Braces and Invisalign
Braces are no longer just for children. These days, adults are opting to have braces fitted to improve the look and function of their teeth. It has been shown that teeth can be realigned at any age, as long as the gums are healthy and the bone structure is strong.
So whether you are an adult who has decided to do something about your crooked teeth to improve your smile and general appearance, or you have been told your child will need braces to correct a misalignment, you can do no better than consult one of our specialist dentists at Era Health Dental Clinic in the Melbourne CBD.
Braces are not simply fitted for cosmetic reasons in adults. Although it is usually with the idea of improving their appearance that initially brings an adult for an orthodontic consultation, the results can also provide improved general health, less tooth decay and reduced gum and bone loss. This means that braces for adults are both therapeutic and cosmetic.
Improved techniques and appliances mean a reduction in the discomfort often associated with wearing braces. The frequency of dental visits and a shortened treatment time are other advantages of the modern methods.
At the initial appointment, you will be able to discuss your concerns with a qualified dentist. After a thorough examination, we will be able to advise you on the most effective treatment for your individual needs. We will outline for you the complete treatment plan, how long it is likely to take and the approximate cost. All your questions will be answered and your concerns addressed.
Invisalign is a new dental appliance that is virtually invisible. This type of braces involves wearing a series of clear aligners that are changed every two weeks. These are custom-made for your teeth and make small changes to the position of your teeth as you wear them. Each aligner is designed to move the teeth a little more so that over the treatment period your teeth will gradually be straightened.
The main advantage of Invisalign is the fact that they are virtually invisible when worn. This means that there is less discomfort and embarrassment during the treatment period, making the wearing of braces an option for more people. Some adults would love to straighten their teeth but their occupation precludes them from wearing unsightly braces. Invisalign is the answer. Another advantage is there are no wires or metal to catch and irritate your mouth, making them very comfortable to wear.
To find out whether you are a suitable candidate for the Invisalign system or to discuss any concerns you might have about your teeth, phone Era Health Dental Clinic in the Melbourne CBD today. Call 03 9944 6200 for an appointment.