Orthodontic treatment by a dentist has become more common with products like Digital Smile Design® and Invisalign™. Staying at the forefront of industry developments is at the heart of our commitment to our patient community, which is why at Dapto Family Dental, we offer select orthodontic services, including teeth straightening with clear aligner technology like Invisalign™ and Insignia™ Custom Braces. Offering treatment for both adults and children, we can support your dental journey with traditional metal braces, clear braces or Invisalign™, and lingual braces (braces placed inside the teeth).
Our orthodontic treatments include:
- Invisalign™ - Invisalign™ uses clear aligner technology to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign™ aligners can be removed to eat and drink, although they work in the same way as bracing, that is, they exert subtle force on teeth to move them into position.
- Traditional braces - Traditional braces are fixed to teeth for the duration of treatment. At Dapto Family Dental, we use braces metal or clear brackets that are connected by metal archwires.
- Clear braces - Clear braces are another alternative for straightening teeth. Made from ceramic or porcelain, clear braces work in a very similar way to traditional braces, but aren’t as noticeable.
Wondering if orthodontics could be right for you? The best way is to come into the practice and speak with one of our dentists.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment has many benefits. In short, orthodontic treatment allows you to improve both function and appearance of the teeth, jaw, and face. While many people know that orthodontic treatment can improve your teeth and smile, they are surprised to learn that straighter teeth are easy to keep clean, and that a person’s confidence as a result. It can also help resolve issues with teeth that are crowded or spaced; overbites, crossbites, and underbites. Jaw alignment can be corrected too, however this may involve surgery or orthodontic appliances. We will always start by assessing your needs, then provide options for moving forward.
Orthodontic treatment for kids and teens
If your children are visiting us for regular hygiene treatment, we can advise the ideal time to commence treatment. New patients can book an appointment at which an assessment of your child’s needs can be made. We encourage parents with children from eight years to book in specifically to receive this assessment to prevent avoidable issues developing into more future problems that are more complex and expensive to fix. In terms of cost, eligible parents can use funds from the Child Dental Benefits Schedule to cover some orthodontic costs, and depending on the level of cover, private health fund members may receive a rebate for fees. Dapto Family Dental is committed to providing treatment that is affordable and manageable, so be sure to discuss the payment options that may be available to you.
Orthodontic treatment for adults
Through education and awareness, many adults acknowledge that orthodontic treatment is a viable option for treatment, not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for correction of issues that were not addressed as a child or teen. As with treatment for children and teenagers, treatment times vary depending on your needs and goals. Treatment for purely aesthetic purposes typically takes less time than treatment addressing more complex issues. When presenting the options, we will provide an estimate of the duration and explain how treatment will impact your lifestyle.
Whether you have a special event coming up, or you are finally ready to take care of you, the friendly team at Dapto Family Dental is here to help you achieve your goals. Come in and speak to us about orthodontic treatment.
Living in the greater Wollongong region? Orthodontic treatment can be affordable, manageable, and life changing. Let us show you how.