Orthodontic Treatments For Adults

Braces and orthodontic treatments are not just for children. Almost half of our patients are adults requiring adult orthodontic treatments. 

Modern orthodontic treatment for adults can help treat dental concerns for patients of all ages. Our team led by our experienced orthodontists at Orthoworx has a process to assess, suggest and treat every dental concern helping our patients to achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile. 

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Why Invest in Adult Orthodontics?

Adult orthodontics is a teeth straightening and jaw alignment treatment option for adults, just as for children and teens.

Adults have various reasons for seeking out teeth straightening, from childhood issues that were not resolved to genetic or habitual factors. It is common for teeth to shift or wear down as we age, especially when proper post-treatment care is not taken.

The most common situations where braces for adults are needed: : 

  • Crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth.
  • Protruding teeth (overbites).
  • Underbites.
  • Deep bites.
  • Jaw and/or facial asymmetry.
  • Excessive spacing between the teeth.
  • Realignment of the teeth before the placement of veneers, crowns, implants or even dentures.

What Are The Best Adult Orthodontic Options?

Orthoworx offers a range of advanced orthodontic treatments tailored specifically for adults. Dr Eugene Chan will assess your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to address your unique concerns.

Thanks to modern technology, we can deliver effective and inconspicuous orthodontic solutions for any adult, all of which can integrate comfortably with your lifestyle.

Adult braces and orthodontics available to you from Orthoworx include:

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces for adults are a tried-and-true method for correcting orthodontic issues. Our modern braces are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than ever, with smaller brackets and less noticeable wires.


Dental retainers for adults prevent your teeth from moving after they’ve been straightened with braces, as, over time, your teeth will try to shift back into their original position (known as a relapse). At Orthoworx, our experienced team can offer two types of retainers:

  • Removable Retainers: These removable orthodontic solutions are made of clear, transparent acrylic shaped to fit your dentition. They are responsible for maintaining your straight teeth.
  • Permanent Retainers: Permanent retainers feature a medical grade stainless steel wire curved to fit the shape of your straightened teeth. These retainers are designed and fabricated by a scanner and wire bending machine engineered to fit your teeth precisely. It is then bonded (cemented) to the inside of your front teeth to prevent them from moving from their new position.

Ceramic Braces

Adult ceramic braces -or porcelain braces- are celebrated for their strong material for a less noticeable look. The brackets themselves can either be cleared or colour-matched to the natural shade of your teeth. 

Combined with the traditional wiring method, ceramic braces are far more appealing and discreet treatment options.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces for adults are another orthodontic treatment that is virtually invisible as they are fitted behind your teeth, meaning no metal brackets or wires on view. 

Lingual braces feature custom-made brackets and wires that fit your teeth, providing extra control and delivering precise results. These are another alternative for adults with severely crowded teeth, spacing issues, or overbite problems.

Invisalign For Adults

Clear aligners or trays, commonly known as Invisalign, are steadily growing to become the most popular orthodontic solution for adults. These nearly invisible aligners are the least disruptive treatment option for your lifestyle. They allow you to still eat, drink and clean when you want to, remove them as necessary, and move your teeth into their correct position.

As a Diamond Invisalign Provider in Sydney, Dr Eugene Chan has the proven experience and highest quality of trained Orthodontist to help treat your dental concern with minimal inconvenience.

See The Smile, Not The Brace

Modern adult braces work hard to fix your smile. Cosmetic braces (including the Invisalign range) treat your condition without attracting unwanted attention. As a Diamond Invisalign Provider, Orthoworx offers a complete range of braces for adults, including Invisalign and ceramic braces.

If you would like to consult one of our experienced Orthodontist for adult braces in Sydney or more dental services, contact us or schedule a consultation at our Zetland and Chatswood clinics. 


Orthodontics FAQ

Most health insurances don’t cover the cost of adult orthodontics. If you have private health care, you may have to consider purchasing ‘extras covers’ or upgrading your current plan to claim the benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults. Many private health insurers in Australia will contribute to orthodontic treatment including traditional braces, aligners and retainers as part of ‘Extras’ cover where Medicare can not.

While fixing crossbites whilst jaws and teeth are still in the developing stage is easier, and less complex, it is possible for orthodontists for adults to fix crossbites in adults. Adults with mild to moderate misalignment may get away with traditional orthodontic braces, but in some cases, adults may require jaw surgery and other invasive solutions as part of their treatment plan. Most orthodontists will suggest multiple treatment options to fix more serious crossbites, including orthodontic braces to move the teeth back into the correct position, using an expander to widen the jaws and a combination of aligners.

Adult braces are usually more expensive than children’s braces due to the longer treatment length. In Australia, the cost of ceramic braces can range from $5,000 to $8,500 for a standard 18-month treatment. Meanwhile, traditional metal braces can cost up to $8,000 or more.

Compared to children, it takes about two to three years for adult braces to deliver the desired outcomes on average. However, this is dependent on the circumstances and the severity of your orthodontic issue.

100%! With a leading orthodontist, orthodontic treatment for adults will not only leave you with a stunning smile but braces prevent future tooth decay and other oral health issues in the future. Ensuring that your teeth are properly aligned also means that they are easier to clean to prevent avoidable illnesses. Book an appointment with Orthoworx and we can find a suitable treatment plan that meets your lifestyle and budget.

Braces, metal or ceramic, are just as viable a treatment option as lingual braces, Invisalign and retainers. With modern advancements orthodontic treatment is an option for most adults with crooked teeth or uneven bites, just as it is for children and teenagers. For some adults, the thought of having traditional braces is unappealing and could negatively impact their social and work lives. Thanks to leading industry technology, adult braces are now available in a much wider range of discrete options.

Whether you’re uncomfortable with your current smile, have trouble with maintaining oral hygiene due to the crooked placement of your teeth, or experiencing pain or oral discomfort from eating, opting for adult braces could be beneficial for you in the long run. Like children’s and teenagers braces, adult braces aren’t permanent. Once treatment ends, you’ll be left with a sparkling smile that you’ll love.

No matter their age, ethnicity or background, Orthoworx has dedicated itself in creating beautiful smiles for children right through to adults. Striving for excellence in quality care, the company aims to provide top-of-the-line adult orthodontic treatments at affordable rates. We stand by using only the most modern equipment, superior materials and industry-leading treatments guaranteeing you the highest standard of service. We offer personal treatment to every individual who walks through our doors, assessing the needs of each patient so we can tailor-make a plan that suits your needs. Get in touch with us to book an appointment.