Braces in Sydney
Orthodontics for All Ages
Are you considering braces in Sydney? Here at the Sydney Dental Group, our dentists are experienced in diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial problems.
If you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, orthodontics at our Sydney clinic can help. Braces remain one of the most efficient methods of teeth straightening and can be used to treat the most complex cases.
Why should I undergo Sydney braces treatment?
As well as causing people to feel embarrassed about the appearance of their smile, orthodontic issues can also make it difficult for people to bite and chew their food. In addition, crooked teeth can be hard to clean, and this increases the likelihood of developing other dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Orthodontic treatment is best commenced during childhood, but adults can and do have orthodontic treatment too.
Braces in Sydney – What’s the procedure?
First, you will need to attend an initial consultation. Our dentist will ask you about your health, carry out a clinical examination, scan your teeth digitally, and take photos of your face and teeth. Based on this information, we can create an appropriate treatment plan and discuss cost.
How do dental braces in Sydney work?
Braces work by applying continuous pressure to the teeth which over time gradually move the teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth start to move, the pressure also causes the bone to change.
Fortunately, modern-day braces are far removed from the traditional clunky metal braces that many of us remember.
Advances in technologies and materials mean that braces in Sydney are lighter and more compact. Although they still involve wearing brackets and wires on your teeth, the brackets are smaller, and the braces feel more comfortable.
For those patients who would prefer a more discreet solution, ceramic braces which have tooth coloured brackets and wires are an excellent alternative.
How long will I need to wear braces?
Treatment time depends on various factors: the severity of your condition, the distance the teeth need to travel, the space available, the health of the teeth and gums, and patient compliance. On average, dental braces in Sydney need to be worn for 1 to 3 years and once they are removed, a retainer will normally need to be worn.
If you would like to learn more about how braces could improve your smile and oral health, why not contact the Sydney Dental Group. You can schedule a consultation by calling 02 9158 6135.
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