There are several reasons why this is the case:
2. Many adults would never consider the thought of wearing outside braces. Now, there are discreet options like clear removable aligners ie: InvisalignⓇ, AngelⓇ Aligners, SparkⓇ Aligners and SuresmileⓇ Aligners, that allow the straightening of your teeth without braces. These are usually a series of clear aligners that are changed every 10-14 days. They are generally more comfortable than braces and easier to clean.
The best way to explain why orthodontics is generally done first before any prosthetic new crowns or bridges is so the orthodontist can lay the right foundations for your dentist. This can be through creating the size dimensions needed by your cosmetic dentist to create an ideal yet natural looking width tooth.
Case 1: This adult did not like her smile, especially her 2 upper front teeth. Following her orthodontic treatment to correct the marked upper front teeth crowding, she has had 2 crowns placed on the upper front teeth. Of course, she was elated with her new smile, especially as she used to hold back smiling socially.
Case 2: Orthodontics is needed to close the gaps or if closing all the gaps would make the smile unnatural, then distributing the gaps so your dentist can build up any narrow teeth. The two smaller upper 2nd front teeth were built up with her dentist after her orthodontic treatment and new retainers fitted.
It is true there are situations where braces is quicker and more effective. It is now possible to use a combination of upper aligners and lower braces to deliver effective outcomes for more severely crowded or deep bites, quicker than what upper and lower aligners would do.
Left photos show before and right ones show after.
Generally, if any cosmetic dental work needs to be done, it can be done during the final stages or at the completion of your orthodontic treatment at your convenience if you needed to do so to budget & plan for this next stage. It is recommended to have this done in Sydney, so Smiles & faces Orthodontics can collaborate with your dentist to take particular care to ensure your teeth remain straight during this time that you are having cosmetic work done.