Your smile is our priority and now with more orthodontic options to choose from, Wahroonga Family Dental Centre has the perfect treatments for you to straighten your smile without anyone noticing.
What are my choices?
Straightening your smile is no longer limited to chunky metal brackets and wires that run along the front of your smile for all to see. Here at Wahroonga Family Dental Centre, we can give you the chance to straighten your teeth using discreet transparent aligners or lingual braces.
You are never too old to straighten your smile! Recent studies have revealed almost 50% of participants believe the smile is the first thing they notice about someone when they meet them and is the feature of a person that is most memorable. If you’re feeling your smile is a little outdated and could use a little straightening out, transparent aligners could be the right orthodontic treatment for you.
What are the benefits?
Invisible aligners compared to other treatments have a heap of perks that make them more appealing:
- Brush and floss as normal
- Hard for those around you to notice
- Can be removed from time to time
- Custom fitted to your smile
- No diet restrictions
No diet restrictions could arguably be the best thing about transparent aligners. Most other options require changes in eating habits because most sticky, gooey foods can become trapped in regular orthodontic treatments and are generally taboo.
Since the treatment uses a series of trays over time and is not fixed to your teeth, transparent aligners can help you go about your daily life as usual with only a few alterations to functionality and appearance.
Although the technique still uses wires and metal, lingual braces straighten your smile from the other side of the teeth. This keeps the brackets hidden while still correcting your alignment problems.
What are the benefits?
Lingual braces can benefit the patient in a variety of different ways:
- Hidden from view
- Can be said to be more comfortable
- Treatment is effective
- Good for those who are involved with contact sports
This treatment, when compared to other treatments with braces, provides a far less visible option. They straighten from behind the teeth and can correct a variety of different problems. Although the treatment is fixed to your teeth and likely could need some changes in diet, they have also been known to correct more complex alignment faults.
Your orthodontic options
Both treatments are clinically proven to achieve results for patients but all the orthodontic treatments depend on the type of correction needed. For example, where a complex bite problem exists, our professionals here at Wahroonga Family Dental Centre may need to suggest a different treatment that cannot be solved with transparent aligners or lingual braces.
What if my bite cannot be corrected with these treatments?
Not to worry! We also offer tooth coloured ceramic braces. Although they still run along the outside of your smile, ceramic braces offer a less noticeable option by replacing the metal brackets that are used for traditional braces with tooth coloured brackets.
To find out more about our treatment options available to help you update your pearly whites with orthodontics, book a consultation with our friendly team here at Wahroonga Family Dental Centre today for a smile assessment.