– Adult Orthodontics –
ABOUT YOUR SMILE
When you smile, how does it make you feel? Embarrassed or self-conscious? Maybe your smile is “pretty good” but you’d like it to be “perfect”? Adults look to improve their smile for many reasons so it make sense to have lots of options. Our doctors realise adults have different needs to kids and more factors to consider so always gear treatment to suit you. After doing some research, our first recommendation is always to see an orthodontist. You don’t need a referral from your dentist and we can help find a suitable orthodontist nearby. Depending on your concerns and your budget some of your options would be:
Will I really see a difference?
Yes. Sometimes even within a few weeks. How soon you see changes will depend on your smile to begin with. Talk to your orthodontist about what you expect to see and make sure you’re on the same track!
Can I afford it right now?
All our orthodontists offer interest free payment plans that will suit you situation. No, they don’t jack up the price to do this. The plans are genuinely interest-free and flexible. The aim is to make treatment affordable.
How long will this take?
Treatment can take a little as 3 months to up to 2 years. The time depends on how much your teeth need to move and how much correction needs to be done. Also, your goals will affect the treatment time, which you will discuss with your doctor at the consultation.
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Are braces better than veneers?
Veneers or tooth build-ups are a quick fix and while this is easy, it may not be the best long term choice. Veneers are purely a cosmetic fix, while braces will correct the alignment of your teeth, prevent further damage from occurring and improve your bite. If you’ve had cooked teeth for quite a while you may need to tooth build-ups at the end of your orthodontic treatment to repair the wear and damage caused by your bite. Having orthodontic treatment first, then build-ups (if needed) will give you a great result and excellent long term oral health.
What type of treatment can I have?
For the most part anything. Your orthodontist will have recommendations that will suit your needs best, however ultimately the choice is yours. If you know your orthodontist is reputable, than we’d recommend going with their advice. Your initial consultation will be all about deciding the best treatment for you. You will have x-rays and photos taken then discuss your concerns with the doctor one on one.
These are all really normal questions, but rather than guessing, why not let us help. Enquire now with The Orthodontic Adviser, it’s convenient, simple and personal and can take away much of the guesswork. When life is busy why wouldn’t you take a fresh approach to your smile?