Orthodontics Brisbane – Making The Right Choice For Your Needs
Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. There are now a range of teeth straightening solutions for adults and children available from the Brisbane orthodontics providers – Australia Dental.
Now it’s not just children who can enjoy a straighter, more beautiful smile! Today, many of our adult patients too are looking for teeth straightening methods that can give them an attractive, more radiant smile. Your Brisbane Orthodontic general dentist aims to diagnose, prevent and treat problems related to the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Orthodontic service providers Brisbane wide can use a variety of methods, either to alter the growth of young jaws, correct a bad bite, or simply straighten your teeth to give you a more beautiful smile. Children’s and teenagers’ developing bones make early orthodontic treatment especially effective. But with the help of our cutting-edge Brisbane orthodontic treatments, adults too can have their bite problems fixed and their teeth straightened, comfortably and unobtrusively.
Misaligned teeth can affect our lives in many ways, from eating difficulties to confidence-crushing cosmetic concerns. Luckily you no longer have to put up with crooked teeth. Thanks to a stunning new smile, you’ll find your self-esteem and confidence are boosted, your mouth’s overall health and function are improved, and your overall facial appearance is enhanced. While braces and other straightening solutions do require some self investment, the results are simply incredible.
If you’ve been searching online for terms like, ‘Brisbane Orthodontics‘, ‘Orthodontist Brisbane‘, ‘Brisbane Orthodontist‘, ‘Orthodontists Brisbane‘ or ‘Orthodontics Brisbane‘, you’ll find a wide variety of providers, but once you’ve spoken with the team at Australia Dental, you’ll see why so many of our patients have chosen us for their orthodontic care.
We have a passionate group of general orthodontic dentists with an deep interest in the area along with advanced education in orthodontics that cater to most treatment needs.
We also have wonderful referral relationships with multiple Brisbane and Redcliffe orthodontists should your treatment be of a complexity that requires additional support.
When you need the best Brisbane Orthodontic care and advice from a leading general dentist, talk to the team at Australia Dental first. We’re happy to discuss options for you or you your little ones and create a customised orthodontic treatment plan to fit exactly with your needs. Book in with Australia Dental today. If you want to take a look at a few of the teeth straightening options on offer and some of the more common reasons as to why the treatment is typically needed, we’ve provided some additional information just for you!
Common Treatment Needs – Orthodontics Brisbane
There are many reasons people seek out teeth straightening treatments. Some people are naturally born with small jaws or crooked or protruding teeth or they may simply wish to have some adjustment of their teeth alignment. Here are just a few of the more common reasons you might seek the care of a Brisbane Orthodontic General Dentist like ours.
1. Gaps Between Teeth
If you have had teeth extracted and as a result now have extra space in your mouth, you may find that there are large gaps starting to show. Spacing issues can lead to gum problems as teeth have less protection. If this is the case for you, it’s advisable that you seek the care of a Brisbane orthodontic general dentist to help you address these concerns.
2. Overbite & Underbite
An overbite is another common reason why people look for Brisbane orthodontics solutions. This occurs when the top or upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. Ongoing problems can present later in life and cause uneven wear on the bottom teeth. The opposite situation, an underbite, can be just as problematic and painful unless resolved.
3. Overcrowded Teeth
If you were born with a relatively small jaw, there may be a problem with overcrowding when there is simply a lack of room for all of your teeth to fit as required. Left unaddressed, you can have severely crooked teeth and this can lead to further complications with dental hygiene. If this is the case for you, talk to one of the Australia Dental Brisbane Orthodontic General Dentists today, so we can begin planning your treatment.
So, What Brisbane Orthodontics Solutions Are Available?
1. Traditional Metal Braces
There are a number of teeth straightening options on the market including traditional orthodontics, also known as metal braces. These are a tried and tested method commonly used providing a very effective solution. Typically treatment can take up to two years and requires metal brackets and wires to be attached to your teeth. These are gradually adjusted or tightened overtime, moving your teeth into the most ideal position. The brackets and wires used can take some time to get accustomed to and can irritate the mouth. Because they cannot be removed before eating, patients need to make an extra effort to clean them well.
Invisalign is one of the newer teeth straightening solutions available, which uses a clear plastic aligner or mould to realign teeth. Individually made and designed to fit the shape of each patient’s mouth, this process can also take up to 2 years but offers a range of advantages over traditional braces. Patients are able to remove the aligner when eating and therefore it allows for continual brushing and flossing with benefits to your oral hygiene routine. In addition, because the aligner is clear, patients feel less self conscious about wearing it and about the whole teeth straightening process overall.
3. Incognito Braces
Another treatment that is available for discussion with your Brisbane orthodontic general dentist is the use of ‘incognito braces’. These are designed to be placed behind your teeth so they are completely invisible. They are a slim lined design however do not suit all situations. Depending on how much re-aligning is needed, this solution may not offer the result you are after.
4. Colourful Braces – Clarity Advanced
You may have seen young adults opting for colourful braces. For those that are not at all concerned with the look that braces give, clarity advanced braces allow for brackets to be fitted to teeth much in the same way as traditional braces, but they can be clear or coloured, depending on your preference. This more slim lined treatment is slightly more expensive than metal braces but is always an option worth discussing with your dentist.
Veneers are not your typical teeth straightening solution however depending on the severity of concerns you have with your teeth, porcelain veneers may be all you need to straighten minor dental problems. Your Brisbane Orthodontic general dentist is the best person to advise you. It is important to note that porcelain veneers are not braces. They are thin layers of porcelain, which are applied to teeth to permanently fix uneven or misshaped teeth. They are also a great way to address spots of discolouration that may be visible, especially on front teeth. Veneers are a less expensive permanent solution, however they are not a solution for someone who requires a full mouth re-alignment. They can be colour matched to your existing teeth and therefore virtually undetectable. If you do plan to have your teeth whitened, however, it is important to note that the veneer will not change colour. This could be a limitation well worth discussing with your dentist.
6. Orthodontic Retainers
Patients commonly ask if there need for a retainer after orthodontic treatment is completed. In most cases patients are required to wear an orthodontic retainer after braces are removed and the teeth straightening process is completed. This helps to ensure teeth remain in the correct position. Depending on your unique situation the retainer may be permanent or removable. Your Brisbane orthodontic dentist will be the best person to advise you on what is required at the time.
Ask Your Brisbane Orthodontic Dentist
Are you looking for a teeth straightening solution and considering one of the more common treatments available? The best way to find out what options are most appropriate for your teeth and whether or not teeth straightening is in fact the right dental treatment to choose, chat to one of our general orthodontic dentists at Australia Dental. Realigning teeth is more than just cosmetic. Teeth that are not aligned correctly are actually more prone to cavities, uneven wear and may cause long-term issues that could be prevented. Expert advice is the best way to know. Modern technology offers many great options for both children and adults and the team at Australia Dental will make sure that all the latest services are available for patients. You’re never too old to have your teeth straightened and regain a healthy smile!
Make a start today and contact Australia Dental to chat to a leading Brisbane orthodontist and seek personal advice regarding the best treatment for your needs. Our friendly team are always available to take your call and work to solve all of your dentistry needs. Contact the Australia Dental team for a personalised consultation today or book online.
Do you have an Orthodontist (Specialist) on the Team?
Currently we do not have a Brisbane based orthodontist “specialist dentist” based at Australia Dental.
We do however have a general dentist on the team who is able to successfully address most cases through their advanced orthodontic training.
We also have strong referral partnerships with local specialist orthodontists should the complexity of your case demand it.