Dental Clinic Blackburn  | Smile To Go

Straightening Teeth

Smile To Go offers two options for straightening teeth. One being an innovative form of Braces called FastBraces and the other, an appliance called an Inman Aligner.

Before showing top and lower teeth being crooked

8 weeks

Top braces on for 21 weeks and the lower braces for 9 weeks

Braces removed. Top braces were on for 28 weeks and the lowers 16 weeks

Before showing top and lower teeth being crooked

FastBraces

is a technique of braces invented by an Orthodontist named Dr Anthony Viazis of USA. He has created a special shape of bracket and flexible wire that achieves quick results. Cases have been completed in 6 months. Two forms are available, silver metal brackets or clear ceramic brackets.

Here is a FastBraces case performed by Dr. Terry Wong. The patient is approx 55 years of age.

  • Comfort 90% 90%
  • Affordability 95% 95%
  • Speed 95% 95%
  • Durability 75% 75%

Inman Aligner

This is a removable plate that can be used to treat mildly crooked top and lower teeth. Typically the plate should be worn 16-20 hours per day and the expected outcome should take approximately 16 weeks. However an accurate time frame for treatment depends on the severity of the problem and the compliance in wearing the Aligner. The Aligner only works to straighten the front four teeth.

Here are photos of a case treated using the Inman Aligner. The patient is a female – 20+ years old.

  • Comfort 85% 85%
  • Affordability 85% 85%
  • Speed 80% 80%
  • Durability 85% 85%

Before: there is poor alignment of the lower four front teeth

Before: seen from above

After 8 weeks showing significant changes for the better

Final photos of completed treatment taking 18 weeks

A lower wire is bonded to the teeth to keep them aligned