Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be corrected at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for all age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad “bite” can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces and in some cases headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, more discreet tooth coloured braces or clear aligners.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. We can also outline the treatment plan, expected length of treatment and the exact costs involved as well as tailor an individualised financial plan for you.
A very large percentage of our patients these days are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.
There are many reasons why our adult patients decide to undergo treatment. For some it’s because they didn’t have the opportunity when younger, while for others their problems have become more of an issue with age. Many of our adult patients are having other dental treatment and we work very closely with their general or specialist dental practitioner to provide expert interdisciplinary treatment to facilitate an ideal treatment outcome.
Find out more about adult orthodontics.
Orthognathic Surgery or Surgical Orthodontics
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Read more about this option here.