At Orthocare Orthodontics, we proudly offer a range of progressive treatment options that maximise aesthetics and comfort, and are individualised to meet your specific needs. Choosing the treatment option that is right for you or your child is a personalised decision that is best made in consultation with Dr Kaplan. We look forward to helping guide you through this important decision at your initial consultation.
Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. These braces consist of brackets and wires that are made of high-quality stainless steel. The wires apply a small, constant force that progressively moves the teeth into the correct position. Because the metal braces in use today are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past, they are a very popular option for orthodontic patients. These braces are popular amongst kids and teens as they also provide the option of adding various colours throughout treatment.
Ceramic braces are made of clear ceramic material, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. As a result, ceramic braces provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative and are especially popular with teenagers and adult patients who may have heightened concerns about their appearance during treatment. Ceramic braces also use an archwire and work in a similar way to traditional metal braces.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provide a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces and have become a popular alternative for those patients who desire a more cosmetic appliance during treatment. The Invisalign system uses a custom-designed series of clear, removable plastic aligners that employ a gradual force to guide your teeth into correct position. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Each aligner is worn for at least 20 hours a day and switched at approximately 2-week intervals.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen offer a powerful combination of aesthetics, flexibility, and comfort. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for important events and social interactions. Invisalign provides the flexibility to eat and drink whatever you want during treatment since aligners can be temporarily removed. This feature also enables improved oral hygiene compared with conventional braces as the aligners can be removed to allow normal tooth brushing and flossing.
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