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Adult Orthodontic Treatments: Why its Never Too Late

Braces are small appliances that are attached to the teeth.

This provides a handle-like instrument for the orthodontist to move your teeth and here at South East Orthodontics, we provide our Melbourne patients with discreet and effective solution adult orthodontic treatments. Braces can contain brackets, molar bands, and wires that all contribute to giving you your perfect smile. The brackets used have a square shape that is either silver or tooth coloured which are attached to the front of the teeth. After being placed in the slots of the brackets, the wires provide the necessary encouragement of movement to the teeth. So let’s have a look at the options available to you.

Suresmile Braces

Suresmile is based in America and has taken a modern approach to orthodontics by applying computer technology and robotic machinery to create a treatment plan that will improve the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. The method of treatment involves either the lingual (inner surface) or labial (outer surface) braces.

Our team at South East Orthodontics have a wealth of experience in using the Suresmile system as they have done so since its initial inception.

Lingual Braces & Invisalign – Solutions for All Ages

What often deters people from the use of braces is the physical evidence of the braces themselves. This problem is particularly prevalent in adults who fear that adult braces may interfere with their lifestyle. The perfect smile without the visual evidence of braces is, in fact, attainable, through either the use of lingual braces or Invisalign. Some of these treatments are even available to children and adolescents.

  • Lingual Braces – Lingual braces run along the inside of the teeth giving maximum discretion, as well as effective results. The Incognito Braces are the perfect choice for adults who are trying to avoid the visible inconvenience of standard adult braces. We work in conjunction with the Suresmile treatment plan to make sure your smile is uniquely beautiful, functional and 100% customised to you. Serving the same purpose as traditional braces, the lingual braces straighten your teeth merely from a different position in the mouth.
  • Invisalign – Another avenue we offer is the route of a treatment on the forefront of orthodontic technology. Invisalign treatment involves the fitting of BPA-free plastic aligners that have been individually made specifically for your teeth only. Depending on your prescribed treatment plan, you will change your aligners every 2 weeks, and collect new aligners from your orthodontist every 6 weeks. The aligners work by slowly but surely moving your teeth until they have straightened to a place that your dental provider is satisfied with. The benefits of Invisalign are plentiful, as it allows you to better take care of your oral hygiene than conventional braces. The aligners are removable without damaging your teeth and their progress. The aligners are discreet and also allow you to continue eating your favourite foods that would have otherwise been difficult to clean with braces. Most importantly, they free you from any unnecessary pain or irritation that wires and brackets may have caused you from conventional braces.

Lingual braces and Invisalign in conjunction with the Suresmile treatments provide our patients with an array of discreet solutions to their dental problems. For more information about our orthodontic treatments, or to make an appointment, please click here.