Comparing our orthodontic treatment options
When considering orthodontic treatment, it can be overwhelming to choose the most effective and most comfortable treatment method for both your teeth and your lifestyle. While your orthodontist will recommend the best treatment option for your specific case, we’ve outlined our orthodontics options so you can compare and evaluate them. AAA Orthodontics offers the following range of highly effective treatments at their practices in Strathpine and Albany Creek.
Metal braces are the most traditional and cost-effective method of effectively addressing the overall aesthetics and function of your smile. Metal braces are the best option for straightening out crooked or rotated teeth, ensuring the upper and lower teeth are properly aligned, and correcting any jaw positioning and bite problems. The most complex problems with the teeth and jaw are most effectively corrected with metal braces.
Clear braces offer a more discreet alternative than metal braces that move your teeth in much the same way. The clear brackets produce the same, highly effective results as braces, but offer the aesthetic benefits of blending in with the colour of the teeth. There is also less chance of staining the teeth with clear braces and they are slightly more comfortable than wearing metal brackets. You can opt for clear brackets on your upper front teeth for no additional fee at AAA Orthodontics in Strathpine and Albany Creek. Ask your orthodontist for more.
Invisalign features a series of almost invisible, custom-made aligners, designed to gradually alter the positioning of the teeth over time. Invisalign is an effective method for straightening crooked or protruding teeth as well as mild cases of overcrowding. Metal and clear braces tend to be more effective for straightening vertically misaligned or rotated teeth as well as for jaw positioning problems.
Because the aligners are removable, Invisalign offers patients the benefit of maintaining good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing can be carried out as usual and the aligners can be removed before eating. This also means that patients must be disciplined in wearing the aligners for long enough every day to ensure they achieve the desired effect.
Incognito Lingual braces are a highly-effective and discreet orthodontic option. Incognito braces consist of custom-made brackets and wires that are bonded to the back of the teeth. Lingual braces are more effective at correcting complex problems than Invisalign, combining the effectiveness of metal braces with the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign. As there’s no need to remove Incognito braces, you can be confident in the knowledge that they are permanently working to adjust your teeth.
The most suitable orthodontic treatment for you depends on the degree of straightening required. Your orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw and skull to determine which method will yield the most effective and sustainable results.
With all of the orthodontic treatment methods outlined above, the length of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your specific case. Visit us at AAA Orthodontics in Strathpine and Albany Creek, today for your consultation, and discover a range of effective options to transform your smile.