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Types of Braces in Darwin, NT

December 22, 2020
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Posted By: Casuarina Square Dental Care
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With today’s technologies, most patients are good candidates for orthodontic treatments. At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we offer traditional braces and Invisalign to help patients achieve straight smiles.

Your dentist in Casuarina Square offers both traditional braces and Invisalign in Darwin.

Is Orthodontics in Casuarina Square Right for Me?

The best way to determine whether braces or Invisalign are right for you is to schedule an exam with our dentist. During this consultation, we check the state of your teeth, take x-rays and determine which option is right for your smile goals—or whether orthodontic treatment is the best choice.

If orthodontics is an option, we schedule treatment based on the option that is right for you.

For Invisalign, we take careful impressions of your teeth for the Invisalign lab. The lab fabricates your aligners based on these results.

You wear your aligner for about two weeks before changing to the next one in the series. You continue until you’ve exhausted your supply, and this marks the end of treatment. The aligners are discreet and removable.

Traditional braces rely on brackets and adjustable aligning wires. Your dentist adjusts your wires periodically to bring your teeth in line slowly. Traditional braces are fixed and can only be removed by a dentist.

For mild to moderate orthodontic issues, your dentist may recommend Invisalign. However, for severe issues, we often suggest traditional braces. Your dentist will discuss what to expect in either case.

After Orthodontic Treatment

When therapy is finished, we create a custom retainer for you to wear. This retainer prevents orthodontic relapse—meaning your teeth shifting back to their previous state. Typically, you wear this retainer during sleep.

Are You Ready to Arrange Your Next Orthodontic Consultation?

To learn whether you’re a good candidate for orthodontics or arrange an evaluation, we welcome your call.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.