Orthodontics has come a long way from the days of bulky, heavy, metal wires and brackets. At Dental Pro, our orthodontists’ goal is to help children and adults achieve an ideal occlusion (bite) and a straight, healthy and beautiful smile for life.
What Type of Teeth Straightening Braces are Available in Bossley Park and Gladesville?
Teeth braces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth and create a more attractive, healthy smile for children, teens and adults. At Dental Pro, we have three brace options available; each type of teeth brace has its own advantages/disadvantages and will suit different individuals based on their unique wants and needs.
Invisalign Braces at Dental Pro Sydney
Invisalign Braces was the world’s first clear aligner and remains the most recognised brand associated with clear teeth braces today. Invisalign braces are a near-invisible and completely hygienic alternative to traditional orthodontic braces, providing a simple, easy and painless treatment process to effectively and incrementally shape your teeth to the ideal positioning.
The physical makeup of the braces is a custom-tailored transparent tray that sits over your teeth, similar to a mouthguard, Invisalign is easily removable. The Invisalign tray is uniquely moulded so that gentle pressure moves the teeth towards alignment. The aligner is worn up to 21 hours a day until the teeth have advanced enough to require the next aligner. In other words, as the teeth straighten, a new tray is created to keep the teeth moving to the next stage. The number of clear aligners and stages depends on where the client’s teeth are at the beginning of the process.
Each stage of the Invisalign process is unique to the wearer, as the braces are personalised to their teeth. Treatment plans are also tailored to the individual’s needs and wants, with independently mapped digital treatment plans, indicating the treatment duration.
Invisalign also allows for better oral health maintenance because you can remove your clear aligners to brush and floss properly. This flexibility also means you have more freedom to eat the foods you love without restrictions.
In addition, when compared to traditional teeth braces, Invisalign braces cost a similar amount and require fewer doctors’ visits. Several factors may also vary and increase the cost of an Invisalign treatment. Invisalign braces also create less tooth pain, as elastic bands from the traditional form of braces are removed.
Ceramic Braces at Dental Pro Sydney
Ceramic teeth braces use the same structure as metal braces; however, the brackets are tooth-coloured porcelain or clear and use either metal or tooth-coloured wire, for a more seamless look.
Ceramic braces are the best option for people who want the benefits of traditional teeth braces but want a more discreet aesthetic. They are also the best option for people who do not qualify for Invisalign and still want a less noticeable teeth straightening product. Particularly ideal for adults, as most adults refrain from teeth straightening because of the noticeable aesthetics of metal braces. In contrast, physically, ceramic braces look just like regular teeth and are completely unnoticeable from a distance.
Ceramic braces are ideally recommended to treat overbite problems, crowded teeth and crooked teeth, and are not suitable for certain misalignment cases and some complex bite problems. Compared with metal braces, ceramic braces are not as strong, require longer treatment time, and in terms of cost, the clear braces are a little more expensive than metal braces, and ceramic braces are generally the same cost as Invisalign braces.
Metal Braces at Dental Pro Sydney
Metal braces are the most cost-effective orthodontic braces and are the most popular option for children. They are the original form of teeth straightening, but the design has come a long way due to technological advancements, making metal braces much more comfortable and attractive, as the size of the brackets are much smaller than the original design. Modern metal braces can even feature heat-activated archwires, that use your body heat to help move teeth faster and less painfully.
Metal braces use fixed metal brackets individually glued to each tooth, with a specialised archwire and rubber band that connects the metal brackets together. The pressure from the brackets pushes your teeth into the desired position. This process can take anywhere from several months to two years.
One reason why metal braces are such a popular option for children is that as a part of Dental Pro’s orthodontic services, clients can customise the colour of their braces every 6-8 weeks. In terms of cost, metal braces are cheaper than ceramic braces, and cheaper than the cost of Invisalign braces.
Teeth Braces for Children FAQ’s
For Kids, our dental team will monitor your child’s development and intervene at the first sign of any irregularities. This can sometimes reduce treatment time in fixed braces or even eliminate the need for fixed braces by the time your child reaches the all-important high school years.
