Orthodontics

FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY SMILE FOR LIFE

Orthodontic treatments such as braces and plates, can help restructure your mouth and teeth for many more smiles in the future.

We love it when we can improve our client’s smiles and they leave our studio feeling confident and happy! Dr Chris Chan is passionate about cosmetic dentistry and offers braces, plates and Invisalign or Clear Correct. 

Orthodontics includes the aligning or correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws. It not only provides a desirable cosmetic outcome, but it also is important for the function of the jaw and how the lower and upper teeth fit together.

Braces

Braces can be metal or ceramic and work faster than the clear retainers on offer. Braces work by applying pressure and over a period of time will move teeth in a specific direction. The brackets are small squares which can be metal of ceramic, these are bonded to the tooth and these work as handles, holding the wires that move the teeth.

Plates

Plates are usually used for children to hold teeth in the correct position as their adult teeth enter the mouth. It works with wires and springs to push or hold teeth into position.

Invisalign & Clear Correct

Invisalign and Clear Correct utilises a clear retainer where small attachments are placed on the teeth which serve as the wire in braces and help to “pull” or position the teeth in the desired position. The custom-made retainers are replaced every two weeks and there are a series of retainers between 18-30. The series of retainers will slightly move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force.

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Orthodontist Teeth Braces Brisbane Springwood

HOW CAN ORTHODONTICS HELP YOU?

For in-chair teeth whitening the dentist uses a stronger product that works faster. They need to place a shield to protect your gums or other soft tissues from the whitening product. 

Whether you choose to whiten your teeth at home or at our dental studio, we recommend to come in for an appointment with our dental team who can recommend the best solution!

FAQ

Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health.

Braces are basically handles on your teeth. Fine wires are attached to these handles which move the teeth in the correct position.  Braces give an Orthodontist full control of each individual tooth, allowing them to be placed in precise positions to help improve your smile.

Braces also fix gaps. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.

Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.

With the innovative technology of the Damon System, teeth straightening is easier than ever before to improve your smile in far less time, with greater comfort and with greater results and benefits that last a lifetime.

  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Confidence to excel in school, work and personal life
  • Broader smile
  • Enhanced facial features
  • Clearer speech for interviews, public speaking, etc.

During the ages of 4-11 years, initial interceptive treatment can be done to reduce the severity of a problem when all the adult teeth come through.  In some cases, this can eliminate the need for definitive orthodontic treatment with full braces.

The optimal time for full orthodontic treatment (full braces) is when the baby teeth have all fallen out. Typically 11-13 years for girls, and 12-14 years for boys.

There are some exceptional cases where we recommend orthodontic treatment is delayed till teeth have full grown.

Enamel uses braces from Damon which offer the following benefits to your normal braces:

  1. Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
  2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
  3. A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics—usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

With the Damon System, we don’t just align the teeth; we are able create beautiful smiles. The Damon System is designed to deliver results for a lifetime.

Damon braces create less friction and their unique design makes them an easier and often a faster form of braces.

In fact, choosing Damon braces can take up to six months off of treatment and also lead to fewer orthodontic treatments.

Treatment time with the Damon System is typically much faster than with conventional braces. Also, far fewer appointments are required during treatment. 

The Damon System braces have a unique slide mechanism that allows us to use far lighter forces to move teeth to their correct positions. So not only is your treatment shorter, it is also far more comfortable.

Very light “shape memory” titanium wires are used that gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. Many people experience very little discomfort.  

Braces are much smaller than they were just a few years ago, and new materials are now used that make them very discreet.

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