Orthodontic Treatments: Teeth Straightening & Braces
Orthodontics 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 including braces, Invisilign, and porcelain veneers catered to your individual needs.
Whether you’re looking for an impression orthodontist, emergency orthodontists, or just a consultation to completely understand how you can see the best results, Dental Boutique delivers modern techniques and a range of solutions customised to the individual.
Types Of 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 a 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. Whether you need braces on your bottom teeth, top, or both, Dental Boutique will completely customise your orthodontic and dental plan to achieve the best results.
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.
How Do Traditional Braces Work?
Traditional metal braces place pressure on the teeth to move them into their final desired position. They are often the cheapest and fastest treatment option to straighten teeth effectively.
Traditional braces can also be combined with other specialist orthodontic devices to correct jaw alignment and spacing issues.
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 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.
What Is An Alternative To Traditional Braces?
Invisalign can be an ideal solution for patients who would prefer a more discreet yet effective alternative to traditional fixed metal braces when looking to straighten their smile
Invisalign are removable, custom made, clear orthodontic aligners that have a similar completion time to traditional fixed braces. These aligners move your natural teeth with gradual force to achieve your ideal positioning of teeth and smile and help to adjust your bite.
We employ a special technology that allows us to remotely control your treatment in near real-time and utilise a device that enables the treatment time to be reduced by 50%. This makes your Invisalign treatment results at Dental Boutique faster and more efficient, resulting in fewer appointments.
Dental Boutique has been awarded Invisalign Platinum Elite status 3 years in a row — an award given to the top providers of Invisalign.
Invisalign vs Braces Comparison Table
At Dental Boutique we understand that Invisalign and other orthodontic treatment is a lifelong investment and is not easy decision to make.
Here is a quick table to show you the differences at a glance:
|Invisalign aligners 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 difficult to eat certain types of food (e.g. apples, nuts) 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.|
Before deciding on the best orthodontic solution for you, it is important that you consult with one of our friendly team members. We can talk through your options, the advantages and disadvantages of orthodontics, and help you make an informed decision that is best for you.
Other Teeth Straightening Options
Dental Boutique Provides Patients With A Variety Of Options To Straighten Teeth
Not everyone is a suitable Invisalign patient, and not every patient wants Invisalign. At Dental Boutique our main aim is to provide each patient the best treatment for them and their oral health. From traditional braces to lingual braces and Snap-On Smiles, we have options to help you receive the treatment you need.
Other Treatments We Offer:
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. This treatment is great for concealing cosmetic chips, cracks, and gaps. The veneers are made from porcelain because this is a slightly stronger material than bonding and is stain-resistant. Remember: stain-resistant is not stain-proof. Taking care of dental restorations is just as important as taking care of your natural teeth. It’s important to understand that veneers are a cosmetic solution. They will not physically straighten your teeth but they will give you the appearance of a healthy, straight smile.
How much do braces cost?
Dental Boutique offer payment plans starting from $100 per week. The cost of braces may vary based on the severity of damage, the number of teeth that need work, the materials used, and many other factors. For accurate pricing on all orthodondics please call Dental Boutique.
Have More Questions?
We invite you to experience our no obligation cosmetic smile assessment to help guide, educate and confirm if Braces (Orthodontics) is 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.