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Crooked Teeth

We specialise in aligning crooked teeth with a range of effective solutions. Our experienced dentists are highly trained in orthodontic procedures, including veneers, invisalign, among others.

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth can result from a combination of genetic, developmental, and environmental factors. Genetic predisposition can play a significant role, as certain dental characteristics can be inherited from parents.

Developmental factors such as early childhood habits (thumb-sucking, pacifier use), mouth breathing, and tongue thrusting can impact dental alignment. Additionally, insufficient space in the jaw can lead to crowding, while early loss of primary teeth can affect the eruption pattern of permanent teeth.

Poor oral habits, such as prolonged bottle-feeding or using a pacifier beyond infancy, can contribute to dental misalignment. In some cases, trauma to the jaw or face can also lead to crooked teeth.

Problems Due to Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth, medically known as malocclusion, are more than just a cosmetic concern. They can lead to a range of oral health problems that affect both your dental well-being and overall quality of life. Understanding these potential issues can shed light on the importance of seeking appropriate solutions for crooked teeth.

Oral Hygiene Challenges

Misaligned teeth can create nooks and crannies that are difficult to clean effectively. This can lead to plaque buildup, increasing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Despite your best efforts, it’s harder to maintain optimal oral hygiene when teeth are crooked.

Gum Disease

Crooked teeth can create pockets between teeth and gums where plaque and bacteria accumulate, leading to gum inflammation and periodontal disease. Untreated gum disease can have serious consequences for both oral health and overall health.

Excessive Wear and Tear

Uneven pressure on misaligned teeth can lead to excessive wear on certain teeth, causing them to become weaker and more susceptible to damage. This wear and tear can eventually lead to sensitivity and compromised dental function.

Speech Impairments

In some cases, crooked teeth can affect speech patterns by interfering with the proper placement of the tongue and lips during speech. This can lead to speech impediments that affect communication.

Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders

Crooked teeth can disrupt the normal alignment of your bite, leading to strain on your jaw joints. This misalignment can result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, causing jaw pain, headaches, and even difficulty in opening and closing your mouth comfortably.

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Transform Your Smile with Moorooka Dental Care

Crooked teeth not only affect your appearance but can also impact your dental health. From crowded teeth to misaligned bites, our advanced treatments can help you achieve a healthier, more functional smile.

We offer a variety of options to straighten your teeth comfortably and discreetly. Our skilled professionals will work closely with you to determine the best treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and goals.

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Treatment Options for Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can affect not only your appearance but also your oral health. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry offer a variety of treatment options to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. Let’s explore some of the effective solutions available for addressing crooked teeth.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are a time-tested method for straightening teeth. They consist of metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by wires. Over time, these wires are adjusted to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. While they are visible, modern braces are more comfortable and efficient than ever before.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners provide a discreet and convenient option for straightening teeth. Invisalign, a popular brand of clear aligners, uses a series of custom-made, virtually invisible trays to gently shift teeth into alignment. Aligners are removable, allowing for easy cleaning and the freedom to eat without restrictions.

How Long Does It Take to Fix Crooked Teeth?

The time required to fix crooked teeth with traditional braces typically spans 18 months to 3 years, varying based on complexity. Clear aligners, like Invisalign, generally take around 12 to 18 months for most cases. However, these durations depend on factors such as the severity of misalignment, adherence to treatment, and the number of aligner sets needed. It’s recommended to consult an orthodontist to determine the best approach for your specific needs and receive a personalised timeframe.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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