The biological mechanism of tooth movement is consistent at any age, albeit a little slower in adults – which is the technical way of saying that it’s never too late to achieve the smile you want.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self esteem. Many professionals are choosing to have orthodontic treatment to improve their self confidence on the job.
Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Undergoing orthodontic treatment, even at a later stage in life, can address these issues and enhance the future health of your dentition.
Recent advances in scientific knowledge and orthodontic technology have greatly enhanced the aesthetics, precision and comfort of orthodontic appliances. We use techniques and technologies which make orthodontic treatment discreet, reduce the frequency of visits and shorten treatment time.
- What aesthetic treatment options are available?
Our approach to orthodontics allows you to undergo treatment discreetly and quickly using the most aesthetic treatment solutions available.
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth so they are completely hidden. Our customised Incognito® appliances are the ultimate in discreet orthodontic care and the preferred option for many of our adult patients. Learn more >
Clear or ceramic braces are the aesthetic alternative to traditional braces, being the same colour as your teeth. Learn more >
Invisalign® or clear aligners can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic conditions. Learn more >
Adults can have complex and specialised requirements during their orthodontic treatment program. Dr Siva co-ordinates inter-disciplinary treatment with a number of specialist practitioners including Prosthodontists, Periodontists and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Our patients receive the finest possible co-ordinated and collaborative care, with these specialists working together to deliver an orthodontic outcome that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
- How long does treatment take?
There are many factors to be taken into account in formulating a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. Due to high levels of acceptance and motivation, many adult treatment plans can be completed within 18 to 24 months.
We are excited to offer our patients Suresmile® – a cutting edge technology which utilises advanced 3D imaging, virtual simulations and robotically bent wires to move teeth to the final position. It offers our patients more precision, better results, and a beautiful smile in less time than conventional braces.
Suresmile® has been shown to reduce treatment times by 30% or more, saving an average of 8 months in treatment. With Suresmile®, your teeth don’t move faster. They just move more directly to their finishing positions as determined by Dr Siva’s treatment plan. Learn more >
- How do we get started?
The first step towards enhancing your smile is a specialist consultation with Dr Siva. There are many factors which need to be taken into our in developing a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We take the time to listen to your needs, allay any concerns and develop a customised solution to deliver you the most effective results.
"Its never too late to achieve a beautiful smile."