While braces have long been associated with teenagers, as a rite of passage into adulthood, health-conscious adults have also been seeking orthodontics to enhance their appearance and bite comfort.
At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, Dr Ben Piller and his team recognise the importance of a healthy smile at any age, not to mention the confidence that comes with a smile you are proud of.
Dr Piller is a specialist orthodontist educated in the particular benefits and challenges adults face when seeking orthodontic treatment. His specialty status means expertise and a holistic approach to tooth alignment, that considers function, comfort and appearance.
Whether you are a busy professional, or active in the social scene, we invite you to learn about the orthodontic options available using the latest technology in ceramic braces and clear aligner therapy, which are more discreet and efficient than braces of the past.
Traditional Braces for Adults
Traditional braces are still one of the most effective and time-tested ways to move teeth into alignment. If you are concerned about metal brackets, we offer clear ceramic brackets to minimise the aesthetic impact on the smile during treatment.
At Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics, we specialise in the lastest braces technology using self-ligating brackets which are more efficient, minimise food traps, staining and makes oral hygiene easier to maintain. We are proud to provide our patients with the most up to date braces in the orthodontic space.
Invisalign for Adults
As an Invisalign Platinum Provider, Dr Piller is experienced in treating complex cases using this popular clear aligner system, which is a comfortable, aesthetic and a convenient treatment option.
If you have been told that Invisalign will not work for your particular orthodontic concerns, we recommend contacting Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics to arrange a consultation with Dr Piller. He will discuss all options available to you and consider your lifestyle needs when designing your customised treatment plan.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move teeth over time. Patients wear each set of aligners for 22 hours per day for 7-14 days before moving to the next aligner in the series.
Invisalign aligners are removable; therefore, eating and oral hygiene are easier to manage, whilst providing the opportunity to enjoy professional engagements and social occasions with confidence and ease.
In some cases, patients wish to enhance their smiles cosmetically or prepare for cosmetic dentistry by ensuring the teeth and bite are correctly aligned. Orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign will improve your overall outcome and the longevity of your cosmetic dentistry.
Post-Orthodontic Treatment Retention
Our practice philosophy is to ensure that your hard work, commitment and pleasing result is maintained long-term. The only way that we can ensure a stable orthodontic outcome is with life-long retention.
Immediately after orthodontic treatment has completed, the teeth are vulnerable to movement. This is because the bone around the teeth has expanded and requires time to condense and stabilise after treatment. This is the reason why fixed and removable retainers will be provided and are so important!
Contact Us for an Orthodontic Consultation
If you are an adult looking to enjoy a healthy and confident smile, please call us to arrange your initial consultation as no referral is required to see a specialist orthodontist!