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Adolescents

The teenage years are the perfect time to undergo orthodontic treatment as the adult teeth have erupted and the bones and jaws are still growing. This is the time when orthodontic treatment is at its most simple, comfortable and non-invasive.

What types of braces can I have?

Thanks to new technologies and treatment techniques, there are now various orthodontic options that cater for even the most discerning teen.

Traditional metal braces still exist and remain the most popular treatment option for adolescents. Learn more >

If your teenager is self conscious and concerned about the effect that braces will have on their appearance, then we have a number of discreet treatment options which they may prefer:

Clear or ceramic braces are very similar to traditional braces but are a lot less visible as the brackets are the same colour as their teeth. Learn more >

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth so they can’t be seen. Our customised Incognito® appliances are the ultimate in discreet orthodontic care. Learn more >

How long will I have to wear my braces?

If Phase 1 treatment has been undertaken, the treatment time for an adolescent may be as short as 12 to 18 months. Patients who have not undergone early interceptive treatment may need expansion with their braces and treatment may take longer – between 18 and 24 months.

We are excited to offer our patients Suresmile®, a cutting edge technology which can reduce treatment time by up to 30%. With Suresmile®, Dr Siva utilises advanced 3D images, virtual simulations and robotically bent wires to move teeth to their final position in a more direct route. Learn more >

How do we get started?

To determine the orthodontic needs of your teenager, you will need to schedule an appointment for a specialist consultation. At this initial visit we will go through the available alternatives and discuss which orthodontic treatment is best suited to address your teenager’s orthodontic issues, taking into account their preferences, lifestyle and your budget.

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