Cosmetic dentistry options for crooked teeth
Do you lack confidence when it comes to your teeth? You’re not alone.
If you’re concerned about your smile, our private dental clinic in the Gold Coast offers Invisalign treatment, a series of almost undetectable aligners that straighten your teeth into the naturally beautiful looking smile that you’ve always dreamed of.
Whether you’re looking for a complete smile makeover or you’d like to straighten some crooked teeth, there are several cosmetic dental solutions designed to cater to your specific needs. To help you make an informed decision about your smile, we’ve prepared this article to help you understand your options.
Read on and learn how the innovative Invisalign compares to other cosmetic treatments including veneers and conventional orthodontics.
What is Invisalign and what can it address?
Invisalign treatment straightens your teeth using clear plastic orthodontic aligners that are designed to fit the teeth and can be used to alter the appearance of gap teeth and crowded teeth, as well as to treat overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments, these clear aligners are removable which means that you can maintain your oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and eating without them throughout the whole duration of your treatment. An appealing option for those that wish to straighten their smile without noticeable braces, Invisalign aligners are almost undetectable due to their clear and natural looking appearance.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Once you’ve had your consultation with your private dentist, impressions are then taken of your teeth to create the aligning trays that are used to straighten your teeth into the desired position. Then, each set of clear aligners will be worn for approximately two weeks – though removed when you eat, drink, brush or floss. The whole process lasts around six to 18 months, depending on your specific needs. Once treatment is over, it is recommended that you wear a custom-made retainer at night to stop the teeth from moving and keep them in the right position.
How do other cosmetic treatments differ?
If you decide that Invisalign isn’t’ for you, there are a number of dental treatment plans that can make you feel proud of your smile. After completing a comprehensive assessment of your specific needs, we’ll provide you with a tailored dental treatment plan at our private dental clinic.
- Veneers are a brilliant cosmetic solution that create a completely symmetrical appearance, designed to repair chips, discoloured or broken teeth. They can also be used to close small gaps between the teeth and create a perfectly straight ‘Hollywood’ smile. Veneers are custom-made from thin shells of dental porcelain that are firmly adhered to the front teeth, and are fabricated to look like your own, natural teeth.
- Conventional orthodontics (commonly known as ‘braces’) are generally worn for around eighteen to thirty months and are adjusted accordingly during return visits to gradually align and straighten the smile. Once treatment is complete, a retainer is fitted to ensure the teeth remain their new position.
- Cosmetic bonding is a procedure whereby tooth-coloured composite material is applied to the teeth, sculpted into shape and then strengthened to fix the appearance of crooked or wonky teeth.
Book a consultation at our private dental clinic
At the Dental Boutique, we utilise the latest technology to build our customers confidence and self-esteem by helping you experience a new smile. Committed to providing premium dental care no matter what the treatment, our expert private cosmetic dentists work with you to understand your needs to understand exactly what you want to achieve.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign and the range of cosmetic dentistry solutions at The Dental Boutique, get in touch with us today on 07 5591 2262.