Best Options for Adult Braces in Melbourne

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Best Options for Adult Braces in Melbourne

Best Options for Adult Braces in Melbourne

Wondering why you see more and more adults wearing braces?

A 2019 report confirmed that of the approximately 300,000 people in Australia that use braces, almost a quarter of them are adults who are 19 years old and above.

So, why are braces becoming more and more popular for adults?

One of the big factors is cost.

As braces become more and more affordable, more adults are opting for ceramic braces, 3M braces and other types of suitable orthodontic treatments.

When they were younger, braces may have been too expensive for their parents to afford.

Perhaps as they get older, they may wish to fix issues with their teeth that have been bothering them all their lives.

Some people might even require braces to assist with a speech impediment.

No matter the reason, giving precedence to one’s oral health is definitely a positive sign. If you are seeking more answers around the best braces for adults or the associated costs that one may have to incur, you have come to the right place.

Braces for Adults

The idea of wearing traditional metal braces is unattractive to some adults. Some people worry that wearing braces may have negative consequences, such as making them feel self-conscious at work or affecting their social lives.

Orthodontic treatment, on the other hand, is now a feasible choice for adults, with a far greater selection of unobtrusive solutions because of modern technology. The fact that one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult demonstrates that there are many treatment alternatives available that will fit with your requirements/preferences.

Let’s explore a few options:

Invisalign (Clear Braces for Adults)

invisalign for adults

One of the most common alternatives for adults seeking orthodontic treatment is clear aligners, such as Invisalign®.

They are translucent, custom-moulded plastic pieces that sit over the teeth and move them over time. Because of their subtlety, they are sometimes referred to as “invisible braces.” They are also detachable appliances. While transparent aligners are typically worn for 20-22 hours each day, you can remove them to eat, drink, and clean them.

Invisalign® aligners, like braces, use tiny pressures to shift your teeth into their new position. The similarities, however, end there.

While your orthodontist adjusts your braces every few weeks, each set of Invisalign® aligners is worn for around two weeks. Before moving on to the next one, make sure you’ve completed the course for previous one. Every 6 to 8 weeks, your orthodontist will evaluate your progress. We utilise Invisalign® software to create a sequence of aligners that gradually shift your teeth towards your new smile.

Metal Braces

metal braces adults

When most people think about braces, this is the first choice that springs to mind. These braces are permanently attached to your teeth and can only be removed by an orthodontist at the end of the therapy. The orthodontist tightens the wires around the braces to move the teeth using metal braces.

When wearing metal braces, there are some limits on the foods and beverages that can be ingested/consumed. Nothing should get trapped between the brackets. Worse, you don’t want anything to break them off, and you have to be cautious about how you clean below them. Furthermore, depending on the treatment, they generally need to be worn for three years or even longer.

Metal braces can be used to address a wide range of dental problems, including tooth alignment and biting problems.

Lingual Braces

lingual braces cost

Traditional braces work in the same way as lingual braces, but in this case, lingual braces are attached to the rear of your teeth rather than the front. They are the only orthodontic treatment option that is totally invisible – because they are hidden between your teeth, so no one will be able to see them!

Lingual braces are typically more costly than conventional braces, and they take longer to fit and adjust, but they may be a very successful alternative. Lingual braces are a good alternative if you want a discreet treatment option that will help you attain a beautiful smile.

Clear Braces

clear braces for adults

Because these braces are virtually undetectable, they are a popular choice among adults. Clear plastic, porcelain, or ceramic braces are some of the available options. It’s virtually hard for anyone to see them when you’re wearing them.

These braces are fixed to the teeth and must be removed by an orthodontist once therapy is over. Metal braces are connected in a similar manner. Clear braces contain wires that are tightened by an orthodontist during an appointment, which is another commonality. When wearing clear braces, there are certain limits on what you may drink and eat. Most essential, keep an eye out for any potential food stains.

Choosing the right braces for you

At Hello Ortho, we are here to help you find the right orthodontic treatment.

The cost of braces treatment varies depending on the type of treatment. For example, lingual braces cost less than Invisalign treatments, but more than metal braces.

At Hello Ortho, we work with the finest 3M Braces products as well as Invisalign to offer our adult patients the very best in orthodontic treatments, no matter their budget.

Contact us today to book an appointment for your orthodontic consultation.

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