Maroubra Family Dental

Am I too old for orthodontics?

At Maroubra Family Dental, we believe you are never too old for a straighter smile. What most people don’t realise is that having straight teeth is about more than just having a pleasing smile. Teeth that are properly aligned are often easier to take care of because they are easier to brush and floss thoroughly.

We offer traditional wire-and-bracket metal braces and clear ceramic braces, which can resolve most orthodontic problems on children, teens and adults. We assess children at a young age—usually around seven—to determine whether an interceptive device today can stave off more complex orthodontic treatment later.

We understand, however, that many adults are not interested in a mouth full of metal when they are attending board meetings or job interview. To that end, we offer Invisalign clear braces, which fit in well with most adult lifestyles. Whether you missed out on braces when you were younger, or if you have experienced orthodontic relapse as an adult, Invisalign provides a discreet yet effective way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move the teeth into the desired position. The clear plastic aligners are barely noticeable, so people don’t have to feel self-conscious while they are straightening their teeth.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.