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ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontics. Which option?

In the last 20 years there have been extraordinary advances in bracket design and developments in wire technology to make the wires super flexible. The thought process is the more flexible and advanced the wire and the smoother less resistant the bracket, the faster the result. So if the situation or prescription calls for greater control and speed, then the metal braces are for you. If you would like the Royce Royce in brackets that secure the wire using gates and make wire changes easier and more comfortable then ask us about self-ligating bracket system, Damon or Carriere system. If you want the speed and control of braces but are concerned about the prospect of displaying metal on your front teeth, then beautiful tooth coloured ceramic brackets may be an ideal alternative. They can be more fragile and brittle.If you want the freedom of alignment without the braces all together, then ask us about Invisalign, the clear aligner system.

1. INVISALIGN

What is Invisalign?

Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you can change every two weeks. As you exchange each aligner, your teeth will move little by little , week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by Dr. Perdis, your accredited Invisalign provider. Whats more a virtual treatment plan generated by Align technologies unique 3D software – shows the series of movements your teeth will under go over the course of treatment. This allows you to se upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you. Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life!

There are limitations with this choice of treatment so you are invited to our FREE Invisalign consultation to assess your suitability.

2. BRACES

DAMON & CARRIERRE BRACES

Damon or Carriere orthodontic brackets use a sophisticated gate system to secure the wire, which means no need to change modules or elastics. These brackets have a much smoother interface, which allows the wire to slide with little resistance, and good control, therefore giving a speedy result.

TWIN BRACKETS OR TRADITIONAL

Traditional or metal brackets as most people know them are an affordable, simple and quick system to align teeth. They give good control, for very crowded situations, are durable, easy to handle and reposition. The fun part for young people is the fact that they can select a new coloured module at every orthodontic review visit!

CERAMIC BRACES

If you are concerned about aesthetics then tooth coloured ceramic brackets are an option. A ceramic bracket can be virtually invisible as it blends with your own tooth the only thing seen is a thin wire.

You can select all ceramic braces or a combination utilizing ceramic braces in the upper jaw for optimum aesthetics and traditional or metal braces in the lower jaw for ease.

The only down side with ceramic braces is that the product can be fragile. So for example, the bracket is more prone to fracture due to the nature of the material, wear and tear or chipping if a bracket needs to be repositioned so often a new bracket is used. Hence the additional cost.

3. SOCIAL SIX

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