Gone are the days when getting braces meant one thing: Today there are plenty of teeth straightening options available
Orthodontics is a growing field of dentistry. Metal braces are no longer the sole teeth straightening solution. Metal braces are also not always the unsightly, unpleasant orthodontic treatment it is thought to be.
At Excel Orthodontics in Adelaide we offer a range of orthodontic treatments to suit your needs or the needs of your child:
- Ceramic Braces
- Metal Braces
- Growth Modification
- Orthognathic Surgery
The orthodontic treatments to help straighten your teeth at Excel Orthodontics
Here’s the quick answer to the title of this article: the one that suits you.
Everyone’s teeth are different, as what might work for a girl of 16 might not necessarily be effective for male of 40 who smokes and drinks.
While a boy or girl of 14 might not care if he or she has got blue metal braces, a businesswoman or businessman might prefer that their clients didn’t see that they were having orthodontic work done.
At Excel Orthodontics in Adelaide we can cater to patients from all walks of life: whether you want braces that are discreet and still effective or traditional metal braces we’ve got the solution for you.
Here’s A Look at Two Orthodontic Treatments that have Helped Millions of People Straighten Their Teeth…
The two most commonly used orthodontic treatments are Invisalign and metal braces.
Invisalign = invisible aligners
Invisalign is for that businessperson we spoke of earlier who doesn’t want their clients to see they’re getting orthodontic work done. Invisalign is an effective way to straighten your teeth without impacting on your lifestyle.
You can take your Invisalign out when you eat and drink, so you don’t have to worry about what you eat. However, you do need to clean your teeth after every time you eat. But at least you can eat sticky, crunchy foods without worrying about getting any of it stuck in your teeth.
Invisalign offers a clear and comfortable alternative to regular braces. For the best results with Invisalign, you should wear the aligners at all times (except when eating, drinking or brushing your teeth).
With Invisalign you’ll be given new aligners every two weeks. These new aligners will gradually straighten your smile. Little by little you’ll watch your teeth straighten into a healthy straight smile.
Also, appointments are quick—you’re in, you get your new aligners, you’re out. However, every six weeks or so you’ll need a longer appointment, this a routine check-up to see the progress the Invisalign has been making on your teeth.
Metal braces aren’t all that bad
While metal braces aren’t Invisalign, they are a proven and cost-effective way to straighten your teeth. At Excel Orthodontics in Adelaide we have found that metal braces are the most popular type because of their functionality and manageable cost. The younger patients like them because they can chose the colour of their braces.
Metal braces are placed directly on the tooth and do need continued looking after—cleaning these braces is a priority while you wear them.
Want to accelerate your orthodontic treatment?
At Excel Orthodontics we offer our patients AcceleDent.
AcceleDent is comfortable, hands-free device. You use it for 20 minutes a day with your braces or Invisalign to accelerate tooth movement.
With just 20 minutes a day the AcceleDent System complements your orthodontic treatment. It does this with the gentle application micro vibrations which accelerate bone remodelling. To learn more about the AcceleDent read the patient brochure.
For more information on our range of orthodontic procedures, or to book an appointment at one of our conveniently located dental practices in South Australia, please do not hesitate to Contact us.