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By Cumberland Dental
October 22, 2018
Category: orthodontics
Tags: Adult Braces  

Braces aren’t just for kids. Find out what options are available to our adult patients.

Clear Adult BracesWho says orthodontic treatment is just for kids? While a lot of kids and teens may get braces it doesn’t mean that the ship to a straighter smile has sailed just because you’re now an adult. In fact, more and more adults are turning to our Cumberland Park, SA, dentists Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffe for braces. Let’s find out how we can help you.

  • Dealing with crooked teeth?
  • Dealing with uneven spacing between teeth?
  • Have an overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite?
  • Are your teeth crowding each other?

If you said yes then braces can certainly help you fix these common issues to get a perfectly aligned smile. Of course, our Cumberland Park, SA, family dentist also understands that adults who require braces have different needs than children and teens. After all, as a kid, you might not mind wearing metal braces on your teeth but adults often don’t want to be seen sporting metal braces to work or around colleagues. While traditional braces are one of the most effective strategies for a straighter smile it isn’t the only option.

In fact, there are a couple of discreet ways to fix your dental issues to give you the smile you want:

Clear Traditional Braces

Traditional braces, as you might already know, use brackets and interconnected wires to shift teeth into the proper position. While traditional braces are often made from metal, patients who require this type of braces to fix more serious misalignments can choose to get clear or tooth-colored brackets, which will make your treatment less obvious to those around you.

Six Month Smiles

Adults often shy away from the orthodontic treatment they require because they loathe the idea of wearing braces for a year or more. Luckily, there is a way to get the results you want without having to wear your braces for more than 6 months. While these braces won’t be able to tackle all issues they are great for handling mild-to-moderate problems.


Instead of applying brackets and wires to your teeth, your dentist will provide you with a set of clear, removable aligners. These customized aligners look like transparent mouthguards and they are designed to shift teeth into their ideal position over the course of several months to a year. This can be a great option for adults and older teens dealing with mild-to-moderate dental misalignments who are dedicated and willing to wear their aligners.

Remember, it’s never too late to get a straighter smile. Turn to the experts at Cumberland Dental to schedule an orthodontic consultation with us. Our Cumberland Park, South Australia general dentists would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the different kinds of braces that could give you the results that you want for a healthier smile.

We see people of all ages coming to our practice for straight teeth. More and more people are trying to look their best and straighten their teeth than before. We wondered whether more people were having clear braces, Invisalign, Smilefast etc than before and then we saw a recent report in the Dental Tribune. The global market for straightening teeth invisibly is expected to grow at 12% compound growth over the next 5 years or basically on a track to double in 6 years time. 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report last year found the proportion of Australians who where uncomfortable with their dental appearance increased from 20 in 1994 to 27% in 2013 with over 33% in the lowest income households.

What does this tell you? That people are more conscious of their smile than ever before. A new smile can be the difference between getting that new job or staying where you are. Its brutally honest, but many people judge others on their initial appearance. Could getting white braces on your teeth or Invisalign be the difference for you? 


More people want to get their teeth straighter but don't know how to go about it. Who do I see? Do I need an orthodontist to straighten my teeth? We get a lot of our patients from word of mouth which tells you something. Sometimes its not until you really see a place inside that you know what its going to be like. Our patients are happy that they can get their new smile, quickly, easily and with braces that look more modern than 30 years ago. They like the friendly staff and payment plans that help them afford their new smile. Most of all in this day and age, who wants to be left with teeth that look like this

Our orthodontic payment plans can save you from these crooked teeth

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