Technologies We Use

AcceleDent™

You want to improve the look of your smile, but do the thought of spending months, or even years, in braces sound like too much of a hassle? With the AcceleDent™ system, you can reduce the time of your orthodontic treatment by 38 to 50%! Using this pain-free, easy appliance, you’ll achieve your most perfect smile in no time at all.

How does AcceleDent work?

AcceleDent is a light, comfortable, and hands-free appliance that is used 20 minutes per day as a complement to braces, to accelerate tooth movement. The patented technology gently vibrates the teeth and surrounding bone, allowing teeth to move more freely.

The best part of the AcceleDent System is that it’s completely safe! You may experience a slight tingling sensation, much like that of the vibration of an electric toothbrush, but it should diminish after you become accustomed to using the appliance.

The benefits of AcceleDent will make you smile!

  • You’ll accelerate your orthodontic experience without sacrificing aesthetics.
  • AcceleDent can be used for adolescents, teens, and adults, and it is completely safe for patients of all ages.
  • The AcceleDent appliance is lightweight and comfortable. You may even forget you’re using it!
  • The hands-free design allows you to achieve a beautiful, straight smile faster than you ever thought possible — even while reading, watching television, listening to music, or doing school work.

INSIGNIA BRACES

Insignia, is the most advanced orthodontic system available today.

It is 100% customized which means that the braces and wires are custom designed especially for you. Digital technology and 3-D visibility allow your orthodontist to add a level of customization and detail that exceeds more traditional braces which are “off the shelf” and generically manufactured to fit anyone’s teeth.

Standard methods of treatment require the orthodontist to cement brackets on the teeth as accurately as the human eye can predict. Manual bracket placement is effective but can result in continuous adjustments and repositioning throughout treatment. Insignia Precision Placement brackets, by contrast, are placed in the exact position on the teeth as prescribed by your personal treatment plan. This degree of precision helps reduce the number of mid-treatment adjustments, the length of appointments and overall treatment time by up to 38%. The Insignia system also takes into account variations in facial symmetry which require a custom solution for optimal results that standard methods can’t match.

In addition to working faster, Insignia braces are also more comfortable than traditional braces and offer you something that no other orthodontic system can. You’ll be able to view your smile up front before you even begin.

 

Be the perfect YOU with customized Insignia braces from Braces 4U. Ask for them by name when you come in for your consultation…because no one looks the way you do.

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Incognito – Hidden Braces

“Confidence You See…Braces You Don’t”…

Incognito- the secret behind a beautiful smile!

Created using state-of-the-art technology, Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces are placed behind your teeth. No one will ever know you are wearing braces — unless you tell them! Incognito Orthodontic Braces are the only invisible braces that are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your individual orthodontic situation. Incognito braces can give you a beautiful smile, even while you are  wearing them. A consultation with Dr. Rodriguez can determine if Incognito braces are right for you.

HOW DOES INCOGNITO WORK?

Incognito brackets are placed on the back side of the teeth and they are not visible from the front. Working just like traditional braces, lingual braces straighten a patient’s teeth within the same amount of time metal braces would. Because Incognito braces are fully customized to fit your unique mouth, your teeth are used to make an impression. Then, the laboratory will use computerized technology to create metal brackets to fit onto the back of each tooth. These brackets are cemented into place by Dr Rodriguez and your are on your way to a beautiful smile without anyone noticing!

WHO CAN WEAR INCOGNITO BRACES?

Just about anyone! Men and women, teenagers and adults, from 13 years to over 60 years of age, from students to professionals, all can choose invisible braces. Odds are if you can be treated with traditional braces, you are a good candidate for Incognito braces.

THE ADVANTAGES OF INCOGNITO BRACES ARE CLEAR!

Improving your dental health is an important investment for your future, both in terms od your health an appearance. There are many advantages to choosing Incognito braces for your orthodontic treatment.

  • Comfort: Incognito braces are custom-fit to each patient, ensuring higher comfort level.
  • Aesthetics: Incognito braces are great option for both adult professionals and adolescents who fell more confident with invisible braces.
  • Convenience: Incognito braces can also be extremely convenient for those who play wind instruments or contact sports.

If you want to know if Incognito braces are suitable for you, contact us for a consultation.  Dr Rodriguez is the only certified provider of Incognito Hidden braces in the region!

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Why choose Incognito Orthodontic Braces?

– They are completely invisible, no one will know that you are wearing braces!

-Minimal discomfort and speech interference

-100% customized for the best results

Who can wear Incognito Orthodontic Braces?

If you can be treated with traditional braces, you are a good candidate for Incognito Orthodontic Braces.

If you think you are a candidate for Incognito Hidden Braces contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.


INVISALIGN®

If you have always wanted beautiful straight teeth without wearing conventional braces, you should consider Invisalign® in Mackay with Dr Rosario Rodriguez a certified Platinum Invisalign® Provider.

