Orthodontics and Invisalign in Toowoomba
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that is focused on diagnosing, preventing and treating patients with irregular teeth alignment and jaw function.
Ortho, simply means, “to straighten or correct”
Orthodontic treatment promotes an aesthetically pleasing smile; enhances facial profile, assists in oral hygiene of the teeth and supporting tissues and occlusion.
We are able to provide our patients with orthodontic treatment tailored to meet your needs and expectations.
The first step in determining your orthodontic treatment plan is learning about your current orthodontic condition. A detailed examination of teeth, supporting tissues and face will be performed, to identify the need for orthodontic correction.
We have various treatments available dependant on the patient’s diagnosis.
Our orthodontic services include:
MRC Myofunctional therapy and appliances
The Trainer System
T4K ® Phase 1 (soft) is most effective in early mixed dentition for tooth eruption guidance and correction of myofunctional habits can be applied for children 6 years and over.
Myofunctional appliances in conjunction with exercises and help strengthen, co-ordinate and restore muscles of the face and tongue. This treatment is highly effective with tongue thrust, abnormal lip, jaw, swallowing and speech conditions.
T4K® Phase 2 (harder) appliance usually follows after 5 to 8 months of Phase 1 use to achieve better tooth alignment.
Invisalign®is a clear and invisible solution to straighten your teeth. Treatment times have been 50% less than other treatments.
For more information visit: https://www.invisalign.com.au/about-invisalign
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® utilises 3D imaging technology to develop a series of clear, custom made aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into their new position. Every fortnight your aligners change over to a new set of aligners that will encourage your teeth into their new positions.
When you are ready to proceed with treatment, we issue you with your custom made aligners with instructions for you to follow at home. We will see you every 6 to 8 weeks to check on your progress and address any concerns you may have during the course of treatment.
The benefits of Invisalign® are:
- Aligners are virtually invisible
- Smooth and comfortable
- They are easy to clean and can be removed when brushing and flossing
- There are no restrictions in diet as aligners are removed to eat and drink
- Few visits compared to braces
- To see if Invisalign® is suitable for you, please phone our reception for a consultation
Insignia Advanced Smile Design
Insignia is the latest smile technology using virtual treatment technology software to create customised brackets and wires to guide your teeth into the correct position.
Insignia technology allows precise bracket placement which achieves efficient tooth movement lessening treatment time and fewer visits. The treatment outcome is cosmetically pleasing and functionality.
Damon System Braces
Damon system offers a treatment of traditional technology driven braces using self-ligating mechanics to move the teeth efficiently.
The Damon system often requires few adjustment visits and reduces treatment time. The system incorporates the newest technology to provide effective results. The braces are comfortable and compact to ensure your treatment is a pleasant and comfortable experience and you achieve a wonderful confident smile at the end of treatment.