While clear braces provide the full treatment, just like standard braces, the attraction of this system is that they are less noticeable, which means our patients feel an increased sense of confidence as they undergo their orthodontic treatment.
Clear braces are a popular choice
Clear braces - see-through or colour matching
Clear braces are either made from ceramic and are translucent. Clear braces are far less visible than metal braces so patients are less likely to try and hide their teeth and, are more comfortable smiling during the treatment process.
- Durability. They are extremely strong and just as robust and effective as their metal equivalents.
- Invisibility. Porcelain braces blend more effectively with most teeth colourings and are not as noticeable at a distance.
- Comfort. Our patients happily tell us their porcelain braces are comfortable and we believe they may not aggravate gums as much as metal can.
- More hygienic. Not having the elastic bands makes dental hygiene easier and less susceptible to a build-up of plaque.
Damon clear braces work precisely the same way as the Damon metal ones but they are more visually pleasing for patients. It is this advantage that makes them a popular choice with teens and adults.
Dental issues such as dysfunctional bite problems and crooked, crowded and gappy teeth can be corrected by using ceramic Damon clear bracket braces.
Ceramic braces are one way of achieving a new smile discreetly as you undertake orthodontic treatment.
Damon braces differ from traditional metal braces, not only in that there are no elastic bands, but also that a slide mechanism is used. This mechanism allows teeth to move more freely, there is less pressure and a more natural profile is obtained.
To find out if ceramic braces are the best option for you, speak with Dr Gullotta at his Southport clinic on the Gold Coast. To make an appointment please call the practice today.
Frequently Ask Questions
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosing, preventing and treating problems in the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment involves using braces, clear aligners plates and other corrective devices to move teeth and jaws into normal alignment. It may involve changing the position of the teeth or modifying the way the jaw grows.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has undertaken an additional two or three years of full-time study and clinical training at university (usually a Masters degree) so they can specialise in orthodontics. This extra study is on top of the five years spent training as a general dentist. Orthodontists are the most qualified to diagnose, prevent and treat problems you may have in the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
No, a referral is not necessary to see a specialist orthodontist like Dr Gullotta. You should, however, have a general dental check-up before you start any orthodontic treatment. This is because there may be some dental problems eg dental decay or gum disease that may need to be addressed before orthodontic treatment can begin.
There is an unmetered 2P section out the very front of the building, however there are limited spaces. All other parking is 2P metered. If you don’t want to pay for parking, we suggest leaving early, parking at Australia Fair and walking to the practice.