Adult Orthodontics Lake Haven

The experts in adult orthodontics in Lake Haven

You’re not alone if you’re unhappy with how your teeth look. More than half of Australians (55%) are self-conscious about their teeth, and almost half (46%) of Australians would opt to change their teeth over any other facial feature! With this in mind, it’s no surprise that adult orthodontic treatment has increased over the last five to 10 years.

A great smile can give you a lot more confidence, which is why we offer professional adult orthodontics in Lake Haven! From adult braces to Invisalign and even full mouth rehabilitation, we offer effective treatments that match your needs and budget.

Contact us for adult orthodontics in Lake Haven today. We offer high-quality dental care for all.

What kind of adult orthodontic treatment options are available?

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you can generally choose between fixed or removable braces. Fixed braces utilise tooth-coloured or clear brackets for minimal cosmetic impact. Alternatively, you can opt for Invisalign treatment, featuring a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into position over time.

Not sure which treatment option is right for you? Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of braces and Invisalign.

  • Braces are suitable for all treatments — no matter how complex your case is.
  • You’re almost guaranteed a perfect result.
  • There are multiple kinds of braces available, including ceramic braces that blend into your teeth.
  • Braces are a faster and more effective treatment option than Invisalign.
  • The aligners are virtually invisible, having a minimal impact on your appearance.
  • The aligners are comfortable to wear.
  • Fewer consultations are required — you will be provided with multiple aligners.
  • You can take your aligner out to eat, and you don’t have to change how or what you eat.
  • Some people don’t like the look of traditional braces.
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth is a little more complicated with braces.
  • You will have to make some changes to your diet, e.g. sticky foods can break the brackets.
  • Regular consultations are required to check on your progress and adjust your braces.
  • Your aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours each day — you can only take them out to eat.
  • Taking the aligners in and out to eat can be inconvenient.
  • Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces.
  • Invisalign is not recommended for complex orthodontic cases.

Keep in mind that straight teeth are more beneficial than just cosmetic improvements. Straight teeth are less prone to bacterial buildup and tend to be more resistant to tooth decay and abnormal wear and tear.

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How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The length of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your case and the recommended treatment option. Treatment for mild cases can be completed within a few short months, whereas complex cases may require a year or more of ongoing treatment.

It’s also important to remember that you will need to wear retainers for a time following the removal of your braces (if this is your preferred treatment option). These retainers can be removable or bonded onto the back surface of your teeth for a near invisible look!

Am I too old for adult orthodontic treatment?

You’re never too old for adult orthodontics in Lake Haven! The only barrier is your dental health — generally speaking, you need to be in good dental health to achieve successful results from your orthodontic treatment.

Before recommending any treatment options, our Central Coast orthodontics team will thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw and gums. From here, we will determine whether additional procedures are required before we can proceed with your orthodontic treatment.

FAQs about adult orthodontics in Lake Haven

+ What are the benefits of adult orthodontic treatment?

Adult orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile and can also help to alleviate any pain or discomfort caused by misaligned teeth or jaws. Orthodontic treatment can also improve your bite, making it easier to eat and speak.

+ Is adult orthodontics painful?

No, adult orthodontic treatment is not painful. You may experience some discomfort during the initial adjustment period, but this is typically mild and subsides quickly.

+ How much does adult orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of the case and the type of treatment used.

+ Do you offer orthodontic treatment for adults with special needs?

Yes, we offer adult orthodontic treatments for patients with special needs, including those with craniofacial anomalies, cleft palate, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

+ Do you offer adult orthodontic treatments for patients with medical conditions?

Yes, we offer adult orthodontic treatments for patients with medical conditions, including those with diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

+ What is your orthodontic treatment success rate?

Our adult orthodontic treatment success rate is very high. We have helped thousands of patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles, and we are confident that we can help you too.

Contact us for adult orthodontics in Lake Haven today! We offer high-quality dental care for all patients.