Adult Treatment

 

Orthodontic treatment is not just for adolescents.  Many people who missed out on having their teeth straightened as a child can still benefit from treatment as an adult.   In fact, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients in Australia are adults!

 

There are many benefits to adults having orthodontic treatment. Some of these benefits can be:

  • Align crooked teeth to create a beautiful smile
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss around particularly crowded teeth
  • Close spaces from missing or extracted teeth
  • Correct functional issues such as difficulty in biting or chewing
  • Reduce the risk of excessive wear to the teeth due to grinding or difficulty in biting
  • Create ideal space for prosthetics or implant teeth
  • Surgical treatment plans to correct discrepancies in the jaws

 

In some of these cases, the orthodontist will need to work with other specialists such as Periodontists (gum specialists), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, or Prosthodontists (implants/crowns/veneer specialists) to achieve the best result.

 

Understandably, many adults can be concerned about the appearance of traditional metal braces. Invisalignsequential plastic aligners can be a great alternative to braces. For more complex cases, where braces are the most suitable option, we offer Damon Cleartooth coloured ceramic braces.  

 

The cost of orthodontic treatment can vary depending on the complexity and length of treatment.  Click here to find out more about our fees and payment plans.