While many adults prefer the clear aligner treatment provided by Invisalign, some orthodontic conditions benefit from traditional braces. Today’s braces are smaller, lower profile and come in tooth-coloured options for more discreet treatment.
It’s never too late for a straight, healthy smile, and adults have been benefitting from orthodontic treatment with braces for decades. Some of the conditions adult braces can treat include:
- Gappy smiles
- Overlapping teeth
Dr Elie Alam is a specialist orthodontist in addition to being a general and cosmetic dentist. He will be happy to go over your options to determine if traditional braces or Invisalign are options to improve the function and appearance of your smile.
We recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation while they are still developing – around age seven or eight. We offer orthodontic treatments for children and teens.
With early orthodontic treatment for your child, the Painfree Dentistry Parramatta team aims to help guide the growth of their jaw to its optimum position, so there is enough space for their adult teeth to emerge. This early attention can help minimise overcrowding problems in the future, which in some cases require the extraction of otherwise perfect, healthy adult teeth.
Because your child’s bones are still developing, they are easier to guide into the proper alignment, meaning your child’s teeth will often be very responsive to early treatment.
Although your child may still need orthodontics such as braces or retainers, in many cases, orthopaedic pre-treatment can help reduce treatment time and the scale and cost of any future treatment.
- Interceptive orthodontics
- Phase I and phase II orthodontics
- Teen orthodontics
- Traditional children’s braces
- Growth modification appliances
- Space maintainers
Contact Us for an Orthodontic Evaluation
Dr Alam is a dentist and specialist orthodontist who can determine the best orthodontic treatment for your smile. Contact our family-friendly team to arrange a booking to discover if clear aligners, braces or cosmetic braces are right for you or your child.