We believe that early treatment is beneficial when needed, and many patients are pleasantly surprised to find that their treatment can be carried out at an early age. A beautiful smile together with straight teeth that function well can have a tremendous effect on self esteem, self confidence and long term dental health. It is a great investment for life!
If you are self conscious about your teeth or your mates at school tease you, YOU can do something about it. Orthodontics can give you real confidence. Just have a look at the difference it has made to some of our younger patients.
These are the most common type of orthodontic braces. They are often known as ‘train tracks’. The advantages are that they are able to fine-tune the position of the teeth reliably and with modern sophisticated designs, they are smaller and relatively fast acting to reduce treatment time.
The main types of fixed braces are:
- Metal/Stainless Steel Fixed Braces
- Tooth Coloured / Ceramic Braces
Damon braces are fast, fixed cosmetic orthodontic braces using a unique low friction mechanism that minimises the friction and binding associated with conventional braces. These not only result in quicker treatment times but they are also more comfortable. They are available now in a clear ceramic virtually invisible version.
Invisalign Teen® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. With a series of clear removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth, Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. And without brackets and wires, you’ll have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment. Each aligner also comes with a small, inconspicuous Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which helps you know if you’re ready for your next set of aligners.
Invisalign Teen has the added advantage that you can continue brushing and flossing the way you normally do. And without fixed braces, it’s easier to maintain better oral hygiene.
Other Removable braces
Removable braces are custom-made, consisting of a plastic brace with metal wire components. It simply clips onto the teeth and over time, it brings about the required change in their position. It can be easily inserted and removed for cleaning.