treatment paradigm can permanently lock a child’s facial, cranial and dental development into less than ideal presentation and structure. 

The ultimate goal of early intervention orthodontics is a ‘normal’ face and an aesthetically pleasing, functionally correct smile. The earlier the treatment is started, the sooner our experienced dentists can help establish a normal environment for natural growth and development to proceed. Instead of one comprehensive course of treatment as a teenager, the idea of early treatment is to allow young and growing child to have their problems solved early and if possible avoid lengthy and complex treatment required at a later stage.

Our dentists recommend that your child have their first orthodontic check-up at the age of 7. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre we can often spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Early orthodontic treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing. In some cases, we can achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Early orthodontic treatment may give us the chance to:

  • Develop arches to allow uncomplicated eruption of permanent teeth
  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve appearance which may have social implications for your child
  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favourable position
  • Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you can give your child the best opportunity of having a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

If your child is older than 7, it’s certainly not too late for a check up! We love seeing people of all ages at Pennant Hills Dental Centre. Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, our goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.

Where to find us

We’re adjacent to Fitness First on Pennant Hills Road. You can reach us by walking through the arcade from Fisher Avenue Car Park which is behind the practice.
  • Parking is available at the rear of the clinic
  • The nearest train station is Pennant Hills Station – you can view the Sydney Trains timetable, here.
  • For buses and ferries, you can view the State Transit timetables, here.

Contact us

We love welcoming new and existing patients to our dental practice in Pennant Hills. We see all patients on an appointment basis and ask that you please contact us in advance by calling us on (02) 9484 1132, using our contact form, or booking an appointment online. 

Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

EMAIL
phdcreception@phdc.com.au

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