ORTHODONTICS ST KILDA
Grey Street Dentist proudly offers orthodontics to patients in the local St Kilda, St Kilda East, Balaclava, Elwood, Albert Park, Middle Park, Windsor and Prahran areas.
Have you always wanted a straight smile?
Worried about that crooked tooth that shows up on every photo you take?
Want something other than metal braces?
Considered braces but it takes too long?
Flossing and brushing everyday but still, can’t keep them clean because your teeth are too crooked?
We may have an answer for you!
I constantly see patients in all sorts of age groups who want to straighten their teeth and improve their smile but don’t want to go through having metal braces for a couple of years! Having crowns and veneers is not an option because it can be expensive and involves trimming down teeth.
Does that mean you are stuck!? NO!
I’ve compiled useful information on these treatments for your consideration.
Straight teeth not only look better but it is also healthier because it makes cleaning so much easier! It means, you can prevent gum disease, decay and other nasty things but at the same time, look better and build your confidence!
At Grey St, we offer three different types of orthodontic treatments:
- Damon Braces
- Invisalign/Clear Correct
- Fast Braces
Read on to see what option is best for you.
If you are looking at straightening up that smile without having to wear metal braces, then Invisalign is for you! So what is Invisalign? It’s a series of clear ‘invisible’ aligners that are changed every 2 weeks that gradually straighten up your teeth.
Call us to come in for a free 15 minute consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
If you’d like an idea of what the Invisalign experience is like, check out these video diaries that Alanna has filmed over the course of her treatment. Her treatment was little longer than some others as her case was a tad more complex but now she’s beaming from ear to ear as her treatment nears the end.
Fast Braces (Braces in 6 months)
Just think, in a few months you could be smiling like a star.
Fast Braces is…
Fast – You will have straight from teeth in about six months.
Discreet – the wires and brackets are almost invisible.
Affordable – the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost.
Fast Braces are a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, and can level and round out the arches, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.
Fast Braces uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires. The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but more than twice as quick.
The nickel-titanium wires put gentle pressure on the brackets to level and align the teeth with close to minimal discomfort to the patient. The gingiva follows this movement to achieve an aesthetic outcome.
Fast Braces is a fast, effective and affordable treatment when adults are seeking to correct their smiles. Because we do not claim to address major orthodontic issues, Fast Braces can be done very quickly, making it potentially more affordable than all other orthodontic options.
Fast Braces takes less time than conventional orthodontics because it focuses only on the “social six”, the front teeth that most influence the smile. The process is further enhanced with the use of special nickel-titanium wires, which exert gentle pressure to force movement in the teeth.
With clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, Fast Braces is barely noticeable – and worn for only a fraction of the time compared to traditional braces.
Standard orthodontic mechanics are still involved with CFAST, but because it’s just the front teeth, the force required is minimal. The nickel-titanium wires exert mild pressure to force the teeth to move, and this is done without the need for severe tightening which can cause the discomfort noted in conventional orthodontic treatments.