Adult Orthodontics for Straighter Teeth
There are a few options when it comes to straighter teeth to correct your smile. Basically you can choose from fixed or removable devices. Both help move teeth and affect the growth of the jaws by placing gentle pressure on your teeth as they move in your jaw.
Your orthodontic treatment options consist of:
Invisible Braces are smaller, lighter and show no metal like old traditional braces. They come in a tooth coloured and are almost clear which is usually preferred by adults. Fixed to your teeth with brackets, elastic bands and an arch wire. Dr Linc will adjust your Invisible Braces every 4-6 weeks depending on the treatment you require.
Invisalign is a set of custom-made clear plastic aligners, which are designed to shift your teeth into the ideal position. About every 6 to 8 weeks you are required to switch to a new set of aligner trays, repeating this until your teeth are in the correct position.
Traditional Metal Braces
Fixed to your teeth with metal brackets, elastic bands and an arch wire. Metal brackets are glued to the front of your tooth and used to anchor the arch wire and elastic bands. The arch wire is tightened to put tension on your teeth so they gradually move in the ideal position.
These braces that are placed on the underside of your teeth (next to the tongue and roof of your mouth) Lingual Braces work in a similar way to Invisible Braces as teeth are straightened using a continuous gentle pressure to help them slowly move into the ideal position. Dr Linc doesn’t recommend Lingual Braces often for many reasons, however he is happy to discuss your preferences with you during your consultation.
Although a little discomfort is usually expected during orthodontic treatment, Invisible Braces are more comfortable than they have ever been before. Dr Linc uses the latest orthodontic techniques and materials have been developed to move teeth in a shorter period of time.