Cosmetic Dentistry Trends 


Gorgeous smiles, new technology, and innovative procedures? 2023 is here, and we’re excited to see what it brings, including the latest trends and technologies in cosmetic dentistry  and orthodontics delivered to you at Coolangatta Dental Group.

For many adults, the thought of “braces” is terrifying. Often, people imagine bulky metal wires and brackets running across their teeth. However, thanks to the advances of dental technology, this is a huge misconception. Dental braces are ideal for orthodontic patients of all ages and come in many different types including, clear aligners. As a result, more and more adults who require treatment to straighten their teeth are taking advantage of the multitude of benefits that come with the wide range of convenient and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatments available at Coolangatta Dental Group.

If you have dental alignment issues that have never been rectified or you’d like to to correct new problems that have emerged in 2023, now is the perfect opportunity. To assist you with embarking on your journey to your very own dream smile,  we would like to debunk some myths pertaining to adult braces and enlighten you about what’s possible.

Myth #1: Adult Braces Are Not Affordable

The cost of braces depends on various factors, including which kind you move forward with and the length of treatment. The cost doesn’t have to be the reason to put off the dream of a straight smile. Coolangatta Dental Group offer flexible payment plans and financing options that allow you to pay for your braces in a way that works for your budget and doesn’t break the bank. 

Myth #2: It’s Too Late for Braces to Work

Many adults presume their age means they’ve missed the opportunity to straighten their teeth. This simply isn’t true. No matter how old you are, or what you are hoping to achieve, it’s never too late for braces. Braces work by applying gentle pressure on the teeth, shifting them into the desired position over the course of time. It is the same concept, whether you’re a 14-year-old or a 40-year-old orthodontic or Invisalign patient.

Myth #3: Treatment with Braces is Painful

Modern orthodontics primarily uses smaller devices that are gentler, more comfortable, and more effective. Whilst you may occasionally experience a little discomfort, it’s nothing a little orthodontic wax or pain relievers can’t fix #painisbeauty.  Many of our patients opt for clear aligners, which use smooth plastic trays without any sharp edges.

Myth #4: Adult Braces Take a Long Time

Each patients’ case is unique and the length of treatment will primarily depend on the type of braces you choose, the severity of the malocclusion, and your desired aesthetics. Modern orthodontic techniques delivered to you at Coolangatta Dental Group are designed to deliver results as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Generally, orthodontic treatment with braces takes anywhere between six months – two years.

Myth #5: Braces Are Too Noticeable

If you’re already self-conscious about your teeth, the last thing you want is to make them the center of attention. You may think that’s what will happen when you get adult braces, but advances in technology have led to multiple options for grown-ups. Based on your budget and your orthodontic problem, you can have clear braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign, which are more subtle than traditional metal braces.

If you’ve spent a lifetime feeling insecure about the way your smile looks, it’s time to explore what dental braces have to offer you as an adult. Today’s braces are sleeker, more understated and more efficient than ever before. Successful treatment can greatly increase your self-confidence and improve your overall oral health.

Want to learn more? Book an appointment online at any of our Coolangatta Dental Group practices and start your dream smile journey today!