More and more adults are turning toward orthodontics to have their teeth straightened, repaired, and have a winning smile. Around 80 per cent of orthodontists report an increase in adult patients, and over half of them say this is because of increased awareness.
Almost half of all Australians place orthodontics over any other form of facial cosmetic alterations highlighting the importance adults are putting on their smiles.
Forget everything you know about braces and dental alignment. The cliched metal braces typically used to repair teenage smiles in decades have been superseded by an almost invisible and painless alternative procedure.
Dental aligners are a set of clear, removable appliances that gradually move teeth into the correct position. They’re made from thin, flexible plastic and can be removed for eating or brushing your teeth.
These clear aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth and don’t require any drilling or anesthesia. Instead, you wear them at night and remove them during the day – so you can eat normally.
And they can be used to correct a range of dental issues, including over-crowded teeth, bite and jaw alignment and traumatic bite (which can cause damage to your teeth).
The Benefits of Aligners Compared to Traditional Braces
You may be wondering what the difference is between braces and aligners. We’ll break it down for you here. Braces are metal brackets bonded to your teeth and tightened by a wire threaded through them to move them into place.
Aligners are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth and can be removed easily when eating or brushing your teeth. They work by slowly moving your tooth position until they reach their desired location without any discomfort or pain whatsoever.
The benefits of using aligners over braces include less time spent with orthodontic treatment, no need for anesthesia during treatment, no risk of gum disease from wires poking at gums, more comfortable than traditional metal brackets on the inside of one’s mouth, and removable, so there is never any worry about food getting stuck under an appliance while eating.
If you’re looking for an easy way to straighten your teeth without all the hassle of traditional metal braces, then it sounds like this might be the right option for you.
Dental Alignment: How it Works
Getting fitted for clear aligners is simple – it begins with a painless and straightforward 3D scan of your teeth, where you will be able to view a computer rendition of how your aligner will improve your smile over six months.
You will get to keep this 3D modelling of your treatment while the scans are sent to our lab, where aligners perfectly moulded to your mouth will be engineered. These are then shipped straight to your door, ready to pop in. After six months, you will have a brand new smile.
You can finally get that perfect smile you always wanted without having to go through years of uncomfortable orthodontics treatments. With just one visit, we will be able to provide you with a beautiful smile for life.
All it takes is one appointment, and our team will take care of everything else for you. We are confident that this treatment is suitable for anyone who wants straighter teeth but doesn’t want the hassle of traditional braces or invasive surgery.