Orthodontics near San Souci, NSW
We think making the decision to straighten your teeth is an important one. Taking this step may make you feel better when laughing with friends, but it can also mean improved oral health over time.
When your teeth are not straight or aligned correctly, it may lead to wear on specific teeth that do the majority of the chewing. This can mean future cavities, fractures and even tooth loss. Also, when teeth do not overlap, there are fewer places for bacteria to hide—in other words, straight teeth may be easier to brush and floss adequately.
In our Ramsgate dental clinic, we offer both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners.
Traditional braces are time-tested and practical. They have straightened many smiles over the years, and Dr Corina Molero, your Ramsgate Beach dentist, hopes this will be a good option for you as well.
Traditional braces rely on brackets attached to your teeth. These brackets hold wires that your dentist tightens slowly across the treatment timeline. This method allows for a gradual and more comfortable treatment course.
Therapy with traditional braces can take several months and up to two years, depending on the severity of the alignment issues.
Traditional braces in Ramsgate, NSW typically work well for moderate to severe:
- Bite misalignment
- Overlapping teeth
- Twisted teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Invisalign Clear Aligners in Ramsgate
Invisalign relies on a sequence of clear aligners—meticulously created from a model of your smile. These aligners last throughout the treatment course, and you change to the next one approximately every two weeks to gradually straighten your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your aligners to eat and perform your oral hygiene routines, but they should be worn most of the time—approximately 22 hours per day.
Invisalign is sometimes thought of as a treatment only for mild to moderate issues, but this is not always the case.
This treatment with clear aligners typically takes months or even up to two years, depending on the severity of the teeth alignment issues.
Which Orthodontic Option Is Right for Me?
Your dentist will help you decide on the best option based on your smile goals and the complexity of your case.
Considerations include your dentist’s professional recommendation, consultation results, x-ray findings, and your preference.
Your Ramsgate Beach dentist creates a custom retainer made of clear plastic. This appliance prompts your teeth to remain in their new straight positions. This step is crucial as it helps prevent orthodontic relapse.
At Ayar Dental, we want you to enjoy your new, straight smile for life.
Our Orthodontist in the 2217 Area Welcomes Your Call
If you have any questions about our orthodontic options, or if you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Molero, we encourage you to reach out to a friendly team member today.
We treat patients in Ramsgate Beach, Ramsgate, Sans Souci, Dolls Point, Kogarah, Monterey, Miranda and other neighbouring locations.