Orthodontics

At Elanora Dentistry our mission is to help patients of all ages to achieve healthy beautiful smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. We strive to make the treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients. Dr Jacobs work individually with patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle. We are proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to suit your needs. Including a variety of different types of braces.
Modern braces are designed to be smaller lighter and more comfortable than they were in the past making them a more comfortable and discrete form of orthodontic treatment.

How long does orthodontic treatment take

Treatment time can vary widely from patient to patient it will depend on the severity of your condition and can take anywhere from 6 months to 3 years, although most commonly it takes 18-24 months. It is very important to look after your braces with a braces friendly diet ,keep up with regularly scheduled appointments at our Elanora Dentistry office.

Types of braces

With the advancement in the orthodontic field there are several braces options that generates great results. Few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, but orthodontic treatment can give beautiful results.

Metal Braces

Made from high quality strong stainless steel. Typically brackets are mounted to the front of the teeth together with the springy arch wire running through the brackets to guide the teeth into position. This option can treat any orthodontic condition. The brackets are small and more discreet than used to be before.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces .the only difference is that it’s made of ceramic that is the same colour of your teeth and therefore it blends with the teeth, this makes them more discreet.
That said, clear brackets are slightly more fragile and more expensive.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses a different method from braces to move the teeth. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are removable and clear. They have to be worn 20-22 hours a day and they fit directly into the Dental Arch and are virtually invisible. You can remove the aligners to eat drink brush your teeth and floss. It is a highly convenient orthodontic treatment.

An initial consultation will be conducted to discuss what suits your condition best and choose the optimal treatment option that fits with your lifestyle.
Feel free to request an appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you. We are excited to help you achieve a beautiful healthy new smile!

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