Orthopaedic Orthodontics

We are proud of having a family-friendly dental clinic that offers paediatric dental care designed to create a stable foundation for the future of your child’s smile.

Modern dentistry and orthodontics have improved dramatically over recent decades and have improved the way we guide oral growth and development. Just a generation ago, extractions and years of orthodontic treatment with braces were the only options for problems such as overcrowding, underdeveloped jaws and speech dysfunction.

Orthopaedic Orthodontics for Healthy Development

At Oasis Smiles Dental, we offer orthopaedic treatment with appliances and traditional braces at our privately owned and operated North Tamworth dental clinic to help children enjoy proper development and its many benefits.

  • Attractive facial features
  • Broad, aligned smiles
  • Healthy jaw joints
  • A balanced bite
  • Fewer serial extractions
  • Reduced wear and sensitivity
  • Correct speech patterns
  • Comfortable function

We welcome children from their very first dental visit, and Dr Raditaolana will include developmental monitoring as your child grows to help them avoid many of the oral conditions that cause problems later in life.

Interceptive (Phase I) Orthodontics

Many people associate braces with teens, but as part of our comprehensive approach to children’s dentistry, we evaluate children at around age seven, while they are still growing and before all permanent teeth erupt. By solving orthodontic issues while children are developing, we can often avoid lengthy orthodontic treatment during childhood, and even prevent the need for orthodontic extractions in the future.

Functional palatal expanders – Palatal expanders guide the growth of jawbones to prevent overcrowded and overlapping teeth.

Phase I orthodontics – Braces during early childhood can guide permanent teeth and bone development to eliminate occlusal (bite-related) issues and temporomandibular (jaw joint) dysfunction.

Behaviour modification – Dr Raditaolana works closely with parents to reduce habits that can have a negative impact on bone development and teeth alignment.

Addressing orthodontic conditions in early childhood helps little ones achieve a stable foundation for a healthy smile, and our dentists are here to help.

Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

Braces during teen years are so common; they are nearly a rite of passage into adulthood. When older children and teens have all of their permanent teeth, braces can ensure proper alignment and a healthy bite by addressing many common misalignment issues.

  • Overcrowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Uneven spacing
  • Gappy smiles
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protrusion

Traditional orthodontic treatment uses brackets attached to teeth and an adjustable wire to guide teeth into proper alignment. Elastics and external guidance, such as headgear, assist with guiding teeth. Regular adjustment appointments with Dr Daniel Raditaolana or Dr Naledi Mosarwa will result in ideal alignment. 

Treatment times depend on individual needs, and our experienced dentists will organise a customised treatment plan for each patient based on individual needs and goals for their smile.

Orthodontic Retainer Use 

If you are an adult who had braces in your youth and failed to wear a retainer, you know all too well what can happen. Orthodontic relapse wastes both time and money, which is why we will recommend retainer use after you complete your treatment.

We Invite You to Contact Us 

We provide reliable orthodontics and clear braces for North Tamworth families and welcome new patients of all ages.  We offer orthodontic evaluations for children, teens and adults.