Invisalign vs Braces: Which Is Better For Teeth Treatment?

Both Invisalign and braces are popular options to correct crooked teeth. But which one is the best? Keep reading to find out which of these two options is best for your teeth and your budget. Advantages of Braces Can be Used in the Most Extreme Cases Braces are sturdy and can correct severely crooked teeth, overbites, and more. Most importantly, braces, unlike aligners, do not rely on patient compliance. Variety of options including less visible There are different types of braces, including traditional metal braces, white ceramic braces that are more visually appealing, and lingual braces that are fitted to…

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What is an Orthodontist?

All orthodontists begin their careers as dentists before studying an extra three years to specialise in orthodontics. An orthodontist specialises in straightening teeth and aligning jaws. They are facial growth and dental development experts, trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They are experts in all orthodontic care options such as braces, clear aligners and other orthodontic appliances that help treat poorly aligned jaws. Orthodontists are also able to assist with tooth movement caused by habits such as thumb sucking and even some forms of sleep apnoea. Referrals are not necessary, so if you are…

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What a Specialist Orthodontist can do for you

There are many reasons to see a Specialist orthodontist, to have your crooked teeth straightened, reduce gaps or correct misaligned teeth. Seeing a specialist orthodontist can help you achieve your perfect smile. Using their knowledge and expertise in facial irregularities and teeth movements, a Specialist Orthodontist can help you understand which treatment options are the best for you or your child. In addition to psychological benefits such as improved self-confidence due to straight teeth, there are a number of health benefits to straighter teeth. The main reason being straight teeth are easier to clean, which reduces the changes of tooth…

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What to Expect: Getting Braces

It is completely normal feeling nervous in the lead up to getting your braces on. But don’t worry, there is no need to panic. The process of getting braces is completely painless – no needles, no drilling! It is just a fiddly procedure where the orthodontists take meticulous care in placing the brackets. Sitting still for 30-60 minutes and picking colours for your braces are the hardest part of the procedure! The first step: Brushing your teeth with a special toothbrush. We use a special toothbrush and toothpaste which feels gritty to clean the surfaces of your teeth. Second step:…

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What to Expect: Braces

One Week with Braces After getting your braces on you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel tender and sore. Your lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for the first couple of weeks as they start to toughen up and become accustomed to the braces. It is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! To relieve the pain, we recommend dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water. Swish and gargle the salty mouthwash you have created, to soothe your tender mouth. We also recommend taking Panadol and nurofen…

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