Only a few years ago, traditional braces were the only option for orthodontic treatment; the dentistry industry has made massive leaps forward in teeth straightening treatments. The most common treatments include traditional Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces, Invisalign and SureSmile Clear Aligners.
Metal Braces are used to correct malocclusions in the teeth – this includes anything from crowded or crooked teeth to a misaligned jaw. They involve metal, wires and bonding materials to attach the braces to the teeth. Braces work by exerting constant pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into the correct position. Traditional Metal Braces are a highly effective treatment method and are generally most popular for children and adolescence, as well as adults.
Ceramic Braces work in the same way as Metal Braces but are made of a ceramic, tooth coloured material, making them less noticeable than metal braces. Generally, they are slightly more costly than Metal Braces. However, are still popular for people who prefer a more discrete look.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to dental braces. The treatment involves the use of 3D computer imaging technology to create a series of clear aligners,; which are changed every two weeks, to gradually move the teeth into a beautiful, healthy smile. Invisalign is quickly growing in popularity, especially amongst adults, as they are far less noticeable than traditional braces.
SureSmile Clear Aligners work in the same way as Invisalign. This treatment involves the wearing of clear transparent aligners, changed regularly, to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Again, SureSmile Clear Aligners are popular for adults due to their discrete nature.
Choosing the treatment option to suit your dental requirements is not so simple as reading this blog post and deciding what you would prefer. Some treatment methods are better at dealing with certain dental malocclusions. Therefore, the best way to work out the best orthodontic treatment for you in to contact our friendly dentists at Gorgeous Smiles for a free consultation. They can then examine your teeth and talk you through the best treatment options; the expected duration and costs of treatment.
If you are interested in beginning your dental journey with the Gorgeous Smiles team, do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to book in a consultation with our friendly staff. Visit our website or call the Gorgeous Smiles team today on 03 9042 0483 to speak to one of our qualified dentists Melbourne.