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If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, you’re not alone; 70% of adults feel the same way. But an innovative method of orthodontic treatment means you can correct your smile without anyone knowing. We chatted to the team at NQOrtho about their techniques.

At NQOrtho in Cairns, specialist orthodontist Dr Rhonda Coyne is a Diamond provider of Invisalign, and is one of the most experienced providers in the country.  “Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, very comfortable and virtually invisible aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It’s the modern and hygienic way to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing,” she explains.

Why should the Invisalign provider certification Standard matter to an Invisalign customer? Well, as with all treatments, you would want to choose an orthodontist who has the desired expertise, training and experience to work on your teeth. The Invisalign accreditation gives a clear indication of the provider’s experience in treating with the system. The accreditation is also awarded to practices that place more emphasis and confidence in the system – in order to achieve the number of cases – which in many ways, translate into more positive outcomes for the patient.

To date, more than four million people worldwide have straightened their teeth and improved their smile with Invisalign – a clear alternative to braces.  Invisalign can treat major and minor orthodontic cases, has a version specifically for teenagers, Invisalign Teen, and can get results for patients in as little as three months with it’s Invisalign i7 variety.

“Like so many things in life, technology is changing the way we do things – the way we straighten teeth is no exception,” says Dr Coyne. “Whilst traditional braces still serve an important purpose in the field of orthodontics, we find adults are often relieved to know there is an effective alternative for them.”

One of the leading orthodontic clinics in Queensland, NQOrtho, located in a Cairns, Atherton and Innisfail, also offers other treatment options to patients, including clear braces and lingual braces. The NQOrtho team of highly skilled, orthodontic professionals, has been treating families in the North for more than 25 years.

They also maintain an early intervention philosophy. As advised by the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) and the AAO (the American Society of Orthodontist), Dr Coyne and the team recommend children receive an orthodontic consultation by the age of eight. This allows Dr Coyne to determine the best time to start correcting problems, help guide jaw growth, reduce the risk of trauma to protruding teeth and guide permanent teeth into a more favourable position.

For more information get in touch with NQOrtho

NQOrtho locations
445 Draper St Cairns
2 Beatrice St Atherton
25 Owen St Innisfail