Titirangi Dental offers orthodontic services for kids and adults of all ages. We are a family dentist that is dedicated to giving each patient a confident, dazzling smile and a better self-image with the help of self-ligating braces and Invisalign.
Invisalign – Invisible Braces
It’s never too late to have your teeth straightened. Many adults who are self-conscious about crooked teeth choose to look into Invisalign treatment to better suit their lifestyle and provide a discreet method of correcting their teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. The aligners are made using the latest in 3D imaging technology, which also allows your dentist to show you images of the progression of your teeth. The aligners need to be changed every two weeks. They are comfortable and easy to remove for special occasions or to brush and floss every night.
Many patients prefer Invisalign to normal braces because they are nearly invisible, more hygienic and less painful – you won’t experience the metal wires cutting your inner cheeks or gums. In addition, as long as you don’t have severely crooked teeth, Invisalign treatment often works more quickly than metal braces.
Self-litigating braces look very similar to traditional fixed braces that have been used for decades to straighten teeth. However, these braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties, using a permanently installed moveable component to secure the wire instead. They are available in clear or ceramic brackets, making them far more discreet.
These braces offer many benefits over traditional models because they achieve precise results and are effective at treating both simple and complex issues, like malocclusion and dental problems for teeth and gums.
Orthodontics for Kids
It’s best to get your children’s teeth assessed before they are 10 years old, as many growth issues can be picked up at this time and some problems may be easier to correct if treated early. After the initial assessment, we will even monitor your child for free until it’s time to start treatment.