If you’re Unhappy with Your Smile, Our Orthodontic Treatments Can Help
At Newwave Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast we offer a number of orthodontic treatments for adults who want to enhance both the function and appearance of their smile. Many of our patients come to us wanting braces that won’t impact their lifestyle and they would like them to be as subtle as possible.
What Newwave Orthodontics Can Do For Your Teeth…
At our practice we use indirect bonding for an accurate, more comfortable and fast experience for patients. Our range of orthodontic treatments include:
- Clear braces
- Lingual braces
- Metal braces
Using the latest advancements in technology, we give our patients the luxury of treatment of choice and the right to an efficient, comfortable and effective orthodontic experience.
As the name suggests, Clear Braces are practically transparent. Also treatment time can take between a couple of months and a couple of years depending on the state of your oral health.
A mixture of brackets and wires, Clear Braces are fixed to the front of your teeth and are less obvious than traditional braces. Clear Braces work by putting gentle pressure on your teeth—this gradually moves them into the correct position.
Lingual—or invisible—braces are fitted to the back of your teeth. No one will know you’re getting treatment done.
Lingual braces are a great choice if you simply want the easiest and least noticeable treatment for adjusting your smile. Lingual braces consist of brackets and wires that use the most modern technology to straighten your teeth from behind.
Invisalign is a series of aligners that are a transparent, undetectable and hygienic alternative to other forms of orthodontic treatment. Custom moulded and removable the aligners gradually shift your teeth to the desired positions.
Being removable, Invisalign allows you to eat all your favourite foods without worrying about braces. They also allow you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Metal brackets are the tried and true way of straightening your teeth. They may be less glamorous than Invisalign but they will straighten your teeth.
Traditional braces work by placing gentle pressure on your teeth, gradually moving them into correct position. At our clinic on the Sunshine Coast, our metal braces are available in the traditional metal and ceramic. We find that the ceramic braces are more popular because they are more subtle than traditional metal.
Typically, braces are used to correct:
- Malocclusions (misalign bite)
- Under bites
- Over bites
- Cross bites
- Crooked teeth
The Length of an Appointment…
The time an appointment will take depends on the particular treatment. Although generally speaking we allow 45 minutes for your initial consultation and examination: 40 minutes for the placement of braces, and then about 5-20 minutes for your adjustment appointments.
At your initial consultation Dr Miles will discuss with you the health of your teeth, which orthodontic treatment would best suit you, and what your desired outcome is. With this information Dr Miles can provide you with the best orthodontic treatment for your oral health.