If you are feeling self-conscious about your smile due to crooked, gappy or misshapen teeth, you may be a candidate for orthodontics. Book your consultation by contacting our friendly team on (02) 9232 3900 today!
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the correction of misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular misconception, the teeth straightening procedure does not just cater to children but to all age groups. Although it is increasingly viewed as a rite of passage for children and teenagers, many adults opt for orthodontic treatment for both cosmetic and hygienic reasons.
You may wish to align your teeth so that it maintains a natural symmetry along your smile line. You may want to reduce the inherent health risks of having misaligned teeth. You could also be taking advantage of new teeth alignment systems that promise aesthetic – and discreet – methods of treatment. For whatever reasons, Sydney CBD Dental will give you the best treatment options that are designed to answer both your dental as well as lifestyle needs.
In order to receive an accurate assessment of your dental condition and suitability for orthodontic treatment, give us a call on (02) 9232 3900 to set up an initial consultation today!
Our practice is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD – meaning we are accessible by all forms of transport. For all those who are limited with time due to work, our city location and same day appointments allows people to come in and see our dentists without the fuss of an afterhours booking or weekend appointment!
Our practice offers an inviting, warm presence for patients. At the same time, we’ve got modern facilities and resources to make sure each appointment has access to the best equipment available for their treatment.
Our dentists have the combined qualities of being experienced professionals who also undertake further research and training to support their qualifications. No matter what kind of dental help our patients require, you can count on our team to tackle the problem at hand and help you find the solution.
No matter how big or small your dental problem may be, Sydney CBD Dental is ready to be at your service. We provide quality treatment solutions, focusing on the general health of our patients as well as fixing the dental problem at hand. Our approach in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to dental care means that we always deliver real results for our patients.
When your teeth is not in perfect alignment, orthodontic treatment can help to gradually move your teeth – using small, gradual forces – back to their desired position using either traditional braces or other aligner-type brackets.
Some of the most commonly treated orthodontic problems are: Crowded teeth; widely or unevenly spaced teeth; overbite; underbite; and crossbite. Depending on your particular issue and its severity, a typical treatment can take anywhere between 6 months to three years to produce the desired outcome.
The reason why orthodontics appears to be favoured among younger patients is because the ideal age for straightening one’s teeth is 12 or 13. This is largely attributable to the newly formed permanent teeth and bones that younger patients have, that allows for more effective treatment.
However, today’s advancements in new orthodontic techniques and protocols allow orthodontic treatment to be performed irrespective of a patient’s age. In fact, anyone who lacks a set of properly aligned teeth but wants them straightened for cosmetic, hygienic or health reasons should consider orthodontic treatment.
Due to new and improved teeth straightening procedures, many adult patients who may have missed out on orthodontic treatment in their adolescent years, are now able to enjoy the benefits of straight and beautiful teeth! Book an orthodontic consultation with one of our dentists today.
Another common misconception holds that orthodontics is merely a cosmetic procedure. Of course, having one’s teeth straightened can dramatically improve a person’s smile profile and there are many aesthetic merits to having straight and beautiful teeth. Nevertheless, the benefits are often as functional as they are aesthetic.
For example, people with unevenly spaced teeth – either too widely spaced or cramped within a small space (crowding) – often find it more difficult to clean their teeth. The irregular spacing and position of the teeth makes brushing and flossing less effective and may even become traps for food particles. When your teeth are straightened, it makes it a lot easier to thoroughly clean the teeth, thereby reducing the risk of tooth decay and other dental ailments.
People with severe overbites are also more prone to external impacts to their protruding teeth – the correction of overbites can even reduce the risk of sports injuries. While treatments may vary from patient to patient, the overall improvement of bite quality is a common benefit. Following orthodontic treatment, many people have experienced improved function to their aligned teeth, especially when it comes to chewing their food and speaking more clearly.
Of course, getting your teeth to be well-aligned promises many more benefits. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, why not give us a call on 9232 3900 and let us explain the benefits in clearer detail – as they personally relate to your individual needs.
At Sydney CBD Dental, we understand that many people delay orthodontic treatment simply because it is believed to be very time-consuming and expensive. They are often worried about the perceived inconveniences and social costs associated with wearing braces. Many would rather put up with having crooked or unevenly spaced teeth than consult a dentist for their teeth alignment issues.
Thankfully we have incorporated the latest techniques and systems that allow our treatments to be fast and efficient on one hand, while improving aesthetic results and patient experience on the other.
Here are two of the advanced systems that we offer in meeting a wide range of our patients’ teeth alignment needs:
What is invisalign?
The Invisalign system uses a series of customised aligners that fit comfortably over the patient’s teeth. Made from clear plastic, the removable aligners are transparent and less noticeable, as compared to traditional braces. They are suitable for adult wearers who do not necessarily wish to draw unwanted attention to the fact that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The aligners are comfortable to wear and may be removed for about one to two hours per day for eating and cleaning.
What are the benefits of invisalign?
Depending on the dental issue, Invisalign cases require less than a year to complete what may take other teeth straightening systems up to three years. The system works by repeating a procedure every week or so, in which a dentist places an aligner on the patient, at different stages of the alignment process. Each aligner would apply minute forces, in progressive levels, to move the teeth to their desired position.
Invisalign is an easy-to-use, non-surgical method that achieves straightening results faster with minimal interference to the patient’s lifestyle and oral hygiene habits.
What is Smilefast?
Smilefast Magic Braces is the latest innovation that takes traditional braces to a whole new level – with exciting results. It primarily focuses on the cosmetic concerns of an adult orthodontic patient who wants to achieve perfectly aligned teeth in the shortest time possible.
What are the benefits of Smilefast Magic Braces?
Designed to tackle a wide range of misalignment issues that other orthodontic systems may not address or require a much longer treatment time, Magic Braces is touted to be one of the most cost effective yet less time consuming option – it is said to deliver results within 3 to 9 months! A strong cosmetic attribute of the system lies in its clear braces that are almost invisible, allowing the patient to undergo treatment in a discreet fashion.
Since Smilefast Magic Braces deliver the results in a much shorter time, the technique requires lesser visits to the clinic hence it is also less expensive. Smilefast Magic Braces is a smart option for adult patients looking for a discreet and cost effective route to straight and beautiful teeth.
Orthodontic treatment costs can range from $4000-$7000 depending on the cases and intervals of treatment. For all our treatment options, we can work with you to find a payment plan that suits your needs and budget. The patient typically pays 40% of the cost on the first visit and the balance amount in monthly interest-free instalments over the course of the treatment.
After your initial consultation we can provide you with an all-inclusive proposal so that you know exactly what to expect before commencing your treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
We offer finance options for your convenience. We know that the costly nature of unexpected dental treatment can cause significant stress which is why we offer a variety of payment plans through Smile Choice and accept health funds.
Sydney CBD Dental along with Dental Care Network ™ is offering the Corporate Dental Program which provides you with the exclusive benefit of 10% off all dental treatments at our practice. This offer is redeemable if you are an employee of one of our partnered corporate programs. Contact our team to discuss joining.
We understand that some patients avoid visiting the dentist for fear of pain or traumatic experiences in the past. At Sydney CBD we can alleviate your concerns by offering pain-relief and sedation options to help make your experience as comfortable as possible.