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Orthodontics

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What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of “bad bites”, which may be caused by a number of factors including tooth irregularity and disproportionate jaw relationships.

Orthodontic treatment can be carried out to improve aesthetics or function. At Dental Boutique, we provide a range of orthodontic options to cater for your individual needs. Our orthodontics include:

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most well known orthodontic treatment for a reason; they have been successful at treating misaligned teeth for years.At Dental Boutique, our dentists’ use state of the art bracket system, which is customised to each individual patient to provide faster results with fewer appointments and less treatment time for patient comfort. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch-wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces provide a discrete alternative to metal braces and are made of materials that blend with the natural colour of your teeth. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adults patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.Not every patient is a candidate for ceramic braces and your suitability will be determined at the time of your initial consult.If invisibility is your reason for choosing ceramic braces, Invisalign is another potential alternative for you.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are unnoticeable to the eye as they are attached to the back of your teeth. They most often address the six upper and six lower teeth.As the name implies, lingual braces are fitted on the back of the teeth (tongue side) and is completely invisible to your friends and family.Treatment time lasts 4 to 6 months usually but it may be longer depending on your situation.Not every patient is a candidate for lingual braces and your suitability will be determined at the time of your initial consult.If invisibility is your reason for choosing lingual braces, Invisalign is another potential alternative for you.

Invisalign

Invisalign is the ideal solution for patients who would prefer a more discreet yet effective alternative to traditional fixed metal braces when looking to straighten their smileInvisalign are removable, custom made, clear orthodontic aligners that have a similar completion time to traditional fixed braces. We use computer technology to create your custom made changing of aligners according to your biological response from the last. These aligners move your natural teeth with gradual force to achieve your ideal positioning of teeth and smile and help to adjust your bite.

What Is An Alternative To Traditional Braces?

Invisalign Vs Traditional Orthodontics Comparison Table

At Dental Boutique we understand that Invisalign and other orthodontic treatment is a lifelong investment and is not easy decision to make. Before deciding on the best orthodontic solution for you, it is important that you consult with one of our professionals. We can discuss through your options, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and help you make an informed decision that is best for you.

Here is a quick table to show you the differences at a glance:

 

Invisalign Braces
Invisalign alig ners are nearly invisible so it’s difficult for others to notice the treatment.

The wires and brackets of traditional braces are visible.

Most patients may feel pressure in the early stage when starting with the first few Invisalign aligners.

Most patients may feel pain each time braces are adjusted. The metal brackets may also irritate the mouth and cause ulcers.

Invisalign aligners are removable. You can remove them before eating/drinking and easily brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene.

Braces are fixed and not removable during the teeth straightening treatment. This makes it more difficult to eat certain types of food and it can be difficult to clean and floss your teeth with the braces in.

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process, from the beginning to the end, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration. Traditional braces can only give you an estimate of the duration of treatment at the beginning of the treatment process.

Why Orthodontic Treatment At Dental Boutique?

Outcome Based Work

We don’t believe in charging fees based on treatment time. We want you to focus on the results because that’s what we focus on as well. You pay for results and we bring you results. That’s our desire.

Experience & Care

With more than 20 years of clinical dentistry experience, we will ensure your Orthodontic experience is professional, caring and reassuring at the highest level to achieve the best possible result for you. Our caring team is not only passionate about changing smiles but lives. We are with you holding your hand throughout your entire journey.

 

High Customisation

At Dental Boutique, there are no templates. Because every case is unique, our approach will be as well. Our technology allows us to monitor and measure the changes that happen to your teeth even when you aren’t in our clinic. This gives us a full context of all that goes about as we help you through the teeth-straightening journey.

Award-Winning Practice for Anxious Patients

Dealing with anxious patients is common in dental practice. But we make it our mission to help patients deal with anxiety and be as comfortable as possible as we journey together towards your perfect smile. Every patient at our practice has the opportunity to embark on a calm journey to achieve their desired smile.

High Success Rates & Rapid Results

We look for the fastest and most effective path to your desired goal. We don’t like to dilly dally and delay. Whatever brings us to our destination fastest is the route we will take. You’re never going to be left in the dark with us. We take you throughout the whole journey and help you understand all that you would like to know.

Platinum Elite Provider For 3 Years In A Row

As an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider, we bear the seal of compliance to the highest standard of excellence there is. This is a feat our Melbourne clinic dentists take pride in. It’s not for the sake of the award itself. This is our monument of our commitment to providing our patients only the best.

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FAQ

Will the Invisalign treatment be painful?

The force that Invisalign applies to your teeth is gentler and more consistent. But there may be times that there will be some discomfort although this will not be as common as you would have when you have braces adjusted.

Can I get my insurance to cover for my Invisalign treatments?

Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as it would braces. It would be best to contact your insurance agent and see whether you are covered or not.

Have More Questions?

We invite you to experience our no obligation cosmetic smile assessment to help guide, educate and confirm if porcelain veneers are right for you. Our friendly and highly trained team are passionate and meticulous about creating beautiful and lasting smiles

Due to our extensive experience and knowledge, we would discuss all the different options available to you in your unique situation. We believe in supporting our clients in all the decision they make and tailor their treatment to suit each individual’s budget and lifestyle. Each member of our team is committed to serving you, so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything.

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