An overview of our services
Find out more about the products we offer
When considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family we understand the need to balance affordability with results. Our Orthodontist, Dr Lesley Short, aims to identify the best products for your individual circumstances. She will help you understand the dynamics of product choice: effectiveness; speed of results and price. Lesley will help you find the right solution, whether it is for you, your child or your teenager.
The information below offers general guidance about the sorts of products we can supply at Sunshine Coast Orthodontics. If you want to discuss which options are best for you, make an appointment with Lesley by calling 07 5447 5040.
Traditional Braces, technically know as ‘fixed appliances’ are still a core product in modern orthodontics. They are often a cheaper option than ‘invisible braces’.
Invisalign serial aligners are not technically braces but are very popular due to their low visibility. Incognito lingual braces are the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of braces, specially built and designed to fit on the tongue side of the teeth, which also makes them less noticeable than traditional braces. Fixed ceramic braces are also a popular option and can be fitted with a less noticeable nylon wire, rather than a traditional metal wire.
Headgear and Functional Appliances
Less well known, but very useful depending on individual circumstances.
Mini implants are a tiny screw anchored in the bone and have revolutionised orthodontic practice because they allow us to move only the teeth we want to. They reduce the need for headgears and elastics and allow procedures that previously couldn’t be done without surgery, or minimise the need for surgery.
Options for Children
We pride ourselves on understanding children’s orthodontic needs. We make your child feel comfortable at our clinic and have special options for little ones. Getting orthodontic help for children is surprisingly cost effective and time efficient at normalising facial development, minimising the need for orthodontic treatment later in life.
Options for Teenagers
Does your teenager like to stand out from the crowd? Teenagers can customize their braces with coloured metal or elastics or choose to go for more discreet options such as Invisalign.
Options for Adults
Invisible options such as Invisalign and Incognito are more popular with adults seeking orthodontic treatment.