Adult Orthodontist Adelaide

In Adelaide, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult, but many adults with teeth misalignments don’t consider an orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and oral health. If left untreated, misaligned teeth can lead to other dental problems such as gum diseases, tooth decay, difficulty chewing or speaking, and many more.  Orthodontic treatment can […]

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In Adelaide, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult, but many adults with teeth misalignments don’t consider an orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and oral health. If left untreated, misaligned teeth can lead to other dental problems such as gum diseases, tooth decay, difficulty chewing or speaking, and many more. 

Orthodontic treatment can not only improve your smile and health but also prevent the risk of future dental problems, as mentioned above. During the treatment, the teeth are realigned correctly to create a better bite so that the gaps in the teeth where germs can multiply are eliminated, and the teeth are made to fit better to improve bite and speech.

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Adult Orthodontic Treatment Adelaide

If you are an adult who has misaligned teeth, you must consider treatment in Adelaide. We can fix overbite, underbite, crowding, open bite, and misalignment in your teeth and give you a beautiful smile and healthy teeth. Orthodontic treatment is a terrific investment into your overall health and confidence.

During orthodontic treatment, consistent pressure is applied on teeth over a few months to move them in the right place using braces or aligners. Many people think that braces hurt, but that’s not the case; modern medicine has come a long way, and we ensure that the braces do not hurt your teeth. However, they can be mildly discomforting in the initial weeks of the treatment.

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Does Medicare cover braces for adults?

Healthcare in Australia is expensive, especially dental healthcare. In such cases, it is right to seek Medicare for your orthodontic treatment. However, since most orthodontic treatments are for cosmetic reasons, Medicare (and even health insurance) don’t generally cover the treatment. Yet, there have been some instances where the treatment has been covered where the treatment was necessary for the patient’s health. So, we suggest that you contact the local Medicare office or submit your claim for the treatment.

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Adult Braces Adelaide

Adult braces are the most common treatment in Adelaide for a beautiful, confident smile and healthy teeth. Braces consist of brackets and wires; the brackets are stuck to your teeth, and the wires are connected to the braces. The wires apply a constant pull on the brackets, which moves your teeth in the right alignment over a few months.

Braces are the traditional treatment for adults, and they are highly effective in realigning your teeth. However, they do come with a few downsides. For instance, braces are visible and can hamper your confidence, they require timely maintenance and retightening, and they can restrict the kind of food you can eat since some foods can break the wires or get stuck in time. Despite the downsides, you can never go wrong with braces if you want to align your teeth.

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Do braces take longer for adults?

The orthodontic braces treatment for adults in Adelaide is the same as that for children. Still, the only difference is that the process may take slightly longer compared to children, as adults are no longer growing and have denser teeth. Other habits, such as clenching, smoking, tongue thrust, can also affect the outcome, which is why we work closely with your dentist and physician to get the best desired results.

Adult Invisalign Adelaide

Modern medical technology has come a long way, and one of the gifts of such technology is Invisalign, more commonly known as invisible braces or aligners. These are the perfect alternative if you don’t want braces. Invisalign is unlike traditional braces. They are transparent and made of medical-grade plastic. They don’t require brackets and wires, but since they take the shape of your teeth when you wear them, they can still pull your teeth in the right alignment just as effectively as braces.

One of the primary positives of Invisalign is that they are transparent, so if you are worried about braces hampering your confidence, Invisalign would be ideal for you. Another positive is that they can be removed and reinserted without needing a dentist.

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Is there an upper age limit for Invisalign?

There is a misconception in Adelaide that Invisalign is just for children, but that’s far from the truth. There are no age restrictions on Invisalign, and as long as you are serious about getting your teeth aligned, Invisalign can be your best choice—they are just as effective as adult braces. 

What is the average cost of Invisalign for adults?

The cost of Invisalign varies in Adelaide, and it depends on your dental health and treatment plan. However, the average cost of Invisalign ranges from AUD 6,000 to AUD 9,000; however, in some mild cases, the treatment cost for Invisalign can be as low as AUD 1,800. Contact us to get the best prices for Invisalign in Adelaide.

Can adults get Invisalign?

Yes, as mentioned earlier, there is no age restriction for Invisalign. Whether you are 18 or 50, you can get Invisalign without any worry. The treatment will be just as effective as traditional braces. Invisalign are versatile, and thanks to their thermoplastic makeup, they take the shape of your teeth when you wear them, so the age does not matter here.

Get the best adult orthodontic treatment in Adelaide by contacting us right now. Whether you want to treat your lisp, prevent plaque due to overcrowding, or improve your smile, our orthodontist can help you with the proper orthodontic treatment at the best prices. GIve us a call now.