Adult Orthodontics from $3500
Invisalign from $4800
Payment plans are available through National Dental Plan
Have you had the treatment planned for braces?
Have some of your teeth been sentenced for serial extractions? Are you happy with that thought?
What if there was another way? Would you consider it?
If you could prevent this whole process, would you seize that opportunity?
A different approach to traditional orthodontics
Traditionally orthodontics has been purely focused on straightening teeth by whatever means possible. This would usual mean pulling out several teeth in order to alleviate any crowding and then pulling teeth back to close the gaps. This would also mean straightening teeth without regard for the facial appearance and facial profile.
Lips are supported by the teeth so if you pull teeth back, lip support is lost resulting in a “flatter” facial appearance.
What is the point of pulling teeth out and making the remaining teeth straight as possible if you end up with a damaged face?
At the Healthy Smile Centre, while making the teeth straight and aesthetically pleasing is a goal, the priority is in creating beautiful faces and beautiful healthy smiles.
The only way this is achievable is to address the issue of why the teeth have become crooked in the first place. This can only be answered by holistically assessing a persons general and oral health, airway assessment, breathing patterns, and, myofunctional and parafunctional habits ie how one uses their facial muscles.
The teeth are attached to the head which is attached to the body. Surrounding the teeth are muscles which are also attached to the head and body and so it becomes highly relevant and important that any orthodontic issues be addressed holistically not be simply a matter of “yes you can get braces”.
Orthodontics provides both an aesthetic and functional enhancement to your smile. In a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of people surveyed thought of a smile as an important social asset. 74% of people surveyed thought an unattractive smile could adversely affect a person’s chances for employment and success.
Having an unattractive smile lowers self-esteem and self-confidence, potentially lowering one’s chances to succeed in life.
Having a straight smile not only looks good, feels great but is also far easier to clean and maintain decreasing your chances of gum disease, dental decay, bite problems, snoring and sleep apnoea.
At the Healthy Smile Centre we provide both traditional and clear braces. We use the revolutionary self-ligating braces by the Damon system, as it provides optimal results and patient comfort as they move teeth via light and gentle forces.
We all want to look younger and maintain our youth. We spend millions each year on facial creams, drink products not even our pet dog would drink, buy clothes then come home and wonder why, and, inject our faces with dermal fillers and botox, all in the name of finding that elixir of youth.
However, all these “answers” are not solutions and are not permanent. We need to understand that ageing is a natural process we need to grasp however, there are ways to age gracefully.
Straightening your teeth may help you look younger but people with dentures have straight teeth – we want a natural smile.
As long as you have healthy gums and teeth, you can have braces at any age. When you undergo orthodontic treatment with the revolutionary Damon system, you not only straighten but affect the facial bones and soft tissues as the skull is a 3D structure – what we call a bracellift. With our skill we can transform your teeth into a great, natural smile giving you that youthful look.
The Damon System
Traditional braces are tied in with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.
Invisalign/ Truline (clear aligners)
There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear the traditional unsightly metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth.
If traditional braces aren’t for you and you require a more aesthetic solution, we also provide orthodontics using clear aligners. We are currently using the Invisalign system.
Straightening teeth using clear aligners are not suitable for anyone so contact Healthy Smile Centre today for a consultation today.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Contact us for more information