If you’re ready to get straight teeth without any visible evidence, then lingual braces or Invisalign could be the appropriate treatment for you
In today’s constantly moving, career-driven society, many patients wish to straighten their teeth invisibly with the same results as traditional metal braces. With the continual advancements in the field of orthodontics, two of the most successful and popular options for discreetly straightening teeth are lingual braces and Invisalign.
Lingual braces run along the inside surface of the teeth for added comfort and use similar technology as traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners moulded to your teeth that apply mild pressure throughout the duration of your treatment.
These treatment options are most appealing to adults and those conscious of the interference of braces to their lifestyle. South East Orthodontics offer both lingual braces and Invisalign treatments in their Melbourne practices.
Invisalign can straighten teeth virtually invisibly
The Invisalign system is a highly hygienic orthodontic treatment for patients wanting to achieve straight teeth without traditional metal braces. The innovative technology behind Invisalign is known as SmartForce Technology and they have designed removable custom aligners.
The advanced 3D imaging equipment allows custom made aligners to be created to fit your current and ongoing oral situation. You will be given three to four sets of aligners at a time. The aligners are replaced approximately every two weeks until your teeth are in their final position.
Another reason Invisalign is so popular is due to the breakthrough technology that allows patients to view the results of their treatment on a monitor before commencing treatment. This technology is fully computerised so the patient will know exactly what to expect and know how long the treatment will be.
Lingual braces offer comfort and accuracy
The lingual braces South East Orthodontics offer are Incognito braces. Incognito braces are hidden behind your teeth and are comfortable, completely customised and are effective in fixing any smile.
These braces allow patients to perfect their smile and bite without the inconvenience of the braces being visible to others. Incognito braces can be used in combination with suresmile to reduce the amount of time for your treatment.
The suresmile system offers traditional style braces that run along the inside of the teeth. Suresmile is a contemporary orthodontic treatment that’s aided by computer technology and robotics. The treatment plan is custom designed to improve the appearance and functionality of your smile.
The team at South East Orthodontics are highly experienced at treating smiles with suresmile orthodontics, having used the system since the initial development of suresmile.
Invisalign doesn’t require you to change your lifestyle
The benefits of Invisalign are remarkable. Invisalign requires no metal brackets, wires or sharp protruding edges. It reduces mouth irritation and mild oral sores attributed to traditional braces.
Traditional braces are cemented to your teeth and require a dentist to remove them, but Invisalign aligners are removable so you can continue to eat your favourite foods without the worry.
Undertaking Invisalign treatment also limits the amount of time spent in the dental chair. Visits to South East Orthodontics are reduced to every month or two to check your progress and order new aligners.
Lingual braces can be your secret
Lingual braces offer a solution that is more aesthetically, and cosmetically driven. The appeal of lingual braces is, instead of having metal brackets bonded on the front side of your teeth; these metal braces are customised to bond at the back of the teeth so they remain invisible when smiling.
They are a cosmetic alternative to those who want their teeth corrected, without the metal look when they smile.
If patients keep a good oral hygiene routine and reduce their sugar intake during orthodontic treatment, then damage such as white marks, decalcification and decay should not be a problem.
Straight teeth at South East Orthodontics
South East Orthodontics are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care for your smile. They offer several types of treatment options to personalise your needs using the most appropriate techniques.
South East Orthodontics will discuss with you your needs and tailor a treatment program that’s as individual as you are.
For more information on Invisalign or lingual braces, or to book a consultation, contact South East Orthodontics today.