Straightening your teeth - it's easier than you might think!
Dr Georgia Sheahan has been delivering orthodontic solutions to our patients at North Brisbane Dental Clinic for years. Braces and invisalign are available to people of all ages who want straighter teeth.
Orthodontics for Children
As a general rule, we like to use braces (fixed brackets) to straighten children’s teeth. They are low maintenance and extremely reliable. Usually, we wait until all the permanent (adult) teeth are present before commencing orthodontic treatment. Braces can be metal or ceramic, and treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
There are some specific types of bite and alignment problems that can benefit from earlier intervention. Some children may be suitable for orthodontic treatment before all the permanent teeth are present. For these cases, we may use braces or a removable plate.
The key to making orthodontic treatment easier for kids is to make it fun! We have over 20 elastic colours to choose from when having braces adjusted. Every month, you can choose a new combination of colours (or clear) elastics to mix it up a bit!
Orthodontics for Adults
More and more of the orthodontic work we do these days is for adults. It might be that you had braces as a teenager but your teeth have relapsed, or perhaps your teeth have never been straight and you’ve decided now is the time to fix that. Adults have a wide range of solutions to choose from when it comes to straightening teeth. Fixed braces (metal or ceramic) are the traditional method and are still very popular, though many people are now opting to go with invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a great alternative to braces, as it’s virtually invisible and more comfortable. During your consultation, Dr Sheahan will be able to go through all options with you and help you decide which system will work best for you.
For minor tooth movements, “Quick Braces” are often a great option. These are ceramic braces that are only in place for 6-9 months, and can achieve a phenomenal cosmetic result.
Dr Sheahan offers complimentary orthodontic consultations at North Brisbane Dental Clinic, so if you’d like to find out more about straightening your teeth, please phone us on 3632 8100 or click here to book online. We look forward to seeing you soon