Clear Braces & More on the Sunshine Coast

Metal braces

Favicon 18 px Metal braces are an effective way to achieve good results with less financial outlay, and if costs are of concern then they may be the most appropriate option. Metal braces are fitted after an initial consultation with Lesley. One advantage of metal braces is that they are stronger than ceramic braces, which can shatter if they get a good knock. For this reason metal braces make good sense for children. When dealing with situations where the bite has teeth sitting next to the braces, metal braces are better because they produce less wear on natural teeth than ceramic brackets.metal braces framed

Metal braces can be a good choice when people are less bothered by the visibility of the braces, and more interested in reducing the total financial outlay. Metal braces are fitted following an initial consultation with Lesley at her Noosa or Rockhampton clinic, then the client returns on a regular basis to review progress and make any necessary adjustments. The time required for treatment is usually about 2 years, although this depends on the client.  The cost of treatment with metal braces depends on the complexity of the individual case, but is usually between $3,000 to $8,000, depending on individual circumstances.  As a Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Short is qualified in accelerated orthodontic techniques that can reduce the time needed for braces to work by up to 66%.

If you would like to know how much metal braces would cost you, or to discuss other options, make an appointment with Lesley for an assessment and quote.  Make a start today on getting a beautiful smile by ringing 07 5447 5040.  You can choose to see Lesley in Noosa or Rockhampton, whichever is more convenient. Sunshine Coast Orthodontics offers comprehensive consultations to give you an idea of your options and the costs involved. Dr Lesley can also tell you about alternatives which may be quicker or cheaper, depending on your needs.

 

 Ceramic braces

Favicon 18 pxCeramic braces are another discreet option when it comes to straightening teeth. Ceramic braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, but the brackets that fit onto the teeth are tooth coloured, which makes them appear less obvious.  Dr Short also uses Teflon coated , tooth coloured  wires instead of metal wires, which makes the braces even less easy to see.

Ceramic braces can be aceramic-braces small good choice where traditional braces seem to be the most appropriate treatment option, but the person would still like to reduce the visibility of the braces to others.   Ceramic braces are fitted following an initial consultation with Lesley at her Noosa or Rockhampton clinics, then the client returns on a regular basis to review progress and make any necessary adjustments. The time required for treatment depends on much teeth need to move. One advantage is that the cost of ceramic braces is only about $500 more than traditional braces. They can be a great option for people looking for less obvious solutions.  Dr Short is  qualified in specialist techniques that can reduce the time needed for braces to work by up to 66%.

If you would like to know how much ceramic braces would cost you, or to discuss all your options, make an appointment with Lesley for an assessment and quote.  Make a start today on getting a beautiful smile by ringing 07 5447 5040 .  Sunshine Coast Orthodontics offers comprehensive appointments to give you an idea of your options and the costs involved. Dr Lesley can also tell you about alternatives which may be quicker or cheaper, depending on your needs.

Incognito™ lingual braces

InFavicon 18 pxcognito™ lingual braces are a revolutionary way of achieving straighter teeth, without anyone knowing that you have braces fitted at all. Known as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of braces, Incognito braces sit on the tongue side of your teeth, rather than on the front (hence the term ‘lingual’).  The braces are moulded and individually manufactured for you.incognito grey frame

Treatment with Incognito braces starts with your orthdontist, Lesley Short. Lesley takes a cast of your mouth and the cast is sent to Germany where custom braces are created for your individual teeth.  Once your lingual braces have been returned to the clinic, you will have an appointment to fit them.   After this you will return to the clinic every 6 weeks to have the braces adjusted, as your teeth become straighter and more aligned.  The amount of time involved depends on how much straightening is required, but treatment usually ranges between 8 months to 2 years.

The cost of Incognito™ braces is due to the fact that they are handcrafted to fit onto each individual tooth. Incognito braces normally cost between $7,500 and $15,000, depending on individual requirements. To understand how much Incognito braces would cost you, and how soon you can improve your smile, why not make an appointment at our Noosa or Rockhampton clinic for a no-obligation assessment of your teeth straightening needs?  Call 07 5447 5040  to make an appointment.

Lesley Short is the only accredited member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists in Noosa, and the only Orthodontist  authorised to supply and fit  Incognito braces in Noosa.  If you would like to know more about Incognito™ braces, follow this link and watch the video.

 

Invisalign® Serial Aligners

Favicon 18 pxProbably the most widely known option for straightening teeth without the use of metal braces, Invisalign serial aligners are a clear tray that sits over your teeth, similar to a mouthguard. The tray is moulded so that gentle pressure moves the teeth towards alignment. The aligner is worn up to 21 hours a day until the teeth have moved enough to require the fitting of the next aligner. As the teeth straighten, a new tray is created to keep moving the teeth to the next stage. The number of aligners and stages depend on where the teeth are to start with.Clear braces in Sunshine Coast

The cost of tooth straightening with Invisalign® is determined by the amount of alignment needed, and the number of stages involved in the treatment. Of course this is driven by the individual. As a guide, prices range from $3,500 up to $12,000.  If you would like to know how much Invisalign® would cost you, and get an idea of how long it would take to achieve a beautiful smile, Sunshine Coast Orthodontics offers an initial consultation to give you an idea of your options and the costs involved. You can choose to see Lesley in Noosa or Rockhampton, whichever is easiest for you. Dr Lesley can also tell you about alternatives which may be quicker, cheaper and more effective.

Call 07 5447 5040 today to get one step closer to a beautiful smile, or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

 

Frequently asked questions about braces:

Do I need braces?

If you are reading this then you must have some questions about your smile. The only way to answer those questions properly is to see a Specialist Orthodontist. Dr Lesley Short has extensive national and international experience as a Specialist Orthodontist. Why not answer those questions once and for all by booking a consultation at Sunshine Coast Orthodontics? Initial consultations are $125, where you will receive a through examination and all of your options outlined. Call 07 5447 5040 and find out what’s best for you.

What are the alternatives to braces?

Many people believe that Invisalign® aligners are braces. In fact, they are an alternative to braces similar to a mouthguard. Invisalign® can be suitable in cases where small to moderate change is required.  Another alternative to traditional braces is the use of Incognito lingual braces or the use of mini implants to move individual teeth. Dr Lesley is skilled and experienced in the use of these alternatives  and techniques which can provide the best solution for your specific needs. Why not book an appointment to discuss your specific options? Call 07 5447 5040 to book an appointment at out Noosa Clinic.

What do braces cost?

The cost of braces varies for individual circumstances. The type of brace and the complexity of the case affect the overall cost. In Australia, the cost of braces can range from $3,000 for an upper arch to $8,000 or more for full braces. We offer qualifying clients the option to spread costs over a longer term by paying in instalments.   The best and only way to find out how much braces would cost you is to have a consultation with a Specialist  Orthodontist like Dr Lesley. Call the clinic to discuss your options and the potential costs on 07 5447 5040

Call 07 5447 5040 to book an appointment or find out more.

If you would like us to contact you, or you have a question, please fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can use these contact details for appointments in Noosa or Rockhampton. An initial consultation with Dr Short costs as little as $125. You can find more information on the costs of braces and other orthodontic treatment on our product and services pages.

Sunshine Coast Orthodontics offers payment plans and now accepts AMEX and Diners Club in addition to other major credit cards. We also accept HICAPS.

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Call 07 5447 5040 to find out how Dr Lesley Short can help you achieve a beautiful smile.

An initial consultation with Dr Short costs as little as $125