Avondale Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Orthodontics

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Choosing the right dentist in Avondale for your family requires a little research to ensure that your needs are met. We welcome questions because we want you to feel confident when you choose Avondale Dental Centre to care for your family's smiles.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. You can call us with any enquiries or information about services we provide. 


Invisalign Avondale AucklandDr Sinan Najar offers orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults at Avondale Dental Centre as part of our comprehensive approach to oral health.

Properly aligned teeth are healthier, more comfortable and easier to care for. By correcting the bite, patients can enjoy greater confidence and improved jaw function.

  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Malocclusion (bad bite)
  • TMJ/TMD – jaw dysfunction

Braces for Kids

Childhood orthodontics address teeth alignment and development while bones are still growing. Orthodontic treatment for children can reduce treatment time and complexity during teen years and prevent the need for orthodontic extractions.

We provide an orthodontic evaluation for each of our young patients as part of our preventive dentistry plan.

Teenage Orthodontics

Braces for teens are almost a rite of passage. We offer traditional orthodontic treatment as well as clear aligners for our older teens.

Orthodontic Options for Adults

It’s never too late for a healthy, straight smile. Our adult patients have many options for improved aesthetics and function. In addition to traditional braces, we also offer Invisalign.

Invisalign – removable clear aligner trays as an alternative to brackets and wire

In our dental clinic, we offer many types of orthodontics, but one of the questions we hear most is how Invisalign compares with traditional braces.

Traditional braces rely on brackets, wires, and adjustment appointments throughout therapy. The system is fixed to your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. In some cases, traditional braces may be the favoured option for severe issues with the bite and overlapping.

Invisalign relies on clear aligners changed out every few weeks and dental visits throughout treatment to check on your progress. You can remove your aligners when eating, brushing and flossing your teeth. Sometimes, this is the preferred option for older teens and adults because they are virtually invisible, or in mild to moderate cases.

Both treatment plans can last for several months or up to two years, depending on your case.

It should be noted that some patients who first thought their condition was too complex for Invisalign were surprised to learn that they were good candidates for the system.

Are You Ready to Learn More About Braces and Invisalign?

To learn which option is better for you, we encourage you to arrange an exam with your dentist in New Lynn. We also welcome your call if you have any questions.

Many area patients consider orthodontics in West Auckland. Straight teeth not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also contributes to easier brushing and flossing. Additionally, an aligned bite may reduce your risks for cavities and tooth wear. 

We think orthodontics is an excellent option for those looking to enhance their smiles and their oral health.

Orthodontics such as Invisalign in Avondale and traditional braces help correct the following:

  • Protruding teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Uneven spacing
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Malocclusion (bite issues)
  • Jaw function
  • Crooked teeth

Length of treatment can last months or up to two years, depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues. Your dentist will discuss treatment length with you and all orthodontic options during your initial consultation, which includes an assessment, x-rays, and a chat about your smile goals.

Pretreatments, such as extraction for overcrowding, may also contribute to total treatment time before braces or Invisalign.

Following your orthodontic treatment, your dentist provides a custom retainer to prevent orthodontic relapse. This is a clear aligner that reminds your teeth to remain in their new straight positions.

For Orthodontics in Avondale, We Welcome Your Call

In our dental clinic, we offer orthodontic options that consider every age group, including children.

If you’re like many patients, you want straight teeth no matter your age. At Avondale Dental Centre, we offer orthodontic options for patients of all ages, including adults and children. Considering this, the best time to get braces is as soon as you’re ready to claim a straighter smile.

It starts with a consultation in our dental office. Your dentist examines your teeth and gums to ensure that braces (including which orthodontic type) will work best for you and provide you with the desired outcome.

Invisalign and Traditional Braces in Auckland

In our Avondale, Auckland dental clinic, we offer both Invisalign and traditional braces. As a rule, braces work better for younger children, including intermediate orthodontics, while Invisalign is the first choice for most adults. Your dentist will help you decide.

Traditional braces consist of metal and wires to bring your teeth into straight positions slowly. Invisalign is made of clear aligners that you can remove when eating and cleaning your teeth.

Orthodontics in Avondale, Auckland may correct the following:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Uneven spacing

For More Information about Braces or Invisalign in Avondale, Auckland, We Welcome Your Call

Our dental team thinks you deserve a beautiful smile. If you would like to learn more or schedule a consultation, we encourage you to reach out to a team member today.

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