Teeth Straightening

Adult Braces

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Adult Braces

Lillybrook Dental works with patients using adult braces to achieve the smile and confidence they’ve always wanted

Many people are recognising the transformative value of teeth straightening using adult braces. With many options available, depending on your teeth, mouth, and personal goals, the team at Lillybrook Dental can help.

There are many reasons to choose orthodontic treatment as an adult. Perhaps you had orthodontic treatment as a teenager, but your teeth have moved since. Or maybe your bite and chew function are compromised, taking away from your enjoyment of food and life more generally.

Typical conditions that are treatable with adult braces include:

  • Crowded, crooked, or misplaced teeth
  • Protruding teeth (also referred to as overbites)
  • Under bites
  • Deep bites
  • Where the jaw and face are asymmetrical
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Where teeth need to aligned before veneers, crowns, implants or dentures
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What are the options for adult braces?

Deciding on the best option for adult braces is easy. Before commencing adult braces treatment, your Lillybrook Dental dentist will complete a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and mouth, identifying any issues, including preparation of digital x-rays. With this understanding an ideal adult braces treatment will be recommended for you. 

We understand electing to have adult braces is an important decision and that treatment has to fit into your life. It’s why we tailor an adult braces, selecting from the solutions below.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are custom-made plastic aligner trays. Sitting over teeth, the aligner trays exert pressure on teeth and gradually move them. Over the course of treatment, you will receive a number of aligner trays, allowing your teeth to be moved into the ideal position.

As a removable appliance, to maintain progress on your teeth movement, it’s essential that clear aligners are worn for 20 – 22 hours daily. This provides ample opportunity for you to eat, drink, brush and floss.

Lillybrook Dental offers patients the advanced teeth straightening technology to help them achieve the smile and confidence they’d love.

You can be sure at every step of the way through your teeth straightening journey, we will provide support and help you achieve the smile and confidence you’d love to have.


Braces are not what they used to be. The days of “train track” treatment are well and truly behind us.

While metal braces continue to be popular, particularly for children’s braces, adults who’d like their treatment to be more discreet can choose from tooth coloured or clear ceramic braces.

Although clear aligners and fast braces are now a popular choice for adult braces, there are still many benefits associated with regular metal and clear ceramic braces. Most importantly, they help the wearer achieve their teeth straightening goals, with benefits seen even within a few months.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed on the inside of teeth and are the only invisible option for adult braces. Although they are usually more expensive and generally take longer to place and adjust, their main benefit is they can’t be seen. If you feel self-conscious about the idea of adult braces treatment, lingual braces could be the most ideal option for you, noting that not everyone is a candidate for lingual braces. 

Your Lillybrook Dentist will provide options about the treatment pathway that best suits you.

When are adult braces a good option?

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Patients who undergo adult braces treatment are looking to invest in themselves. Although adult braces allow people to straighten their teeth, of equal importance are the personal transformational benefits, such as improved confidence, self-esteem, and health.

Want to discuss your options for adult braces? Let the Lillybrook Dental team help.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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