What Teeth Straightening Treatment Is Right For Me? Thanks to modern technology, there are now more straightening options to choose from than ever before. As orthodontic science advances and treatments become increasingly affordable to everyday people, it is becoming harder to choose which option is best. To make the decision a little easier, the team at Sunshine Coast Orthodontics, headed by the eminent Dr Lesley Short, have put together a brief overview of the available treatments.
Metal BracesThe tried and tested metal brace is still the go-to treatment for many orthodontists. Offering unparalleled versatility and effectiveness, these old favourites are ideal in most situations. Fixing almost any type of crooked, misaligned or wrongly spaced teeth, metal braces are only let down by their appearance and cleaning difficulty.
Ceramic BracesEssentially the same thing as metal braces, ceramic braces offer the advantage of using tooth-coloured parts, which makes them far less noticeable. However, due to their white colour, they can sometimes soak up pigments from food, making them appear yellow. This can be overcome by choosing coloured ceramic, which is always a hit with younger patients.
InvisalignInstead of wires and fittings, Invisalign uses clear mouthpiece aligners to train teeth into the correct …