Braces are probably the first thing you picture when you think of orthodontics. They are the tried and true method of straightening your teeth using a metal wire and a series of brackets affixed to the front of your teeth. The braces of today are constantly improving, and are much smaller, sleeker, and more efficient than ever before. At Toowoomba Orthodontists, we provide two high-quality and modern braces options: Insignia™ braces and Damon® braces.
Braces have come a long way in recent years thanks to advances in orthodontic technology and techniques. We are proud to offer Insignia™ braces, a fully customised braces system. Each patient’s smile is unique, and Insignia™ braces allow us to tailor your treatment to your exact needs. Toowoomba Orthodontists are Premier Providers of the customised Insignia™ system. Dr. Ashley Smith and Dr. Christopher Turnock lecture both nationally and internationally on the Insignia™ system, as well as a variety of other orthodontic topics. They offer the only in-office training course in Australasia for other Specialist Orthodontists interested in learning more about this fully customised braces treatment option.
Benefits of Insignia™
The Insignia™ system uses a customised configuration of brackets and wires for every patient to ensure the most accurate and effective treatment for each unique smile. These brackets are also customised for each individual tooth, so no one bracket is the same.Insignia™ treatment utilises computer software to transform a patient’s treatment plan into a virtual 3D model, allowing our Specialist Orthodontists to see your whole treatment from start to finish. This helps them to precisely calculate your optimal bite and smile.
There are several benefits to being treated with the Insignia™ system including:
- Precisely planned tooth movement
- Accurate bracket placement
- Reduction in treatment time
- More comfortable treatment
Our Specialist Orthodontists can even combine the advantages of Insignia™ software with the design and benefits of Damon® braces.
The Damon® System uses passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic bands. The lack of elastics results in less friction, shorter treatment time and improved comfort levels for the patient. Damon® braces use sliding doors to hold the wire in place, which allows the teeth to move more freely and with less force. Damon® braces are available in both metal and clear options for a discreet braces treatment.
Benefits of the Damon® System
Using Damon® self-ligating braces means:
- Passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic bands around the braces
- Less friction, shorter treatment time and improved comfort levels
- Using sliding doors to hold the wire in place, which allows the teeth to move more freely and with less force
- Available in both metal and clear options
Ready to achieve your dream smile?
It could happen sooner than you think! Book an appointment with Toowoomba Orthodontists today to see how Insignia™ or Damon® braces could benefit your smile. Each smile is unique, and so is each treatment. Your Specialist Orthodontist will be able to give you all the information you need on your bespoke treatment journey.