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Why You Should Consider Adult Braces

It is never too late to straighten your smile.

With adult braces from South East Orthodontics in Melbourne, we can achieve fantastic results whatever your age. The great thing about recent developments in adult orthodontics is that they have been able to retain and even improve on the functional aspects of treatment, while also being far more discreet than their earlier counterparts. As orthodontists, we are the best-qualified people to diagnose and treat any problems you may have with regards to the alignment of your teeth and jaws. At South East Orthodontics, our comprehensive range of adult orthodontic treatments can help to straighten your smile in later in your life.

Orthodontic treatment has often been wrongly painted as a solution to problems in our adolescence exclusively. Thankfully, many people are now realising that this is not the case and that there really is no age limit with regards to receiving adult orthodontic treatment and adult braces. Adult braces have changed with the times as much as any part of dentistry and there is no longer the need to endure the chunky metal braces of days gone by. So many people are now opting for adult braces and taking the opportunity to straighten their smile because we can now do it so effectively and discreetly with treatment that is barely noticeable to the naked eye.

What are the benefits of adult braces?

As we mentioned previously, many patients decide to get adult braces in order to improve the appearance of their smile but there are a lot of other benefits to be had from straightening your teeth. If you maintain a high standard of oral hygiene and receive quality dental care there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to keep all of your teeth for the rest of your life and straight teeth can be vital in this. Straight teeth can have an immensely positive impact on your oral health for a number of reasons. Firstly, cleaning crooked or misaligned teeth is far more difficult and often the gaps and crevices between can’t be reached with any amount of brushing or flossing.

This means that your teeth are more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay as the bacteria that cause periodontal disease are allowed to flourish. Gum disease is not only harmful to your oral health but your general health as well and can even put you at risk of heart disease. Adult braces can correct the crooked teeth that can cause you to chew abnormally and eventually lead to premature tooth wear and gum recession.

Adult orthodontics from South East Orthodontics

Here at South East Orthodontics, we have a comprehensive range of adult braces and orthodontic treatments that can straighten your teeth. Depending on the nature of your concerns, we offer a tailored treatment plan that can help you achieve your ideal smile. Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to make more minor adjustments to your smile and is almost completely invisible to the naked eye, hence their name. These aligners are created from detailed moulds of your teeth and worn over the course of the day to shift your teeth into their desired position.

As adult orthodontic treatments go, Invisalign is as discreet as it gets and if that is something that is influencing your decision then they could be the treatment for you. Lingual braces, also known as incognito braces, are attached to the inside of your teeth rather than the outside and are nothing short of a dental marvel. They offer all the benefits of traditional braces with the simple difference that they are almost entirely unnoticeable and are able to make major changes to the dynamics of your teeth. If you need major orthodontic work but want a less intrusive solution to crooked teeth, then Lingual braces are a fantastic option.

To find out more about our range of adult braces and orthodontic treatments, please download our guide here.