It’s never too late to achieve straight teeth
Research from the Australian Society of Orthodontics indicates that over half of Australians feel self-conscious about their smiles and more than two-thirds were considering orthodontic intervention to improve their smiles. There are various reasons why adults would want to improve the aesthetics and functionality of their smile including:
- Crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth
- Jaw or facial asymmetry
- Excessive spacing
- Realignment before placing dental implants
At AAA Orthodontics, patients are encouraged to achieve the smile of their dreams no matter their age. As orthodontic technology progresses, significant improvements have been made in how we straighten teeth. Gone are the days of having a chunk of metal in your mouth and trying to hide your smile.
Invisalign for adults
Discretion and efficiency are the main priorities for adults wanting straight teeth. Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible choice for patients not wanting to change their appearance for their work or social lives. Invisalign aligners are a series of custom-made plastic trays that fit over your teeth as gentle pressure moves teeth into place, similar to traditional braces.
Incognito braces for adults
Having braces doesn’t mean you have to see them. Incognito braces work the same way as traditional braces but are placed on the tongue side of your teeth instead of the outside. This treatment works in the same efficient and trusted manner as traditional braces with the added advantage of the braces being hidden behind your teeth.
Clear braces for adults
Unfortunately, not every patient wanting straight teeth can receive Invisalign or Incognito braces. With clear braces, the brackets are teeth coloured making them less noticeable than traditional silver coloured braces.
More than just aesthetics
Attaining straight teeth for a dazzling smile may be your biggest reason to get braces, but having straight teeth can also mean a healthy mouth. With straight teeth, you are able to get into those hard to reach crevices between your teeth more easily and help stop the build-up of food and plaque. Plaque is the number one cause of tooth decay and if it’s left to build-up enough, it can cause systemic diseases in the body.
Orthodontic treatment at AAA Orthodontics
The ideology here at AAA Orthodontics is to treat you how we would want to be treated—with courtesy and consideration. We offer advanced technology and techniques with full explanations to help you gauge an understanding of your treatments and what is happening every step of the way.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment for increased functionality or want to change the aesthetics of your look, come in and book an appointment at our Albany Creek or Strathpine practices.