Every child requires individual assessments; some treatments can begin from as early as seven years old. Usually, orthodontists want to see a child when their adult teeth start to come in at 6 or 7 years old. About 5% of children could benefit from early treatment at this age, but it is essential to see them early, so those that would benefit are identified.
Early orthodontic treatment can save money and time in the future, sometimes avoiding the need for teeth braces altogether. Therefore, it’s imperative to speak to a specialist orthodontist as soon as you have any concerns about your child’s smile.
It depends on individual circumstances and whether braces are the only option for your child. A child usually wears braces for approximately 18-24 months. After a consultation with our orthodontist specialist, you will be given suggestions for the best options for your child.
We offer several alternatives to teeth braces, including partial braces, headgear and functional appliances. To find out the best treatment option for your child, book an initial consultation, and our orthodontist specialist will thoroughly review your child’s specific needs and answer your questions.
The good news is that orthodontic treatment isn’t usually painful. There may be some mild discomfort for 1 or 2 days, similar to the sensation of having a piece of food stuck between your teeth. This can usually be managed with children’s Panadol if they need it at all.
At Dental Pro, we believe it’s essential to manage any potential discomfort, with the aim that the child is happy to continue with orthodontic treatment.
Braces for Adults FAQ’s
For Adults, ceramic braces or clear aligners are much less noticeable; therefore, they are more appealing to adults who are reluctant to undergo treatment, due to the impact metal braces would have on their smile appearance in their social and professional life.
There are lots of adults who wish that they could improve the appearance of their teeth. Many people have spent years smiling with a closed mouth, or even behind a hand. For some of them, their biggest regret in life is that they didn’t straighten their teeth when they were younger. One of the most amazing benefits of adult orthodontics is how an improvement in someone’s smile can bring about considerable changes in their appearance, confidence and attitude.
Invisalign is the most widely used option for straightening adult teeth without the use of metal braces, because Invisalign™ is a custom-fitted, flexible and clear tray that sits over your teeth; similar to a mouthguard. Although sometimes, traditional metal or tooth-coloured braces will be the best solution to suit your needs and circumstances.
If the idea of wearing teeth braces as an adult concerns you, remember wearing braces is a short term practice which is followed by the ability to smile freely without worrying about your teeth. There is also the added benefit of keeping your teeth and gums healthy in the long term, as they will be easier to clean.
If you want to discover some of the alternative orthodontic techniques to solve your dental issues, our orthodontist specialists have extensive knowledge and experience in numerous alternative methods. Some of these methods include the use of accelerated orthodontics, implants and partial braces, which can be a suitable alternative to full teeth braces in some cases.
It has never been more critical to practice good oral hygiene than when undergoing orthodontics treatment. A meticulous brushing and flossing routine, particularly when wearing fixed braces, will prevent plaque and tartar build-up around the brackets and keep your gums healthy. It is advised to schedule regular cleaning appointments with our Dental Pro therapists to ensure optimum oral health is maintained. Would you like to know more? Call us today!
What are Dental Pro’s Locations for Teeth Braces Services Sydney?
Dental Pro Sydney provides high-quality treatments with advanced technology and five-star customer service for children, teens and adults. Dental Pro has two Sydney locations, with professional dental practitioners in Gladesville and Bossley Park. Our Gladesville Dentists and Bossley Park Dentists support our clients through every step of the dentistry service from ceramic braces, clear aligners, sedation dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants and more dentistry services in Sydney. Dental Pro is a proud professional partner of Invisalign Braces.
From cosmetic dentistry in Gladesville, braces in Ryde and many more orthodontic services in Bossley Park & Gladesville, Dental Pro is your local Sydney orthodontist you can trust. Make an appointment online today. At DentalPro, we offer flexible payments to suit your family’s needs, so you can pay how and when you want. Talk to us on (02) 9753 3322 or email email@example.com for more details. We are happy to help!