Get Straighter Teeth
Here at Hills Dental Design, we can provide you with orthodontic treatments in Pennant Hills that can resolve a variety of aesthetic and functionality issues.
Straightening your teeth or correcting your bite can easily enhance the appearance and comfort of your smile. Having crooked or crowded teeth doesn’t only have the potential to make you feel self-conscious but it can also increase the chances of oral disease and tooth loss.
Choosing the Best Option for You
We have a few different orthodontic treatment options to help you feel confident about your smile. Both treatments are proven to be effective but depending on your oral conditions, your dentist will ensure the treatment is suitable for you. Invisalign can be used on both adults and teens, but traditional braces are usually reserved for our paediatric patients.
Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment used primarily for alignment corrections. Custom designed to slip comfortably over your teeth; the treatment follows a series of alignment trays that are all slightly different from tray to tray to assist the movement of your smile.
Clear Orthodontics for Adults and Teens
As a sought after treatment for both teens and adults, Invisalign® could be the solution to your orthodontic needs. Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment used primarily for alignment corrections. Custom designed to slip comfortably over your teeth; the treatment follows a series of alignment trays that are all slightly different from tray to tray to assist the movement of your smile. Stage by stage, the aligner repositions certain teeth so the location of the teeth is gradually altered over the treatment period.
Invisalign® is basically the best way to transform your smile without overly interfering with your social life or self-esteem.
Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment
As the aligners are clear, Invisalign® is able to straighten your teeth in an almost invisible manner. Invisalign® is basically the best way to transform your smile without overly interfering with your social life or self-esteem. Invisalign® offers our Pennant Hills orthodontic patients a range of benefits:
- The trays are removable
- Clear aligners are hard for others to notice
- The materials used are comfortable
- You can eat a greater variety of food
- Less visits to the practice compared to traditional braces
- No metal brackets or wiring to damage your cheeks or tongue
The treatment time is usually between 12-24 months, depending on the corrections needed. Because the aligners are virtually invisible, you can attend special events and other outings without having to feel embarrassed about your smile.
How Invisalign® Differs from Other Treatments
With Invisalign® there are no metal wires or brackets, so there is need to worry about mouth irritations. The aligners are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Invisalign® aligners are fabricated to custom fit your smile from a strong medical grade material that appears clear. During your consultation we will discuss with you your suitability for the treatment and ensure Invisalign® is ideal for your oral condition.
Caring for Invisalign® Braces
Maintaining your trays and cleaning your teeth is made far simpler with Invisalign®. Simply remove your tray to brush and floss and then clean your aligner tray as directed by our Invisalign® professionals. It is very important that you take the time to clean your teeth each day. Consider that your teeth are basically soaking in the tray for long periods of time so your hygiene needs to be consistently managed to stop them from becoming damaged by bacteria and food particles.
Who Is Suitable for Invisalign® Treatment?
Generally adults and teens can undergo an Invisalign® treatment; however the most predominant varying factor is the type of orthodontic help you need. For patients who need orthodontics for severe jaw malocclusions, a treatment such as the Damon braces may be more appropriate. The best way to find out the appropriate orthodontic treatment for your smile is by visiting Hills Dental Design for a consultation.
Traditional braces can help patients achieve a straighter smile very quickly and effectively. At our Pennant Hills dental practice, our experienced orthodontist Dr Simon Briggs will assess your mouth to determine if traditional braces are the best treatment for you.
What Can I Achieve with Braces?
Depending on the treatment and the severity of your condition, orthodontics have the ability to resolve the following conditions:
- Overbite – where the upper teeth protrude in front of the lower teeth
- Underbite – where the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth
- Crossbite – where the teeth sit abnormally against each other
- Crowding – where there is not enough room for teeth
- Spacing – where there are gaps between teeth
There are a few other oral conditions that may be able to be resolved with orthodontics. During your consultation we will assess your smile and discuss with you the best treatment plan for your conditions.
Passive Legation Technique
The passive legation technique in orthodontics uses passive ligating braces, which involve a slide mechanism to retain the orthodontic wire, this allows the teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. Passive legation techniques are known for their low friction mechanics which is why they are often more conformable than techniques used in traditional metal braces.