It is never too late to achieve attractive and confident smiles! The number of adults choosing orthodontics is on the rise. In fact the Australian Society of Orthodontists note that over ½ of Australians feel self-conscious about their teeth and more than 2/3 are considering treatment to improve their smile.
Regardless of a person’s age, orthodontic treatment is usually a change for the better. The mechanics involved in the movement of teeth are essentially the same in adults as in children. Gaps between teeth, crowding, protruding front teeth and teeth in abnormal positions are problems that may be corrected in the adults by orthodontic treatment.
However, because an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, certain conditions cannot be resolved with braces alone. Sometimes, Orthognathic (Jaw) surgery is required to obtain the correct result. The health of teeth, gums and supporting bone, as well as jaw relationships, are key factors in determining the prospects of improving one’s appearance through orthodontic treatment.
With the advance in technology and simplicity in appliance design, orthodontic treatments will have little to no interference to your day-to-day life. Your friends and colleagues may not even notice that you have “braces” on with many “invisible” options available to adults.
If you think you would benefit from orthodontic treatment but you also want to minimise its impact on your lifestyle, only a Specialist orthodontist has the training, experience and expert knowledge to determine the most appropriate treatment options and the best time to start treatment. When you see Our orthodontists you can be confident that you are in the best hands.
Contact our specialist team today on 02 9826 7888 to discuss your treatment needs.