Orthodontics for Adults
Perhaps you just weren’t too fussed about having crowded or uneven teeth as a teenager or maybe your parents were simply unable to afford it at that time.
Yet now, as an adult, you feel self-conscious about your uneven smile and difficult to clean teeth.
You may already have seen an orthodontist and been told it will take a whole two years or even three years of braces to straighten your teeth and you really can’t see yourself putting up with it for that long.
Can you put up with braces for just six months or even less? If so, for most adults, we have the answer for you.
Powerprox Six Month Braces®
Bayswater Dental was one of the first dental practices to introduce Powerprox Six Month Braces® to Australia. Powerprox Six Month Braces® has a successful track record in the U.S.A. for seventeen years of delivering great smiles in an average time of six months instead of the more traditional two years.
Would you like to get rid of those gaps, overlapping teeth or crowding and change the appearance of your smile?
You don’t like the sight of metal? Not a problem. We use crystal clear Inspire ICE ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wires which are almost invisible.
Powerprox Six Month Braces® have the following additional benefits:
- It will be far more comfortable for you because the technique uses much lower forces than traditional braces
- Treatment is much faster than with traditional braces
- You will have healthier gums because straight teeth are much, much easier to clean than crowded teeth
- We can even correct the position of your gum line to help give you that great smile you’ve always wanted, and, best of all,
- The cost of treatment is much less than that of using traditional braces
- Powerprox Six Month Braces® will enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence by giving you the straight teeth and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
For most patients the course of treatment involves a series of appointments four weeks apart over a period averaging between five to seven months depending on how much tooth movement is required to achieve your desired result. Some of our patients achieve their desired result in as little as 9 to 12 weeks.
Call Ashlee now on (03) 9720 1719 to arrange a FREE consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for this technique.
At this FREE Consultation we will discuss with you what you want to change about your smile and give you an opportunity to see before and after pictures along with asking any questions you may have. Dr. Mighalls will then carry out a short examination of your teeth and facial structure to assess your suitability for treatment using the Powerprox Six Month Braces® technique.
Please note that this free Consultation is not going to be a sales pitch. It is to genuinely assess whether or not your mouth is suitable for treatment using the Six Month Braces technique.
Six Month Braces is not suitable for everyone.
How many appointments do I usually need for orthodontic treatment with Les?
Every patient is different but the following can be taken as a guide.
Free initial consultation
This is to assess whether or not you are a suitable patient for the accelerated orthodontic techniques we use. If you are suitable then at this appointment we will give you a written cost estimate of the fees involved in giving you a great smile in a matter of a few months rather than years and answer any questions you may have. Some patients, though, need a comprehensive course of orthodontic treatment with a specialist over a period of two or more years. If this is the case we can refer you to a specialist of your choice or to one of the orthodontic specialists on our panel.
Orthodontic record taking
This is when we really start work on giving you the great smile you’ve always wanted in the shortest time possible. Even though the treatment time is accelerated some of our techniques have been used in orthodontics for over 60 years. We have married together traditional concepts with modern material technology and computerised orthodontic bracket placement. Today we take impressions and photos of your mouth and teeth then arrange for various X-ray films to be taken. Once everything has been planned out you return a couple of weeks later for…
Placement of your braces
Today we bond in the orthodontic brackets and place our archwires which very gently move your teeth into the correct position to give you a great smile in as short a time as possible.
Next follow a series of review appointments where we monitor what is happening and adjust the braces accordingly to guide your teeth into a great smile. The number of appointments varies; sometimes four, sometimes six and occasionally even more depending on the complexity of your treatment.
Our shortest active treatment time to date is a little under nine weeks.
The great smile approaches
When we are both happy with your smile and the way your teeth look we then take another set of impressions, before…
The braces come off
We gently remove the braces then clean your teeth and fit retainers to help maintain your teeth in their new positions.
You are not on your own though
We also schedule at least one review appointment to check on how you are going with the great, new you. If you wish you may also place yourself on our review program and schedule yourself in for regular six monthly check-ups with us to maintain that great new smile of yours for us to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.