A consultation at Braces 4U can determine if Invisalign® is right for you.

WHAT ARE INVISALIGN® CLEAR BRACES?

Invisalign uses a series of Invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to move your teeth into the correct position.  This means you can still smile confidently during treatment as well as after.

Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology that creates individual personalised aligners and it has been proven effective.

WHY WOULD I WANT IT?

Not only the aligners are invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in our office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how straight your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

HOW DOES INVISALIGN® WORK AND STRAIGHTEN TEETH?

You wear every set of Invisalign® aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move-little by little, week by week- until they have straightened to the final position Dr Rodriguez has prescribed. This technology is truly amazing on how Invisalign® works!

You will visit Braces 4U about every 8-10 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

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WIll INVISALIGN® WORK FOR OVERBITES OR OTHER COMPLEX CASES?

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® are as effective as traditional braces treating a broad range of orthodontic malocclusions such as crowding, spacing, midline off centre, narrow smile, overbite, underbite, crossbite, deep bite and open bite can all be treated from anywhere between 9-24 months. Invisalign® has now treated over 4 million smiles worldwide and hence it has evolved to be more than when it was first launched.

Expert Invisalign® Orthodontist in Mackay, Dr Rosario Rodriguez has been awarded the Invisalign® Platinum Status in 2016 for being one of the highest Invisalign® treating Orthodontic practices in Australia. Dr. Rodriguez is highly experienced in combining various techniques and modern methods with the Invisalign® clear aligners and braces to get you the best result in a safe, fast and effective manner.

Recent studies published in different orthodontic journals show that there is definitely less pain perceived during Invisalign® treatment and it is definitely more hygienic, reducing risk of enamel damage during teeth straightened.

 

INVISALIGN TEEN

ALL THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN WITH ADDED FEATURES JUST FOR TEENS

Invisalign Teen has all the great benefits of Invisalign – comfortable, removable, and nearly invisible aligners – with a number of additional benefits designed specifically for teens.

SIX FREE REPLACEMENT ALIGNERS

Because teens lead active lives, Invisalign Teen includes 6 free additional replacement aligners, in case they get misplaced or broken during treatment.

INDICATORS ENCOURAGE TEENS TO WEAR ALIGNERS

Invisalign aligners are completely removable, which allows for a great degree of convenience and flexibility. Patients can eat all their favourite foods, brush and floss as normal, and keep their teeth clean and healthy during orthodontic treatment. But this flexibility also means teens can easily choose not to wear their aligners, slowing down the effectiveness of treatment. Aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours each day.

To ensure teens wear their Invisalign aligners for the required amount of time, Invisalign Teen comes with built-in compliance indicators. These compliance indicators are small blue dots on the back of each aligner which fade to light blue and then to clear with extended exposure to saliva. The purpose of these indicators is to reassure parents (and teens) that the aligners are being worn for the appropriate amount of time.

MOLARS DON’T HAVE TO BE FULLY ERUPTED

With many teens, their molars and canines have not fully erupted yet, so Invisalign Teen can be fitted with specifically designed “eruption tabs” to accommodate the natural eruption of teeth. Previously, many teen patients were unable to be treated with Invisalign because their teeth had not fully erupted. Now, thanks to Invisalign Teen, this doesn’t disqualify you from treatment.

INVISALIGN CAN HANDLE DIFFICULT TOOTH MOVEMENTS

Invisalign has a feature known as “power ridge technology”. These specially designed aligners put pressure on the roots of teeth which need to be rotated or help make difficult tooth movements.

IS INVISALIGN TEEN RIGHT FOR ME?

If you want to find out whether Invisalign Teen is right for your teen book a consultation with us at Invisible Orthodontics today. Our team of experienced professionals can answer your questions and help find the right solution for your teen.

 

INVISALIGN EXPRESS

Invisalign® Express are shorter treatments that are just as effective, more affordable and also fast and convenient way to get the smile you have always wanted.

Invisalign® Express works on all the same mechanics and principles as all other Invisalign® treatments, but they are much quicker options for milder and less complex cases.

The two treatment options for Invisalign® Express are Invisalign i7 and Invisalign Lite

INVISALIGN i7®

  • 7 aligners
  • Average treatment time 3-4 months

INVISALIGN LITE®

  • 14 aligners
  • Average treatment time 6-8 months

WOULD INVISALIGN EXPRESS WORK FOR ME?

As with any case of teeth straightening, it all depends on the individual and must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Some examples of cases that would be treated with Invisalign® Express include:

  • Aesthetic smile improvement
  • Relapse from previous orthodontic treatment
  • Minor crowding or spacing
  • Minimal rotation of teeth
  • Minor midline corrections
  • Partial treatments

Contact Braces 4U today to see if Invisalign Express could be a treatment option for you!

INVISALIGN EXPRESS ADVANTAGES

  • Much shorter treatment time
  • More convenient as less of time commitment with only 8 months or less
  • A more affordable option

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