Malocclusion or teeth misalignment is a problem that a lot of people share. For most people who have misalignment issues, the problem can be seriously debilitating to their self-esteem. Misaligned teeth can sometimes hinder people from smiling or laughing altogether. More than just affecting one’s self-confidence, misaligned teeth can also cause problems in chewing, speaking, and even breathing.
This problem has clearly brought a lot of less-than-happy memories to those who suffer from it. Thankfully, there’s a host of options for teeth straightening in Sydney for those who wish to fix their misalignment maladies. Whether you are a parent taking your children to a trip to the dentist or an adult seeking for better teeth straightening options, there is a solution for your needs.
Get to know more about the teeth straightening options that you can have here at Jag’s Dental. Read on.
1. Fastbraces Technology
Terrified of having to wear braces for a long time? Then you will certainly love Fastbraces Technology! This new innovative orthodontic treatment allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of the treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment. Patients can now experience less sensitivity. But perhaps the best thing about Fastbraces, as the name implies, is that you can have straight teeth in months instead of years!
2. Lingual Braces
Lingual braces work the same way as traditional metal braces with one key difference. Instead of being placed in front of the teeth where everyone can see them, lingual braces are placed at the back. Depending on how skilled your orthodontist is, the braces can be as discreet as possible. To the untrained eye, lingual braces will be virtually invisible!
The best thing about lingual braces is that your treatment can remain inconspicuous. You can still smile with confidence without having to worry about donning braces for two years or more. Unlike clear aligners, the braces are always working to straighten your teeth 24/7. No need to remove and put them back in again. In the end, you get consistent results that will not disappoint.
On the downside, you might want to brace yourself for a tough cleaning experience if you are going for this option. Brushing and flossing around the brackets is very challenging for the first few months, so be ready. Perhaps the biggest downside to getting lingual braces is the price. In Australia, teeth straightening treatments of this type are costly. Prices can vary depending on the clinic that you are working with, so make sure to choose a clinic that offers the best value for money before making any final decision.
3. Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces also work very similarly to traditional braces. But instead of metal braces, ceramic braces have tooth-coloured brackets that are attached to the teeth. The wire used for this teeth straightening option can either be metal or an off-white band.
The main advantage of ceramic braces over their metal counterpart is that they are much more comfortable to wear. All in all, you get the full benefits of traditional braces – consistency, effectiveness, durability – without the pain and discomfort. This type of treatment is much more discreet, too.
Want a complete smile transformation? If you really want to up the ante when it comes to your smile, then going for veneers might be the best option for you. But be warned, as veneer treatments require commitment. How so?
Veneers or porcelain shells are placed over the teeth to correct misalignment or irregularity. But before setting the porcelain shells in place, a small layer of your teeth’s enamel must be shaved down first. It depends on the dentist on how much enamel needs to be shaved off, the point is that this process is permanent and irreversible. Hence, the need for commitment.
The commitment factor might be scary, but the results are simply stunning. Veneers are the answer for a complete smile makeover and the good news is that it lasts long! You do have to have it replaced eventually. But you still get to enjoy it for a few years before the replacement.
5. Clear Aligners
Last but not the least on this list are the clear aligners. Clear aligners are made with a plastic material that is custom-made to fit your teeth. These aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day, taking them out only during meals and when drinking beverages that aren’t water. Suitability is assessed.
In 12-18 months, results can begin to show. Clear aligners are popular among young adults. From the name itself, the aligners are made with a clear plastic material, so it makes the teeth straightening process completely discreet and inconspicuous.
Ready for your million dollar smile?
You have got a lot of choices for teeth straightening in Sydney. Good thing you can rely on clinics like Jag’s Dental for affordable and high-quality dental treatment. Head down to Jag’s Dental to experience Fastbraces Technology. Fastbraces will give you the confidence and smile you are looking for.