Orthodontics can be a very effective method to correct crooked or malpositioned teeth. With orthodontic treatment, over time the teeth will become aligned, making it a safe and popular treatment with long-lasting, economical and visually pleasing results.
Most minor crowding can be corrected in approximately 4 to 12 months, while more complex problems can be corrected typically within 18 to 30 months. The traditional method of correcting malpositioned teeth involves brackets being placed on the teeth and slowly moved over time. These brackets remain in place for the duration of treatment to maximise the efficiency of treatment.
Occasionally, a tooth or teeth may need to be removed to make space before realigning the surrounding teeth.
At Hornsby Dental, Dr Philip Song offers fixed orthodontic treatment (braces). A choice of conventional brackets, or ceramic brackets can be selected. A thorough consultation and examination, as well as photographic records are taken during an initial consultation. These records are used to analysis and plan orthodontic treatment. A computer generated model can be used to visualise the final facial, this gives patients a visual reference to what the final result will look like.
It is important to remember that dentists are not orthodontists, therefore, if the complexity of your case is beyond the scope of our practice, we always recommend that you consider a visit to one of our referring orthodontists. We are here to look out for your best interests, and if we believe an orthodontist is needed, we will not hesitate to recommend one to you.
Orthodontic treatment costs around the Hornsby area can be as high as $9,500+ depending on the complexity of the case.
At Hornsby Dental, our orthodontic treatment cost typically ranges between 5,500 to 6,500, including all adjustment appointments as well as retainers upon finishing treatment.
The exact cost of treatment is determined by the complexity of the case rather than the time it takes to complete. Usually a 30% deposit applies at the commencement of orthodontic treatment and the balance is paid at regular intervals every 1-2 months.
You also have the flexibility of paying for the full cost upfront in one payment prior to the start of treatment, and we offer a discount of 10% to the total cost (e.g. 5,500 – 550 (10% discount) = 4,950). Ceramic brackets are available at your choice for a slight extra cost.
Hornsby Dental is pleased to advise that we offer the Invisalign(TM), the clear way to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners to gently move your teeth to their ideal position. This invisible Orthodontic system is ideal for most young adults who prefers a subtle, gentle way of moving your teeth, most people won’t even notice that you are wearing it.
2 types of Invisalign is offered in our practices, Invisalign Lite(TM) for corrections of minor misalignment, or Invisalign Full(TM) for more comprehensive correction of entire occlusion.
Typically, the invisible plastic aligner is worn for about 3 weeks before progressing to the next one. They are worn full time, and only removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Your dentist at Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist will customise the treatment specific to your needs, which means that the number of aligners required will vary from individual person to person.
The great benefit is that it will be difficult for anyone to notice that you are even wearing Invisalign(TM) as it is a very discreet system.
To speak to one of our friendly staff, call (02) 8090 1100 or feel free to e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions that you may have.