Orthodontist Serving Melbourne
Having teeth that line up the way they should is about more than just having a beautiful smile. A well-aligned bite also helps you enjoy better oral and overall health — and that’s important for patients of all ages. Whether you are interested in traditional braces for your child or a more subtle option like Invisalign for yourself, we are happy to offer a range of orthodontic options for Melbourne patients of all ages. Keep reading to find out which one may be best for you.
This method is probably what you think about when you hear “braces.” With traditional orthodontics, metal brackets are affixed to the front surfaces of the teeth, and wires threaded through them are progressively tightened to bring the teeth into the proper alignment.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
If you have always wanted a straight smile, you can get the results you want without the visibility or discomfort of metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually align your teeth and bite. This gives you a virtually undetectable treatment that is comfortable and convenient to accommodate your lifestyle. In as little as one year, you can have the healthy, confident smile you have always wanted using the clear choice in orthodontics.
Some patients can benefit from Fastbraces, an accelerated orthodontic option that works by moving the tooth’s root and its crown at the same time. In some cases, treatments can be completed in as few as four months!
Propel & Acceledent
Propel and Acceledent are options that have been cleared by the FDA to accelerate orthodontic treatment times. Acceledent is a special device that is placed around the braces for 20 minutes daily. During this daily application, small vibrations encourage faster movement of the tooth roots, which reduces the overall treatment time. Propel, on the other hand, is a treatment that is performed just a few times in our office. We apply the tool to stimulate bone movement that allows your teeth to shift around more quickly.