Adolescence is readily accepted as a suitable time for orthodontic treatment, particularly when most or all deciduous (baby) teeth have exfoliated, growth increments can assist some treatments and wearing appliances is socially acceptable. Orthodontic treatment has become increasingly prevalent for many reasons beyond the obvious esthetic benefits, including bite problems, jaw joint symptoms, speech pathology, breathing problems and sleep disorders.
Braces remain the most common treatment modality, although at Smile Design Orthodontics we also use Invisalign and a range of high-tech braces including Harmony lingual braces (on the inside surface of teeth) and Damon self-ligating braces. Our patients also have the option of clear or tooth coloured braces which have become very popular. These inconspicuous, more comfortable treatment options have eliminated the stigma associated with other braces and treatment methods.
With all these treatment options available, at Smile Design Orthodontics we can offer our patients the most effective and efficient treatment to minimise treatment duration and customise treatment to resolve individual problems.