Yes. We are an adult dental clinic and provide a range of treatment options.
No! Braces are not just for teenagers. A growing number of the adult population are having their teeth straightened and cosmetically enhanced. If your teeth are in good condition and you have good bone support, teeth can be moved with orthodontics. If your teeth are not in great condition, we can provide you the necessary general dental care and hygiene and get you ready to receive braces.
Crowded teeth are more difficult to brush and floss, potentially leaving plaque deposits uncleaned. Plaque contains bacteria which can cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Teeth can move due to a variety of reasons:
- Uncontrolled gum disease
- Clenching and grind habits
- Not wearing your retainers
- Inadequate retainers made
- Broken retainers
We can shed more light on this when you attend for your consultation. You may need to undergo a short-term treatment of orthodontics to straighten your teeth again. We will discuss your fixed retention options so that your teeth don’t shift position again.
There is no reason to be embarrassed. In fact, it shows the world that you are health conscious and take pride in your appearance! We will consult you confidentially behind closed doors and discuss your treatment options with you.
These traditional braces, also known as “train tracks”, straighten teeth with the concept of metal brackets attached to the teeth and being held in place with a metal wire.
Similar in function to metal braces, but instead of metal showing, the brackets are white in colour. As the name suggests, the average treatment time for patients having Six Month Smiles braces is 6 months.
Clear removable retainers are worn everyday which straighten the teeth.
Lingual braces or hidden braces are stuck behind your teeth so that no one knows that you are wearing braces.
After you’ve finished your teeth straightening treatment, we need to retain the position of your new teeth. Retainers are removable appliances that are usually worn at night to ensure your teeth are kept in a fixed position.
After you’ve finished your teeth straightening treatment, we need to retain the position of your new teeth. A small metal wire (discreet) is permanently attached behind your teeth and this locks the teeth in position.
Braces treatment can take as little as 4 months or as long as 2 years. It all depends on the complexity of the case and what you wish to achieve. Six Month Smiles is the most common brace system we use at our clinic. As the name suggests, the average treatment time is 6 months.