Each smile is unique and beautiful in its own way, but we all have certain expectations of what makes up an attractive set of teeth, which seems to be high up on our list of priorities and rightly so. A clean, neat, straight smile may even help boost self-confidence.
When your teeth are neatly aligned it is much easier to keep them clean more effectively, because there are less hard-to-reach areas in which plaque and tartar may build up or where bacteria may thrive.
When teeth are crooked and wonky there is more chance for bacteria to linger in the mouth leading to increased plaque formation and the build-up of tartar which cannot be removed at home and results in numerous dental problems. Orthodontic treatment at our dentist Wagga can help address misalignment issues, creating a beautiful and healthy smile for you.
Most adults are reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment with traditional dental braces. Here at Kooringal Dental we understand that this can be an issue and are proud to present many different types of orthodontic braces which are significantly more discreet and convenient and therefore an attractive choice for those who may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the visibility of traditional braces.
Speak to our dentist Wagga to find out about ceramic braces. These work in the same way as traditional orthodontic braces, using brackets and wires that are fixed to the surface of your teeth. However, to ensure discretion these brackets are made of ceramic so that they are almost invisible, coloured to match the natural look of your enamel and are proven to be able to produce great results, much as those that are seen by using traditional orthodontic braces. These are ideal for adults who are looking to correct extensive misalignment issues of their teeth and average treatment times can take approximately 12 to 18 months depending on the amount of movement necessary to correct your smile.
If you are looking for minor or moderate correction of the aesthetic issues of your teeth then you may wish to speak to our dentist Wagga to find out about Invisalign at our practice. Invisalign is a highly popular choice of cosmetic dentistry amongst dentists and patients alike. Unlike traditional orthodontic braces they are not fixed to your mouth and can be taken out and replaced as necessary. Instead of brackets and wires Invisalign uses thermoplastic aligners which have been individually designed to fit your teeth precisely and accurately. The main reasons for the popularity of Invisalign is that these aligners are highly discreet and comfortable to wear. They need to be kept inside your mouth for at least 22 hours of the day and can be removed when necessary; taken out at meal times and for cleaning and brushing your teeth. These are a perfect alternative to fixed braces and have an average treatment time of 6 to 12 months, depending on how much movement is necessary to correct your smile.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.