Teeth Straightening Treatments

There are multiple treatments to straighten teeth, from invisalign, clear correct, plates braces, your dentist or orthodontist (specialist) will line up your teeth within your jaw so you not only look better but may have more efficient use of the affected teeth. Depending on the level of complexity it may be even necessary to have a corrective surgery. At MVDC we have had great success correcting and straightening smile with ClearCorrect.

Teeth Straightening Treatments in Adelaide

Invisalign Teeth Straightening

Invisalign is a pioneering teeth straightening system that employs a series of custom-made clear aligners tailored to fit your teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for both teens and adults.

Made from smooth and BPA-free plastic, they offer a comfortable fit without the abrasiveness of traditional braces. One significant benefit of Invisalign is its removability.

This means you can take out the aligners during meals, ensuring no dietary restrictions, and maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine. Furthermore, with Invisalign’s 3D imaging system, patients can preview their treatment plan and anticipated results before beginning the process.

ClearCorrect Teeth Straightening

ClearCorrect is another innovative orthodontic solution that uses clear aligners to adjust teeth positioning. Similar to Invisalign, ClearCorrect’s primary advantage lies in its near-invisibility, ensuring that wearers can undergo treatment without the self-consciousness often associated with metal braces.

The aligners are custom-fitted, making them efficient in treating various misalignment issues.

Additionally, ClearCorrect provides a flexible treatment regimen, as the aligners can be removed for brief periods. This makes activities like eating, brushing, and flossing hassle-free.

Due to their clarity and efficacy, ClearCorrect has become a preferred choice for many seeking a less noticeable teeth straightening alternative.

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Braces & Plate Teeth Straightening Method

Plates braces, often just referred to as “plates,” are removable orthodontic appliances designed to correct specific dental misalignments. These devices are usually made of acrylic material and sometimes incorporate springs or wires to facilitate certain movements of the teeth.

Plates braces are versatile and can be used for various purposes, such as expanding the palate, correcting crossbites, or moving individual teeth. One of the key benefits of plates braces is that they can be taken out during mealtimes or when playing sports, offering convenience and flexibility.

For younger patients or those with minor adjustments, plates braces present a simpler and often more cost-effective solution than fixed orthodontic systems.

Satisfied Patients

& growing every year

Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.
Teeth Straightening FAQ’s

It all depends what the problem is, in general, teeth straightening can take anywhere from 1 to 2 years. This is because the methods used will move all of the teeth into proper alignment.

However, there are numerous systems available now that work in a much quicker time frame.

Many of these focus on the ‘social six’, which are the teeth that are seen at the front of the mouth.

This method is usually chosen by adults, which can take as little as six months in some cases, as they have less impact on social and work life and people will hardly notice you’re having treatment.

Orthodontic treatment requires extra care and attention when it comes to your oral hygiene routine.

This is because you are introducing something new into the mouth, which ultimately creates even more spaces for food and bacteria to hide in.

You will need to visit your hygienist on a regular basis for professional removal of the plaque and deposits that will formulate in places that are hard to reach yourself.

We will advise you on the best toothbrush to use that will suit your orthodontic appliance.

The use of interdental brushes instead of dental floss is recommended, and smaller brushes that can be used around brackets, if you have them.

It is important to keep on top of your oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment but there are numerous aids available to help you with this.

A pretty nifty dental hygiene appliance is the water flosser, this is a tool squirts water at high pressure, by doing so removes residual food partical that the toothbrush and interdental brush did not remove

The short answer is yes, there other alternatives to traditional wire braces. These include fixed clear braces, & Invisalign aligners. Both of these treatments for adults focus on offering discreet, fast acting and affordable solutions for teeth straightening.

Although traditional wire braces are incredibly effective, we can now use braces with tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, or clear aligners to straighten your teeth.

There are many causes for adults to get crooked teeth later in life, even after you have had braces to straighten your teeth. These causes can be any of the following:

  • Teeth clenching & grinding
  • lack of flossing over a prolonged period of time can slowly move your teeth due to gum disease.
  • poor dental care
  • poor diet
  • facial injuries
  • wisdom teeth

In babies & children the main causes of crooked teeth come from the following myofunctional habits such as:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Over use of a dummy
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Mouth breathing

Other issues for crooked teeth in children, come down to:

  • Jaw size & shape
  • Genetics & heredity issues
  • Poor dental care
  • Facial injuries