The team at AAA Orthodontics are passionate about helping all patients achieve their smile goals at any stage of life.
When is the best age to get braces?
Throughout the teenage years, patients experience rapid developmental growth to their entire bodies including the mouth, teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are able to take advantage of this time as the tooth structures are not yet set in place. It makes orthodontic treatment very effective and efficient due to the malleable nature of the patient’s teeth. This means treatment times can be shorter than adult treatment times because teeth are less resistant to movement. To take advantage of this developmental stage, it is ideal to receive treatment before the age of 20.
In saying this, it is never too late to straighten your smile and AAA Orthodontics offers a range of treatments suitable for adults wishing to correct their smile.
Teeth straightening options
At AAA Orthodontics, we understand that one treatment plan isn’t right for everyone. We offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions for our teenage patients ranging from traditional braces through to virtually invisible Invisalign aligners.
Traditional braces are ideal for young patients as they are efficient and cost-effective. Traditional metal braces can be customised with a wide range of coloured rubber bands which is popular for early teens. When we are able to combine the efficient traditional braces with the developmental stage in teenagers, treatment is often very efficient with treatment times quite low.
While some teens may prefer the bright coloured options available through traditional metal braces, others would prefer a more discreet treatment option. Clear braces work in the same manner as conventional braces but have clear brackets instead of the traditional metal. We recommend this treatment for older teens and those with upcoming special events such as a school formal.
Incognito braces are attached to the inside surface of your teeth rather than the traditional outside. This provides a more discreet method of treatment for teen patients concerned with the look of traditional braces. This treatment is becoming increasingly more popular for teen patients as well as adults.
Invisalign for teens
AAA Orthodontics is proud to offer our patients Invisalign. This popular treatment straightens teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners. The aligners are made a specialised clear plastic and work in a similar manner as braces, relying on a constant gentle pressure to move teeth into place. As the aligners are completely clear, the treatment is virtually invisible and very popular for patients wishing to transform their smile without the look of metal braces.
Orthodontics for teens Brisbane