Adult Orthodontics: What Options Are Available?

Simply Orthodontics in Melbourne offer a range of adult orthodontic treatments

Much like the rest of the medical world, orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent times. There is now a myriad of ways to deal with your different dental concerns. Gone are the days where the only treatment available was traditional metal braces. Depending on your preferences and orthodontic problems, we have an array of options to choose from.

As these orthodontic treatments have become much more accessible, many adults are now taking the opportunity to straighten their smile. Traditional braces are now quite common in adults the world over as they are now much more discreet.

What Are My Adult Orthodontics Treatment Options?

In the last few years, there has been a significant rise in the popularity of adult orthodontics. This is namely due to the sheer number of options available and the new technology making them more discreet. But, with so many options available it’s often more difficult for adults to choose the treatment they believe is right for them. Like the humans that own them, smiles are unique. Treatment needs to be tailored to the needs of each patient and this is often why it is so difficult to put a fixed price on the costs of any given treatment plan and the time it takes to complete.

The simplest, quickest way to make a decision about your oral health is to always consult with the people who know best – us. Meeting with your orthodontist will help to give you experienced advice on the correct course of action and will have your best interest at heart. Here are some of the possibilities you can have to straighten your wayward teeth:

  • Traditional Metal Braces: The most common of all adult orthodontic treatments, traditional metal braces are used to correct the overall structure of your smile
  • Ceramic Braces: Essentially, they are the more discreet version of traditional braces and their colour can be matched to your teeth to make them even less noticeable
  • Lingual Braces: The beauty of lingual braces lies in their science. They are able to address the very same concerns as traditional and ceramic braces but are attached to the back of your teeth
  • Invisalign: The Invisalign treatment uses a set of removable, tailor-made clear plastic aligners that use their unique SmartForce technology to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Virtually invisible, they are a great way to straighten your smile (but unfortunately aren’t suitable for some patients).

Orthodontics in Melbourne

Simply Orthodontics started out as a simple two chair practice. Until we were presented with a unique opportunity and joined by Dr Jason Yap who had previously visited the practice. But now, lends his expertise to our Melbourne patients. Our practice has always felt more like a big family and my how we have grown! Not just in stature, but the number of people whom we treat.

We like to think that this growth is a reflection on our approach to dentistry that is professional, with an added personal touch. We also strive to be at the forefront of the very latest orthodontic trends and technologies so we can continue to provide our patients with the highest quality care possible.

By attending conferences and other industry gatherings, we are always expanding our knowledge of the field and believe that to be an integral part of our quest for excellence. As a practice we try and support the local community as best we can and associate ourselves with Give A Smile™, a charitable initiative of the Australasian Orthodontic Society. See we’re not so bad us orthodontists!

If you are considering getting adult orthodontic treatment or you would like to come in for a consultation we would love to hear from you. For more information or to make an appointment, please come right this way.