Considering Braces? We can help
At Raintree Dental, we offer a wide array of treatment options for those looking to correct the alignment of their teeth, such as:
- Removable aligners and the Invisalign® system
- Fixed braces (metal, porcelain and clear) such as DamonTM
- Functional appliances and the Myobrace® system
Some reasons to consider straightening misaligned teeth:
- Improve your teeth alignment for a more confident smile
- Correct bite and jaw problems, which make it difficult to chew
- Make teeth easier to clean, helping to avoid poor dental health later on
Recommended treatments will vary depending on the patient’s age and individual needs. To discover the treatment that is most suitable for you/your child, book an appointment with us for a consultation.
Clear, removable aligners – the Invisalign® system
The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are virtually invisible, so you can continue to smile confidently throughout the course of your treatment.
Your series of aligners will be custom-made for you, according to an individual treatment plan determined by your dentist. The process starts with your dentist taking a digital scan of your teeth. The Invisalign® system will then use 3D software to create a set of aligners that will apply the right amount of force in the right place at the right time, with proven results.
Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat the foods you most enjoy and brush as you normally would. The smooth aligners fit snugly over your teeth, with no brackets and wires for a more comfortable feel compared to traditional braces.
Fixed braces (metal and porcelain) and DamonTM system
Traditional metal braces are what most people picture when they think of braces. These braces have been around the longest and are still the most cost-effective option for straightening teeth. Ceramic or porcelain braces work in a similar way to metal braces but are clear or tooth-coloured, and less noticeable.
The DamonTM system is a series of braces that uses self-ligating brackets. These braces have a component that closes around the wire to keep it attached, instead of using elastic ties. They apply a lower, more constant pressure on your teeth, giving you a more comfortable experience after every adjustment, without compromising on results.
The system is also more streamlined, resulting in a neater look and feel, and teeth that are easier to clean. Available in metal and porcelain.
Functional appliances and Myobrace®
Functional appliances designed to help correct the jaw position, tongue and lip posture, and mouth-breathing habits of growing children and teens. All this aims to improve the proportions of the jaw in relation to the face, and create space for teeth to grow naturally as the child or teen develops. This could help simplify or even eliminate the need for braces down the line.
The Myobrace® system is a preventive, pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, allowing for natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and consists of a series of removable intra-oral aligners that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.