FAQs

Your orthodontic questions answered

Here you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions we get about orthodontics. If you have a question that isn’t here, feel free to send us a message.

At saacks orthodontics, we recommend 7 as the best age to come in for an orthodontic assessment. At this age we can assess their health and determine if they require early intervention orthodontics or if we only need to monitor their dental health.

Providing teenagers the orthodontic care they need no longer has to involve bulky metal braces. Treatment systems such as Damon, Insignia and Invisalign all offer discreet options with faster treatment times and less discomfort than traditional treatment options.

The treatments of choice for adults are typically the ones which deliver results quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. Braces-free treatments like Invisalign and Insignia aligners tend to make adults visit the orthodontist because they sound much better than brackets and wires.

However, systems like Damon, Insignia, and SPEED braces are fast, comfortable just as good—if not better—than aligner systems for some orthodontic situations.

Firstly, it comes down to your orthodontic needs. For some patients, aligners won’t be sufficient and braces will be required to achieve the best results. For patients with mild or minor orthodontic needs, aligners are often a great, lifestyle friendly option for straighter teeth faster.

An orthodontist will provide you with a more comprehensive range of treatment options. The benefit of this to you is that your treatment will be customised for faster, and more effective, treatment.