South Yarra Orthodontics

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If you are seeking orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment of your teeth, but looking for a clear, near invisible treatment option, our specialist orthodontist, Dr Theresia Sudjalim at South Yarra Orthodontics has over 15 years of experience in treating patients with near invisible treatment options.

In orthodontics, the term ‘invisible braces’ relates to three different types of treatment. Each has their own unique benefits, and are all very discreet, making them all an excellent choice for anyone needing to continue their busy lifestyle during treatment.

The three types of invisible braces, or invisible orthodontic treatment options we offer at South Yarra Orthodontics are: Clear Braces, Lingual (inside) Braces, and Clear Aligners.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are a popular treatment option for correcting tooth and jaw alignment issues at South Yarra Orthodontics.

Clear braces are essentially the same as traditional metal braces however, in clear braces the brackets are made of clear or tooth-coloured material. Much like traditional braces, they work by applying light pressure to the teeth with brackets and wires to gradually move them into the desired position.

The materials that braces are made from are the same or similar colour as your tooth enamel, which gives them makes them near “invisible” and difficult to notice during conversation.

What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are an orthodontic treatment method similar to traditional metal or clear braces. However, instead of being fixed to the exterior of the tooth they are fixed to the interior (lingual) side of the tooth, hidden from sight. This makes lingual braces the most discreet or ‘’invisible’ orthodontic option, as they are near impossible for someone to notice when you are speaking.

Lingual braces are a unique treatment method, and due to the intricate level of skill required to apply them, not every orthodontist offers them as a treatment option. However, Dr. Theresia Sudjalim has been offering lingual braces to Melbourne patients for over 10 years, even for complex cases, providing happy patients with amazing smiles.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a form of orthodontic appliance, made from BPA-free clear plastic. designed to correct tooth misalignment, and straighten teeth over time.

As the aligners are clear, they are nearly invisible to the naked eye when a patient is wearing them. Making them a popular ‘invisible’ treatment option.

South Yarra Orthodontics offers several clear aligner brands, such as Invisalign, Spark and Angel Clear Aligners. During your clear aligner consultation, Dr. Theresia Sudjalim will recommend which brand of clear aligners she determines will provide you with the best result.

What Invisible Braces option is best suited for you?

When it comes to deciding on which orthodontic treatment option is best suited for you, you need to consider what option will fit best with your lifestyle.

To start the process, we recommend booking in your initial consultation at South Yarra Orthodontics. During your initial consultation, our Specialist Orthodontist Dr Sudjalim and friendly staff will help guide you on what the best treatment option is for you.