There are many benefits to having well-aligned teeth besides having a beautiful smile.

Orthodontics

There are many benefits to having well-aligned teeth besides having a beautiful smile.

Orthodontics

Well-aligned teeth make eating, speaking and maintaining good oral health easier. Orthodontics focuses on correcting bite irregularities and spacing between teeth.

At Hills Dental Group, we offer orthodontic services by a specialist orthodontist, Dr Steven Farrer.

For children, the early management of orthodontic issues is essential. Our dentists recommend that your child have an assessment with Dr Steve Farrer, before the age of 10. This allows him to assess their facial growth and ensure optimal jaw development.

It’s never too late to correct your smile with orthodontics. Adults are great candidates for orthodontic treatment too! And luckily, modern orthodontics offers various lifestyle-friendly options.

There are many factors to consider when determining the most suitable orthodontic treatment. These can include the orthodontic issues you or your child may face, lifestyle and budget. A thorough assessment with Dr Steve Farrer can help guide you towards the best option.

We offer several orthodontic treatments, the most popular being modern fixed braces and clear aligners. Treatment time varies from one patient to another.

We offer several orthodontic treatments, the most popular being modern fixed braces and clear aligners. Treatment time varies from one patient to another.

Modern Fixed Braces

Fixed braces have come a long way in the last few decades. These days, they offer better comfort and a more subtle appearance. Fixed braces have three main components:

  • Small metal or translucent brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth (or back of the teeth in the case of lingual braces)
  • Archwires that connect the brackets
  • Ligatures (elastic bands) to assist in applying pressure to the teeth to encourage movement

Fixed braces work by gently applying pressure to the teeth to move them into position over time. We’ll see you every six to eight weeks for the duration of your treatment. This is to check your progress, tighten your braces and address any concerns.

Invisalign

This orthodontic treatment offers discrete teeth straightening with minimal impact on one’s lifestyle. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of removable clear aligners. They get worn over the teeth for 20 to 22 hours per day for a period. Each set of aligners gets replaced after one to two weeks of wear with a new and slightly altered set.

Invisalign makes use of the latest in software, 3D and manufacturing technology. This means a high degree of predictability and accuracy. Invisalign, being removable, offers convenience. Especially when eating, playing sport and cleaning your teeth and aligners. The most popular feature is that the aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth!

Orthodontics Adelaide Hills

Are you looking for an orthodontic specialist you can rely on? We can help! Our team takes the time to listen to your concerns and explain treatment options to you.

You'll always know what to expect and you'll have our support, every step of the way.