Is adult orthodontic treatment for cosmetic purposes only?
Orthodontics can certainly straighten your smile, giving it a more uniform and aesthetic appearance, but that is not the only reason to seek treatment. Often, we recommend orthodontics before proceeding with restorative cosmetic dentistry because it provides a better result.
Why Straighten Teeth?
When teeth are misaligned, especially if they overlap or are too close together, teeth can be difficult to keep clean and create complications when placing crowns or other restorations. It is for this reason that we often recommend orthodontics prior to beginning cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, tooth-coloured bonding or porcelain crowns.
By opting for orthodontics first, your results will have a natural uniformity and symmetry that is not possible with crooked teeth.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently realign teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means an unlimited diet and easy home care.
The Damon 3 System uses brackets and a memory wire to expedite the orthodontic process. It uses the body’s own resiliency to adjust alignment and overcrowding, often without the need for dental extractions.
We welcome you to contact our Bondi Junction dental clinic to arrange a consultation to discuss your options.