Just because you need braces doesn’t mean that you have to choose the highly conspicuous and clunky metal wires and brackets.
Our local dental practice provides orthodontic solutions for the Wollongong community, we specialize in clear aligners and braces for adolescents and adults looking for a subtle (and stylish) alternative to traditional braces. With clear and tooth-colored materials, we provide our patients with braces that are less intrusive or noticeable, so they can continue to smile with confidence.
The Need for Orthodontics
Malocclusion refers to the incorrect alignment and contact of the lower and upper teeth. It affects how the jaw fits together and can lead to the following conditions:
- Improper bite
- Trouble chewing
- Crowded teeth
- Speech problems
Those with correct occlusion will have a bite that fits their upper teeth just over and in front of the lower teeth. But when malocclusion goes left untreated, it can lead to the following:
- Clenching and grinding of teeth
- Tooth decay
- Abnormal tooth wear
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Stress on gum tissue
- Trouble breathing
- Digestion problems
Clear Aligners vs. Braces
Clear braces work the same as traditional braces do, except they’re not metal – they’re clear! This method uses clear and tooth-colored materials on top of the wire and in place of standard metal brackets to disguise the appearance of braces and appear just as normal teeth.
Clear aligners, on the other hand, work quite differently. Clear aligners are not attached to your teeth with glue.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
- They’re not attached at all. They are completely removable, making eating and drinking that much easier.
- They’re virtually invisible to the naked eye, boosting your confidence while still providing the positive effects of braces without the world knowing.
- They’re also custom-made from comfortable, flexible plastic to guarantee the perfect fit and your utmost comfort.
Why Choose Us?
We have years of experience fitting patients with both traditional braces systems and clear aligner orthodontics in Wollongong, and we always prioritize our patient’s comfort and satisfaction.
The Braces System We Use
If you opt for traditional metal or clear braces, we use Insignia at our office for orthodontics in Wollongong.
Insignia custom braces are available in clear systems as well as traditional metal systems. Their metal bracket systems are less noticeable and much smaller than the materials used in the past. Insignia provides a more comfortable experience.
The Clear Aligner Braces We Use
We use ClearCorrect aligners, rated one of the best clear aligners brands available.
ClearCorrect aligners correct malocclusion while providing comfort, discretion, and ease. No more picking food particles out of your metal wires or hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed.
ClearCorrect makes it easy to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Get a Straight Smile Without the Disruption
Orthodontics is important for those who want to reshape and align their smile, but some traditional braces products can be clunky, painful, and disruptive.
Our clear aligners and braces are an alternative option to traditional orthodontics that will slowly but surely shift your teeth into the proper position for a healthy bite and brilliant smile.
For teens and adults who want to improve their smile without all the hassle of traditional braces, our clear aligners are just the thing.