If you have always wished for a straighter smile, but don’t want to invest the time and effort into wearing traditional metal braces, you may be wondering if there are any options available to you. While traditional braces remain one of the most popular and effective orthodontic solutions, and are often the best choice when it comes to resolving severe and complex orthodontic cases, there are some alternatives that may be suitable for you. Read on to find out what you can do to address mild misalignment issues and achieve the perfect smile at any age…
If you have a crooked smile, your orthodontist may recommend that you undergo treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign involves the use of a series of invisible, removable clear aligners that are custom-made to suit each individual patient. Invisalign has a number of benefits over traditional braces and because they are so discreet, they are a particularly popular option for adults and teenagers.
If you are willing to consider braces, you might think about getting ceramic braces, rather than traditional metal braces. Just as effective as traditional braces, ceramic braces are much more discreet because their brackets are made from a ceramic or porcelain material. It is possible to choose between a clear material, or one which is colour-matched to the natural shade of your teeth.
Although the best way to address crooked, crowded or gapped teeth is to seek orthodontic treatment, it is possible to straighten one’s smile with the help of dental veneers. Dental veneers are usually made from porcelain, and are designed to fit over the front surface of the teeth in order to conceal cosmetic imperfections. Besides straightening one’s smile, dental veneers can also resolve a range of other issues, including discolouration and chips.
It’s no secret that there are aesthetic advantages to straightening one’s smile — a perfectly aligned smile can go a long way in enhancing one’s overall appearance. But did you know that there are also a number of health benefits to seeking orthodontic treatment, even in the case of minor misalignments?
Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean than straight teeth, and this can lead to an increased risk of various issues, including poor oral hygiene and tooth decay. You may also be at a greater risk of tooth injury if you have crooked or protruding teeth, and many people with misaligned smiles find it difficult to chew and bite with ease and comfort.
By straightening your teeth, it is possible to improve your overall oral health and hygiene, which can result in a cleaner, healthier, more beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment is considered both safe and effective, and is suitable for individuals of all ages. So, if you never had the opportunity to straighten your smile when you were a child or teen, chat to your dentist about the options that are available to you.
If you would like to straighten your smile and are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, we encourage you to come in and see us. At iSmile Orthodontics in Melbourne, we offer Invisalign, which is a highly effective solution and generally achieves excellent results. Our specialist orthodontists are certified Elite Preferred Providers for Invisalign and are also registered with Invisalign Australia.
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign and what the process involves, please have a look here.
We also offer ceramic braces, which are a great option for those who would benefit from orthodontic treatment but would like a less noticeable alternative to metal braces. Ceramic braces can perform complex tooth movements and may be more appropriate than Invisalign if you have a bite-related issue that needs resolving.
If you would like to find out more about ceramic braces and how they work, please have a look here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation with us, please give us a call on 03 9466 8484 or get in touch with us here.