Investing in your teeth with orthodontics in Sydney is about more than just long-tern aesthetics – it’s a way to improve dental health and ability to chew food, alleviate speech impairment, reduce teeth grinding and more.
At Pitt Street Dental Centre, we are passionate about improving our patients smiles and their dental health with professional, friendly and trusted orthodontics in Sydney.
For the uninitiated, it is great to do some research so you can understand more about what braces are, their benefits and other important factors.
What Exactly are Orthodontic Braces?
Simply put, braces are bonded brackets, archwires and elastic bands that are used to align crowded or spaced teeth into the proper their position to improve appearance and function.
Brackets are attached to the front surface of each tooth and wires are then attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band, which applies a constant, gentle pressure to the teeth.
There are different types of brackets your dentist can use; metal brackets are the most familiar, however, clear and tooth-coloured ceramic and plastic brackets are also available.
Over time – and with regular check-ups with your orthodontist – this pressure will align teeth into the desired position.
What are the Benefits of Braces in Sydney?
You will be happy to know that today, treatment with orthodontics in Sydney is faster, more comfortable and more fashionable than ever before for children, teens, and adults alike.
This is thanks to recent improvements in traditional braces, which have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous brackets (the part of the braces that is fitted to the front of your teeth).
It may also come as a surprise to you that braces are beneficial to your dental health as a whole. Having braces can:
- Help to prevent gum disease, cavities and tooth decay;
- Improve speech, chewing functionality and unnecessary stress on your gums and jaw
- Reduce pain associated with incorrect teeth and jaw alignment; and
- Improve digestion through helping you to chew your food better.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
Traditional braces in Sydney can cost anywhere between $2,500 to $8,500, depending on the extent of the work required, the length of time the braces are needed and the clinic you visit.
The best part of orthodontic braces is that you can consider them an investment in your future, knowing that they will improve your smile, self-confidence and more.
How do Orthodontic Braces Compare to Invisalign?
If you have mild to moderate dental crowding, you may also be a candidate for Invisalign – a set of sequential, clear plastic aligners that are practically invisible!
Invisalign has become an attractive option to many patients who require orthodontic work, as they are almost invisible in appearance compared to traditional braces.
Check out our table below for a simple comparison between the two types or head over to our Invisalign page to learn more about these clear aligners/
How Pitt Street Dental Centre Can Help with Orthodontics in Sydney
Whether you’ve had orthodontic issues for years and have put them off due to fear of the treatment, worry about your appearance or because of the cost, or you’re a parent with a teen who may need orthodontics in Sydney, the team at Pitt Street Dental are here to put your worries to rest!
Contact Pitt Street Dental Centre today to find out more about how getting braces in our Sydney clinic can help you achiever a healthier, straighter and better smile!
Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign
|Treatment Time||12-18 months*||6-24 months*|
|Flexible For Your Lifestyle||No||Yes|
|Visits Required||Every 4 Weeks Ongoing||Every 6 Weeks Ongoing|
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