Ah yes…. braces! Sydney patients apprehensively considering orthodontic treatment may already be casting their minds back to their schooldays. Along with the nostalgic smell of dusty old textbooks and school dinners, often a memory of a friend or classmate having to endure a mouth full of metal isn’t usually very far behind. Add to this the occasional cruel jibe of “metal mouth” or “brace face” and for anyone of a certain age, any mention of orthodontic braces may bring about a cold shudder. But that was in the past…
Nowadays, modern orthodontics are far removed from those clunky metal braces of old that used to glint in the sunlight every time the wearer smiled. They’re lightweight, they’re sleek, and most importantly, they’re discreet. Here at Evergreen Dental we provide a wide range of innovative orthodontic brace treatments which will transform your smile.
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Braces in Chatswood – They’re not just for kids!
The concept behind wearing braces hasn’t changed. Appliances are worn for a fixed period of time and by applying gradual gentle pressure, the teeth move back to their intended position. However the systems used to create this concept have. 21st century orthodontics utilise contemporary materials such as lightweight titanium; ceramic braces that are tooth-coloured so they blend in with your smile; and clear acrylics for that totally discreet look. What’s more, modern braces in Sydney can be worn on the teeth, over the teeth, or in the case of lingual braces, behind the teeth. The results are that contemporary braces aren’t just for kids, they’re for adults too.
The goal of a general check-up is twofold. To start, we strive to find and evict food debris that’s calling your mouth home. With innovative and thorough cleaning practices, our dentists gently clean your entire mouth. Once your mouth is completely cleaned, we peer into the complex network of gums and enamel to seek out current or potential issues.
Here’s an interesting fact – According to the Australian Society of Orthodontics almost one in five orthodontic patients is an adult and this number is growing fast.
Orthodontics that Fit In with You
So why are more adults having treatment to correct their smiles? Here are a few reasons:
- They may not have had access to treatment when they were young
- They didn’t persist with retainers after childhood orthodontic treatment
- Impacted wisdom teeth may have shifted the teeth slightly out of alignment
The truth is that people are spending more money than ever on their appearances and couple this with the fact that a wide range of celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Faith Hill, and Gwen Steffani have recently been photographed wearing braces, it’s no surprise that orthodontic treatment is on the rise.
While advancements in technology play a part in this, the number of options available now means that adults can choose from a variety of brace systems that fit right in with their lifestyle. Why not come and speak to our experienced team here at Evergreen Dental who can formulate a treatment plan based around your needs.
You Have a Problem – Evergreen Dental have the Solution!
We’re proud to be accredited members of the Australian Dental Association and the ongoing training that our dental team goes through allows us to continually to deliver the highest standards of orthodontic treatment. Not only do we attract patients from Chatswood, but also from the underlying areas of Northshore and Sydney. So whether you have
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- An underbite or overbite
- Joint disorders or …
- An incorrect jaw position
we have an orthodontic treatment that can help. From accelerated brace treatments lasting a few weeks, through to discreet longer-term appliances, our range of metal/ceramic braces or invisible aligners will help to restore your great looking smile and bring back your confidence.
So How Does the Process Work?
Whether you’ve been recommended orthodontic treatment by your local dentist or you’ve come to us direct, it all starts with a consultation. During this appointment we’ll talk about the process of having braces and retainers and give you all the information you need to know. Next, we’ll take photos of your current smile along with X-rays so that we can formulate a treatment plan.
Once your braces or orthodontic appliances are ready, we’ll call you back to our practice for the fitting. First we’ll give you a thorough oral clean. Then if you’ve decided on metal or ceramic braces, we’ll attach the brackets to your teeth. Alternatively, we’ll fit the first aligner over your teeth, if you’ve opted for aligner style treatments such as Invisalign. At first they may feel a little strange but we guarantee that you’ll quickly get used to them.
You won’t be alone during your orthodontic journey. We’ll be with you every step of the way! Whether that’s to adjust your braces when necessary, or simply to check on your progress, we’ll keep you on track so that you have the smile you want within the documented timescale.
Finally, it’s time for your braces to be removed. This is an exciting time for most people because it’s the first moment that they get to see their true smile. After successful removal our dentist will prepare a mould for your retainer. This is intended to be worn at night for a period of time (usually 1 year) after treatment so that your teeth don’t gravitate back to their original position. It’s normally made from a mix of metal and acrylic or clear plastic.
Straight Teeth – Equals Healthy Teeth
If you think about it, the straighter your teeth the healthier they are! Your pearly whites will be easier to keep clean as there is less chance of food particles becoming trapped in hard-to-reach areas. If you’re not happy with your crooked smile then contact the experts at Evergreen Dental for help. We believe “it’s all about your smile” and we have the skills and the experience to transform yours. To book an orthodontic consultation with Dr Chou and the team, contact us today on (02) 8074 3849