Dental braces are a common orthodontics treatment used to treat a variety of dental issues, including:
• Teeth crowding
• Spacing and gaps
A common misconception is that braces and other orthodontic treatments are primarily for cosmetic purposes – which is not the case. While braces do help with the appearance of misaligned teeth, they also provide many oral health benefits and improve the overall function of your mouth.
Straight and aligned teeth are easier to care for, which ultimately helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. It can also help prevent teeth grinding and teeth clenching.
Braces are a common dental treatment for teenagers as they are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way of straightening and aligning teeth.
A common question we receive from many parents is: “How much do braces cost?”
At St Lucia Dental, we offer a broad range of braces and orthodontic treatments and find there’s often a solution to fit most budgets.
In order to find the best treatment plan for your teenager, we’ll first do a thorough assessment and then discuss your options in detail.
Braces are also a common solution for adults who are looking to straighten their teeth – whether it’s from a long-term pre-existing condition, or recent misalignment of teeth.
While many adults do opt to treat their dental issues with traditional braces, the most popular orthodontics treatment for adults tends to be clear aligners.
Clear aligners work similarly to dental braces to straighten and align teeth, however are virtually invisible to see.
St Lucia Dental specialises in the world’s leading invisible braces – ClearCorrect and Invisalign.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners to straighten teeth.
Used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces, each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, to ensure a comfortable experience and precise results.
Once fitted, Invisalign is virtually invisible.
If you’re looking to transform your smile – without interfering with your day-to-day life – then this is the orthodontics solution for you.
Apart from improving the appearance of your smile, Invisalign can also fix:
– Overcrowded teeth. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause an increased chance of gum disease, as your teeth are harder to clean and can prevent the normal function of teeth.
– Widely spaced teeth. Spacing issues can lead to some periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis – which, if left untreated, may lead to tooth loss.
– Crossbites, where one or more of your upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue may cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
– Overbites. When left untreated, overbites can lead to gum problems or irritation, or wear on the lower teeth. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
– Underbites. This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth – and may prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Invisalign Treatment Guarantee
Due to the fact that orthodontics is not an exact science, we are unable to make any guarantees concerning the outcome of Invisalign treatments. Treatment results for Invisalign orthodontic treatments are highly dependent on patient compliance and wearing aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day. Where aligners are not worn appropriately, there is no guarantee of desired tooth movement. Similarly, post Invisalign treatment, if retainers are not worn as prescribed, there is a risk that relapse may occur.
St Lucia Dental is a Brisbane Invisalign expert. To discover how you can straighten your teeth in a comfortable, near-invisible way, call us today on 3870 8811.
ClearCorrect is a world-leading dental solution that straightens your teeth invisibly, without the need for metal braces.
St Lucia Dental uses ClearCorrect to straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners.
Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.
No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort – giving you every reason to smile.
How does it work?
Your St Lucia Dental dentist will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once we establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth, so we can develop your custom aligners.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles.
Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities.
Learn more about Clear Connect, or speak with a Brisbane Clear Connect specialist by calling us today on 3870 8811.