What are orthodontic treatments?
While braces and orthodontic procedures are often associated with children and teenagers, many adults also seek out orthodontic solutions to correct unaddressed issues from their youth or from maturational changes. Orthodontic treatments are a safe, effective an affordable solution that can help improve your oral health and smile.
Types of orthodontic Treatment
- Braces are the most common “fixed appliance”. Braces use wires, brackets, and bands that can be adjusted over time to improve the alignment of teeth. While most people associate braces with lots of metal and wires this is not the case. Advances in orthodontic treatments have made bracers smaller, subtler and more comfortable than traditional braces. Modern braces can also come in tooth colours or in clear ceramic colours that give a much more natural appearance.
- Lingual braces are braces that function like traditional braces however, they sit at the back of your teeth instead of the front. They are a great option as they provide a completely invisible orthodontic treatment. While they are usually more expensive and can take longer to fit, they are an incredibly effective solution for those looking for a discrete treatment to achieve a perfect smile.
- Invisalign is the worlds most advanced clear aligner and is a very discrete removable alternative to braces. Invisalign can help correct teeth that crooked, misaligned or even crowded teeth.
Conditions commonly treated with orthodontics
- Underbite & Overbite
Do I need orthodontic treatment?
If you feel as though you need orthodontic treatment it is best to see a dentist. Our dentists use a combination of visual inspections as well as several diagnostic tools along with a clinical exam to determine if orthodontics is the right solution for you. Once reviewed our experienced dentists will be able to discuss potential treatment options for you. To book a consultation with our friendly and caring dentists contact us today.