Types of Braces | Orthodontist in Tauranga | Dan Smethurst Orthodontist

Are you considering braces?

The benefits of straight teeth are countless – some of which include our health, our well-being and our confidence. Dan Smethurst Orthodontist offers many different types of braces to help you achieve each of these benefits and a beautiful smile that you are proud to show off. 

Each treatment plan we develop is completely personalised and bespoke to the patient and carefully considers your goals, objectives and lifestyle. After your initial consultation with our specialist orthodontist, we will recommend the very best orthodontic treatment for you. 

 

Traditional metal braces

Having been used for decades, stainless steel braces are the traditional braces that you probably picture when you think about orthodontic treatment. These braces consist of small metal brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth with a wire running between them. The wires are kept in place by small elastic bands, which are the colours often referred to during treatment. 

Metal braces are a very effective treatment option and are suitable for many orthodontic circumstances. Although these have been around for quite some time, orthodontic technology has advanced metal braces to be much more discreet and comfortable to wear than ever before.

Traditional metal braces

Clear braces

Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but they are made from virtually invisible ceramic for a more subtle look. Our patients love clear braces when they want to benefit from the reputation associated with metal braces but are worried about how they will look on their smile. 

Whether you have a major or minor orthodontic case, clear braces can help enhance your smile. 

Clear braces

Invisible braces

Invisalign is known as the invisible way to straighten your teeth without traditional braces. The treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. At Dan Smethurst Orthodontist, we provide Invisalign treatment to patients of all ages in Tauranga, Te Puke and Mt Maunganui. 

Invisible braces

Accelerated orthodontics

At Dan Smethurst Orthodontist, adults can opt for a faster treatment with accelerated orthodontics to improve the smile without altering the way the teeth bite together. This treatment can be completed within 6 to 12 months. 

In addition to smile makeovers, adults’ maintenance of healthy teeth and gums has never been more important. Adult orthodontics can help improve areas of periodontal disease (gum disease) with the help of a Dentist or Gum Specialist by improving the alignment of the teeth and the level of the jaw bone. We take a modern approach to orthodontics, ensuring our patients have great teeth for life. 

Accelerated orthodontics

Customised treatment sure to make you smile

Within the orthodontic industry there is a range of different programmes, software and systems all designed to help us deliver the very best results to you, our patients. At Dan Smethurst Orthodontist we use Suresmile, a customised fixed appliance system that enables us to provide you with bespoke braces that are custom-designed to your mouth, ensuring a more enjoyable treatment journey and greater results overall.

Suresmile technology gives us greater flexibility to create a tailored appliance system just for you. That’s one of the main reasons we have chosen it. We don’t believe any smile is the same – everyone has a unique smile and that should be reflected in the treatment we offer. We can achieve this with the help of Suresmile, which is why it’s our orthodontic system of choice.

To find out more about Suresmile technology and how it could help you achieve the beautiful smile you’re after, book a free consultation with our team at Dan Smethurst Orthodontist today.

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Experience the difference with Dan Smethurst Orthodontist

Our orthodontist and team of specialists have the expertise and training to provide Invisalign and metal braces teeth straightening treatments to our patients in Tauranga. To find out more, schedule an orthodontic consultation and discover the treatment options available to you. 

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