Braces for Adults
It’s never too late to have the smile you always wanted. Bayside Orthodontist in Melbourne discusses the types of braces available to adults today.
Orthodontics is becoming increasingly more popular for adults nowadays; in fact a recent study published by Harvard Health found that 1 out of every 5 patients is over the age of 18. Adult patients range from those who have always dreamed of a straighter smile to those who have previously undergone orthodontics and their teeth have since shifted. Whatever the problem, we can find a solution.
If you are an adult considering orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you keep a few things in mind before you begin:
- You have stopped growing. That might seem like a given, however many tend to forget that this applies to their mouths too. Your orthodontic journey is likely to take longer than a child or adolescent’s would, as their bodies are still forming and movement is much easier.
- In addition to this, structural changes may require surgery such as palatal expansion.
- Prior to undergoing orthodontic treatment, you will likely need to visit a dentist to ensure that your teeth are in good health. This will ensure that your treatment won’t be impaired by periodontal disease or tooth decay.
At Bayside Orthodontists, we understand that every patient has different needs, which is why we specifically tailor our service to suit the desires of our patients. What’s more, we take the time to assess your teeth and gums to determine what the best course of action is for you and your teeth. We provide all of our patients with personalised orthodontic treatment plans so that you know you’re getting the best treatment available. We offer two different types of orthodontic options for our adult patients:
As the tried and true method of straightening teeth, braces are a fantastic option for achieving your dream smile. At Bayside Orthodontists in Melbourne, we employ the clinically proven Damon System for our patients, which is a self-ligating low friction system. Many of our adult patients tend to be concerned about the cosmetic appearance of braces, which is why we offer clear ceramic brackets, which are far less visible. The Damon System offers a range of benefits and is considered to be at the forefront of orthodontic technology.
Many people are becoming increasingly aware of this orthodontic treatment that is sweeping the globe. It allows patients to straighten their teeth without the need for braces. The treatment involves a series of clear, medical grade plastic aligners that are switched out every two weeks. These aligners gradually shift the teeth in to a more aesthetically pleasing position, and the best part? They are virtually invisible. This treatment will work for most patients; however particularly severe cases may not be good candidates for Invisalign. To discover whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you, you can arrange a consultation with the team at Bayside Orthodontists Melbourne.
At Bayside Orthodontists in Melbourne, almost 40% of our patients are adults. We understand the concerns they have and we work with them to achieve outstanding results. Don’t put up with a smile you’re embarrassed of, make your dream smile happen! Contact us to arrange a consultation and we’ll have you on the road to a beautiful