Adam Alford Dental is one of Brisbane’s leading orthodontic dentists and provides a range of orthodontic, braces and teeth straightening services. He is trained in Invisalign (clear braces) and fixed braces (usually ceramic braces). Sometimes orthodontics are required as part of a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan, as well as for functional purposes.
Dr Adam Alford has advanced his training through Progressive Orthodontics. Progressive Orthodontics has been the worldwide leader in comprehensive Orthodontic continuing education since 1984. Progressive Orthodontics is an ADA CERP Recognised Provider. ADACERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.
Orthodontic treatment inBrisbane cityis generally performed to improve a person’s appearance by straightening their teeth. However, an attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Bringing the teeth, jaws and lips into proper alignment results in better functionality, easier cleaning and increased confidence and self esteem.
Crowded, overlapping teeth are harder to clean and can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. Straightening Teeth in Brisbane citywill make it easier for patient’s to look after them.
Crooked and crowded teeth may also contribute to speech impairments and can increase the risk of trauma if teeth are prominent. Also having a particularly narrow arch, which is often associated with crowded, crooked teeth can affect your breathing.
Teeth surfaces can wear unevenly if there is poor alignment of the teeth or jaw. Having what’s called a malocclusion where the teeth are causing the jaw to move in an unnatural direction will eventually cause Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction (TMD), which leads to pain and discomfort and reduced ability to chew and function properly.
In cases of a deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gum behind the upper front teeth, causing damage.
The cost of orthodontic braces depends on the individual and whether the patient is choosing traditional fixed, traditional fixed with ceramic (white) upper anterior brackets or Invisalign orthodontic treatment. In general standard orthodontics will cost approximately $6,500 (standard or ceramic brackets) while Invisalign is between $5,000 – $9,000.
For optimum results, Adam Alford Dental will often combine standard braces and Invisalign, as the braces are quicker and more reliable to create the straight teeth and align the teeth, and Invisalign is used to finish.
We recommend standard braces over Invisalign as there is greater control of tooth movement, it it achieves better correction of occlusion (the bite) and relies less on shaving off tooth structure.
Most patients indicate that after a month of having the standard braces on they realise no one is looking at them and they are no longer self conscious.
Upfront costs when the braces are fitted or aligners (Invisalign) ordered is between $1,000-$3,000, depending on style and type of orthodontics (braces) selected. The remaining costs are paid out over the period of treatment, on average 14-24 months. Remember some treatments can be a lot shorter depending on what the patient requirements are.
Full payment needs to be completed prior to finalisation of the orthodontic treatment (removal of braces, attachments) and retainers made.
For all orthodontics, especially Invisalign, there may be a need to carry out refinements throughout the process. Some of these costs are unforeseeable and may be in addition to the initial estimate.
The pricing structure for Invisalign is based on a full course of treatment. During the initial orthodontic record review assess whether more affordable versions of Invisalign (Invisalign Lite) are possible.
Patients who decide to have Invisalign treatment have to be aware that you must wear the aligners for 22 hours per day everyday during treatment. All patients carrying out orthodontics will receive some at home whitening as well. All orthodontic treatment needs to have retainers made and they must be worn forever.
Searching for a solution to straighten your teeth in Brisbane City or Toowong? Look no further than Adam Alford Orthodontics! Our experienced team offers a range of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and traditional braces, to help you achieve a confident and beautiful smile. With our state-of-the-art technology and personalized treatment plans, we can straighten your teeth with precision and efficiency. Plus, our convenient location in Brisbane City and Toowong makes it easy to fit your appointments into your busy schedule.