Adult orthodontics have come a long way in recent times.
Here at Instyle Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast, we are dedicated to providing you with excellent treatment and care. Despite what some people think, you are never too old to achieve the straight smile you always dreamed. The idea of braces only being for children and teenagers is now firmly in the past with more and more people over the age of 20 opting for treatment every year.
Orthodontic treatment for adults in the 21st century is far more discreet and comfortable than it has been in years gone by. Some options can even be used at your own convenience. There are a whole host of cosmetic and functional benefits to be gained from adult orthodontics and adult braces – not just a straighter smile.
The advances in dental technologies mean that adult orthodontics can now work more effectively and quickly to help you achieve your goals. These advances also mean that you will have to spend less time at the dentist and less time wearing your retainers or braces. By straightening your teeth, you are also improving your oral health. Teeth that are crooked can be much harder to keep clean with a regular routine of brushing and flossing.
Invisalign Treatment from Instyle Orthodontics
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment for adults that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten and balance your teeth over time. They are custom made and are almost completely invisible (hence their name). Where traditional metal braces may be quite easy to notice, Invisalign offer a far more discreet solution to crooked teeth.
Your aligners are made by using 3D scanning technology that will take a mould of your teeth, these aligners will be used to straighten your teeth over the course of your treatment. The 3D technology will also show you how your teeth will move and shift into alignment over time. You will be required to swap your retainer out every two weeks or so, but you will only have to visit us every six weeks. Although this estimate is dependent on each individual patient’s specific requirements. This also applies to how long the treatment will last, but generally, Invisalign treatment will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
Unlike other adult orthodontic treatments, Invisalign is totally removable which means you can take them out when you need to brush or eat. It should also be noted that not everybody is a suitable candidate and you will need to come in for a consultation so that we can determine whether that is the case.
Lingual or ‘Incognito’ Braces
Lingual braces are a marvel of modern dentistry and are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front. They are completely hidden from view and are just as effective at straightening crooked teeth as traditional metal braces. What they do have in common with traditional braces is that they make use of metal wires and brackets. This method is still the most effective way of correcting one’s smile.
When you come in for your consultation, our team of highly experienced dental professionals will discuss what your expectations and goals are for the treatment and will begin to formulate a plan in order to achieve them. This ensures that you receive the unique care that is required to get the very best results.
After your initial consultation, we will scan your teeth and send the information to headquarters in the US where they will create each bracket individually and shape them to fit your tooth.
As adult orthodontic treatments go, lingual braces are as effective and discreet as you will find and are made from gold alloy. To make an appointment with us, or to find out more about our adult orthodontic treatments, please click here.