Orthodontic treatment is most effective while your jaw is still developing.
Our jaws do not stop developing until early adulthood (ages 16-20), which means teeth can be easily straightened and shifted with orthodontic treatment. At Marriott & Hand we provide patients with a range of teeth straightening options for teenagers. Two of those orthodontic treatments we offer are:
Braces are an affordable and effective orthodontic treatment that has been highly developed over the past couple of decades. Our individual prescription computer aided designed braces give your child a constant and efficient method for straightening their smile.
We at Marriott & Hand in Melbourne will recommend this treatment as it is one of the most favourable orthodontic treatments available. Treatment time for conventional metal braces can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months. However each case is assessed on a patient-by-patient basis.
If you are looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want the metal wires running across your teeth, we also offer clear aligners. This orthodontic treatment uses neither wires nor brackets and is a discreet and subtle way to correct crooked teeth. There are a number of pros and cons to choosing this form of orthodontic treatment. Some of the benefits of this treatment are:
Clear aligners can be removed which allows you to eat all the foods you would not be able to eat if you had braces. However, you must brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
You can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth. The advantage to this is that by being able to brush and floss your teeth regularly you do not have to visit the dentist as often as you would if you had braces.
The virtually invisible appearance of this orthodontic treatment means that you can smile with confidence while you wear the aligners. So there will be no impact of your confidence to smile.
Clear aligner treatment usually takes around 12 months, however the length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and your compliance in wearing the aligners. It should also be noted that not everyone is a suitable candidate for clear aligners. Therefore, it is important to talk to your Marriott & Hand dentist to see if the treatment is for you.
At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne, we offer a number of orthodontic options to suit your individual dental needs. Talk to our team today to find out how we can help you.