Anybody can get braces in today's world, and thanks to modern orthodontics, people have lots of options. Yes, there are more than one method of straightening teeth, because it is understood that all dental irregularities, whether it be crookedness, a pronounced overbite or an overcrowded mouth, are unique from person-to-person and require customised treatment.
So what do we provide at the Healthy Smile Centre? Both traditional and new-age straightening devices that boast high success rates in creating the perfect smile.
Come down to our practice, the Healthy Smile Centre, for a consultation and to discuss treatment options for your specific condition at your dentist in Zetland.
What are your most popular options?
Braces are no longer the clunky, uncomfortable and ugly devices they were when they were initially developed. The selection of modern straightening aids is vast and cater for people's different needs and lifestyles. Contemporary devices can be discreet and aesthetically pleasing, which is one reason why more and more adults are opting to have their teeth fixed.
The more traditional metal braces can still be provided. However, despite upgrades to their design and functionality, they can be a little inconvenient to wear and are more noticeable.
We offer the Damon straightening system to our patients who do not find conventional methods of teeth straightening appealing.
Damon Braces have similar features to standard braces; the main difference being that slides replace the elastic bands used to hold wires in place.
Using slides rather than bands is advantageous for the following reasons:
Slides are more discreet; a feature that a self-conscious wearer will appreciate.
Slides are lightweight and will not place as much pressure on your teeth, which means less discomfort for you.
Slides are easy to adjust which means less time spent at our dentist office in Zetland and fewer appointments that need to be scheduled.
People complain that treatment time with standard braces is too long. You can shave off five months by using Damon self-ligating braces.
Damon braces have made wearing braces easier, but they are a permanent feature affixed to your teeth. Only dentists can remove them with specialised instruments in-house.
Their permanence is a downside for people who want minimal disruption to their current lifestyle. With Damon braces, you need to watch what you eat and adjust the way you brush your teeth to remove food particles stuck between wires.
Invisalign, on the other hand, are detachable plastic aligners which you can remove from your mouth when needed, such as when you eat and brush your teeth. With the absence of wires, you do not need to worry about the adverse effects of hidden plaque.
While you might have the freedom to remove the device at your discretion; you do need to ensure that you keep them in for around 22 hours every day.
Damon Braces are in some measure discreet but they are still noticeable. On the other hand, Invisalign's plastic retainers are translucent in colour, making them virtually undetectable. For adults needing braces who do not want to draw attention to themselves, Invisalign clear aligners are the perfect device to use.
Are you tired of seeing your crooked teeth every time you look in the mirror or whenever you smile for the camera? Straightening your teeth can be so rewarding at our dentist in Zetland.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.