It is never too late to achieve that straight smile! More and more adults are now considering having their teeth straightened because of the advancing technologies that provide faster and more discreet options.
What Are The Orthodontic Options For Adults?
Some of the standard types of braces we offer for adults are:
1. Metal Braces
Probably the most commonly known type, metal braces hold your teeth together using metal brackets and wires. You don’t need to worry much about how this will affect how you look like, as modern metal braces are significantly smaller and less obvious than the traditional ones.
2. Ceramic Braces
A more discreet and subtle option compared to metal braces. They are the same size and shape as the metal braces. However, the brackets for ceramic braces blend naturally with your tooth colour.
3. Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible in your mouth. It seems to be the most comfortable option, you can simply remove it while eating or drinking. Invisalign clear aligners need to be changed every one to two weeks. The orthodontist will give you enough aligners for 6-8 weeks at a time.
What Are The Health Benefits of Straightening Teeth?
Yes, it is great to have a beautiful smile but straightening your teeth also provides a positive impact on improving your oral health. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and exhibit an increase in plaque accumulation. This means more cavities and a greater number of bacteria present in your gums, which leads to gingivitis or more advanced gum disease.
Our specialist orthodontist Dr Paulina will be able to provide you with the best treatment option that suits you. Dr Paulina Lee is an AHPRA registered specialist orthodontist and ASO member.
Call us at (02) 9523 0403 for more information or to book a consultation. We are located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.