1A Orthodontics offer a full range of orthodontic treatment solutions so you can find the right system to suit your needs. Popular orthodontic appliances options include:
After a full clinical assessment, we will recommend one or more appliance options that are best suited to your needs.Contact us
It is never too late! Orthodontic treatment can be a positive step—especially for adults who have endured a long-standing problem. Orthodontic treatment can restore good function and teeth that work better and usually look better too. A healthy, beautiful smile can improve self-esteem, at any age.
Orthodontic treatment may then be only a part of the patient's overall treatment plan. Close coordination with your general dentist may be required to assure that the treatment plan is managed well. You may need to be referred back to your dentist for other work prior to starting treatment to ensure you are dentally fit first. After completion of orthodontic work, you may decide to have further cosmetic treatment such as teeth whitening or composite bonding to help repair small chips and brighten your smile!
Your dentist may also recommend orthodontics to help bring you to optimal dental health. Many complicated tooth restorations, such as crowns, bridges and implants can be best accomplished when the remaining teeth are properly aligned and the bite is correct. For some individuals, complicated and expensive procedures such as implants, bridges, veneers or crowns may be completely avoided by moving your own natural teeth into the correct position and closing spaces using orthodontics.
Every patient in need of orthodontics is different and different aligners and braces are designed to combat different conditions. Finding the right brace to fix your teeth and fit your lifestyle can be difficult. However one method to help choose is discretion vs speed.
Clear aligners are a lot more discreet with most people remaining unaware you ever wear one. This treatment can be lengthier leaving you wearing the aligner for a long time, especially during complicated treatment. Braces, however act much faster but are very difficult to hide sitting in plain view as they correct your teeth. There are exception to this rule such as Lingual appliances that sit on the inside of the teeth. This does, however, limit the brace's functionality only working to correct certain conditions.
Aligners such as Invisalign are removable for sports, keeping the appliance safe and preventing the aligner from causing any damage to the teeth and gums from an impact.
For fixed appliances, your orthodontist can supply custom-made mouth guards to fit over braces, offering you a high degree of protection, especially when playing sports. Acting like a shock absorber to spread impact force over a large area, a properly engineered mouth guard should prevent or greatly reduce the effect of any injury to the mouth area.