Cosmetic Dental Services

Teeth Straightening - Non Specialist

Transform with your smile with straight teeth.

Orthodontic treatments, such as traditional braces and clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign), correct crowded or crooked teeth. This is more than just aesthetics, crooked teeth can be more difficult to clean and may increase your risk of cavities and gum disease.  Teeth may also need to be straightened to allow other treatment to be carried out successfully such as crowns and implants.

A number of our Maven Dental Practices across Australia are experienced in offering teeth straightening treatments for Adults and children. Your treatment options may vary for both adults and children including fixed braces, removable appliances clear aligners and more. Although they are not specialists in orthodontics, dentists who have pursued additional training and qualifications are able to provide clear aligners and fit braces.  Your Maven dentist will recommend the best option for you, after assessing your teeth and mouth condition. In some cases, this may include referring you to a specialist orthodontist

Teeth Straightening Methods

What can be used to straighten my teeth?

Braces

  • Metal brackets and wires, there are a range of different braces options available

Ceramic Braces

  • Similar to the metal braces, except they are tooth-coloured or clear brackets that are less noticeable

Lingual Braces

  • Similar to the traditional metal braces, except the brackets and wires are placed on the inside surface of the teeth so that they are not visible

Invisalign®  

  • Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear plastic removable orthodontic aligners that gently move your teeth. The aligners are replaced every 2 weeks.

Education

Over the years, modern and digital technology has revolutionised the way your dentist or specialist orthodontist can straighten your teeth.

Apart from making your teeth look great, there are also important functional reasons for straightening teeth:

  • Crowded and crooked teeth are hard to clean which can, in turn, cause a range of problems in the future
  • Teeth that are very prominent can be more at risk from trauma injuries. Orthodontics can move teeth into an ideal position in relation to the lips, to better protect them and improve the facial profile.
  • Jaws and teeth that are in correct alignment function better and individual teeth are not subject to excessive biting forces.

Consult a dentist or specialist orthodontist if you are concerned about your teeth or your child’s teeth.

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FAQs

The cost of orthodontics depends on the type of treatment and how long it will take to treat your mouth. Your dentist or orthodontist will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later financial options including Afterpay and 18 months Interest-Free*.

Your dentist or specialist orthodontist is highly trained and skilled at making the orthodontic treatment process as easy and painless as possible. We make sure you feel comfortable during any treatment. At the consultation with your orthodontist or dentist, we want to be sure that you understand the treatment plan and feel at ease about it. Following adjustment appointments, you may feel discomfort for a few days because your teeth are moving into new straighter positions.  If you have any concerns at all, please let us know.

The length of your treatment will depend on the movement required to straighten your teeth and can only be determined by your dentist or orthodontist.

An orthodontist has additional qualifications and has completed significant further study to become a specialist in their field. General dentists can have a special interest in orthodontics, often in specific treatment areas, such as Invisalign