Emily-Jane Davey very excited to be finished orthodontic treatment and have her bands taken off – here with Dr Mark and Dental Assistant Chloe Williams
Dr Mark Cull of Channon Lawrence Dental has some advice for parents of children who snore and breathe through their mouth.
He says this is a problem not to be ignored, because in children, mouth breathing can cause crooked teeth, facial deformities or poor growth.
Dr Mark was asked, what is different about the way you treat your orthodontic patients?
“I know my patients want straight teeth however I also Iove educating them about the other benefits of what orthodontic treatment will bring for them.
“I assess all my patients to make sure the treatment will optimise their facial balance and ensure their airways will be as clear as possible.”
He explains: “Often when teeth are straightened traditionally, teeth are extracted and the teeth are pulled backwards, narrowing airways. When I plan the treatment I aim to move the teeth forward opening up space for the tongue to sit up and forward clear of the airway.”
Dr Mark has a passion for dentistry and orthodontics and travels all over the world to learn from the best dentists and orthodontists to guarantee he is offering the most up to date and modern dentistry for Gympie.
Dr Mark clarifies traditional orthodontics still have their place but it is important to keep up with new techniques and technologies to ensure patients receive the best quality care.