At north shore Dental Our Dentists offer a variety of ways to help you achieve the straight teeth you want.
Few of us have naturally straight teeth, but with the help of orthodontic treatment, whether using cosmetic braces with ceramic brackets; near-invisible Clear Aligners; or other orthodontic braces; you can have a beautiful smile to be very proud of.
Is a virtually invisible way of straightening your smile using a series of custom moulded, clear “Aligners” which have been designed and manufactured in stages to gradually shift crooked teeth into place. They are discreet, comfortable and made of clear plastic.
Clear or White Braces
Ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces. They are an excellent solution for patients who are concerned with the appearance of their smile during treatment, as they are very discreet but no less effective than normal braces. The brackets are made of a translucent ceramic material which blends in with the natural colour of the teeth; it is very strong and durable.
Mara & Riconator
The MARA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance) is a powerful and effective bite corrector and is used to reduce/correct the excessive horizontal overlap between upper and lower front teeth commonly referred to as an "overjet". The Riconator is also used to correct a smaller overlap between upper and lower teeth.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal Braces consist of metal brackets glued to the teeth. These brackets act as handles which can be pushed and pulled by wires to move the teeth. These wires need to be tied to the brackets to push on them and this is usually done with little coloured rubber bands or “O” rings. These also ensure the patient doesn’t get bored with the treatment, especially teenage children.
Self-ligating braces are braces with brackets that do not need the small rubber bands that hold the wire in place. The brackets themselves have a sort of trap door that holds the arch wire in place. This creates less friction between the wire and the bracket allowing for more efficient and therefore quicker tooth movement.