We offer a full range of orthodontic treatments including early interceptive treatment, fixed and removable plates, metal braces and Invisalign clear braces for all ages. We also offer early assessment for dental development to fix problems early before they begin, such as shallow breathing and reverse swallowing. Allergies and bad habits can have a very big impact on the underdevelopment of the dental arch shape leading to crooked and crowded teeth.
There is more to having a straight, even smile than just aesthetics. When teeth are aligned properly, there are usually fewer nooks and crannies for plaque to build up, and brushing and flossing effectively can be easier. The often means a smile that is healthier.
With today’s orthodontics, there are options that can fit into your lifestyle—regardless of your age. At our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental clinic, we offer traditional orthodontics and Invisalign clear braces.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible—even to someone sitting across from you. Instead of brackets and wires to move teeth into the desired position, a series of customised aligners are used to gently nudge the teeth into place. Dr Emmanuel Pertsoulis will provide you with several sets of aligners that you will swap out on a predetermined schedule. Over time—usually from 12 to 18 months—you will be able to watch your smile become straighter as you follow your dentist’s instructions.
Invisalign treatment requires compliance in order for treatment to be successful, and your dentist will usually recommend you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day.
Benefits of Invisalign
In addition to its discreet look, Invisalign offers our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental patients other benefits:
- Because you remove the aligners for eating and cleaning your teeth, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. Brushing and flossing will be no different than before you started treatment.
- Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligners are comfortable, and there is no metal to cause abrasions on the soft tissues of your mouth.
- Without wires, there are no adjustments, so you can enjoy the convenience of fewer trips to the dental clinic.
- You can watch your teeth as they become straighter.
For some patients, traditional orthodontics will provide the best outcomes, particularly when the alignment of the teeth and the way you bite your teeth together need to be corrected. When we do not correct a bite that is misaligned, this can lead to long-term dental problems as well as jaw and head pain.
Most of us are familiar with this type of braces, which are the traditional metal-wire-and-bracket orthodontics worn by kids and adults alike. With this type of appliance, the brackets are cemented into place on the teeth to hold a thin metal wire in place. Every 4-6 weeks, patients must visit their dentist for adjustments as the wires gently move teeth into the desired position.
Other Types of Orthodontics
Our Maroubra Junction, NSW dental surgery offers a variety of orthodontic treatments, depending on the age and needs of the patient:
- Early interceptive and Myobrace treatment
- Fixed and removable plates
- Ceramic braces
Find out more about orthodontics for children, teens and adults at Maroubra Family Dental. Dr Pertsoulis and other associate dentists will be happy to go over your options for a straight, healthy and comfortable smile.