Can I Have Orthodontic Work Done As An Adult?

At Newwave Orthodontics we offer a range of adult orthodontic treatments to our patients on the Sunshine Coast.

Adult braces are becoming increasingly popular and with very good reason, as dental technology advances so too does our ability to provide effective, discreet orthodontic care. We can now offer a range of adult orthodontic treatments designed to straighten your smile with the least amount of attention.

Adult Orthodontic Treatments from Newwave Orthodontics

As braces have become more discreet, they are becoming more and more popular among adults. We can now provide treatment options that allow adults to straighten their teeth without changing their lifestyle and at their own convenience. There are a lot of patients who have never considered adult metal braces because of what that might mean for their appearance. Though it may seem superficial, it is also understandable that it may not be ideal for some occupations.

But, adult orthodontic treatment is on the rise and there are now a whole host of discreet options for adult braces.

So, which braces are the best for adults? Well, since no patient is the same, it’s very difficult to say which treatment will be more beneficial than another so let’s examine some options.

What Is Invisalign Treatment?

We are proud to be able to offer our Sunshine Coast patients Invisalign clear aligners. These custom-made, removable aligners are used to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position and at your own convenience. Using unique SmartForce technology paired with our Cadent iTero digital scanner system, we can create a virtual representation of your smile without the need for messy moulds or countless trips to the practice.

Invisalign can be removed whenever you need to eat or drink making it simple to keep clean. You can also brush and floss the same which is ideal to reach all the nooks and crannies of your smile. In terms of adult braces, there are very few solutions as discreet and effective as Invisalign clear aligners.

Traditional Metal Braces

As the technology and techniques of modern dentistry evolve you may wonder why traditional metal braces are still relevant. The truth is, they are still one of the most effective ways to tackle misaligned and crooked teeth. Traditional metal braces are still one of the most commonly used orthodontic treatments around and can be used to correct the overall function of your smile.

Even though they are still the most visible of the orthodontic treatments that we offer, they have also been improved along with the more modern alternatives. They are smaller and more efficient than ever before. Are braces better than Invisalign? That depends on the nature of your treatment and what your unique needs are. At Newwave Orthodontics we make use of ceramic braces on the uppermost front teeth part of our dedication to providing excellence in both aesthetics and quality.

What Are Lingual Invisible Braces?

Lingual invisible braces are unlike any of the other adult braces treatments as they are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front. They also work in much the same way as traditional braces but they are virtually invisible and won’t affect their ability to address any of your dental concerns. If you are one those people who might feel shy getting braces as an adult, lingual braces could be for you.

Orthodontics from Newwave Orthodontics

Dr Peter Miles and his team of oral health professionals combine science and art to offer dental treatment of the highest quality. We are dedicated and patient-centric, building relationships so we can tailor solutions that exceed your expectations. Dr Miles will always inform and educate you about the nature of your treatment.

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