Recent improvements in traditional braces have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous brackets. Metal brackets are the most familiar, however, clear and tooth-coloured ceramic and plastic brackets are also available.
Braces are bonded brackets, arch wires and elastic bands that move crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position for appearance and function. Over a period of time, teeth will shift if constant, gentle pressure is applied. Brackets are bonded to the front surface of each tooth and wires are attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band. Today’s orthodontic treatment is faster, comfortable and more fashionable than ever before for children, teens and adults.
To chat about the possibility of orthodontics and what it can achieve for your smile, please contact our dental and orthodontist in Sydney CBD clinic and speak to an experienced member of our team.
- sequential clear plastic aligners to correct mild to moderate dental crowding
- arch expansion appliances to correct crossbites
- functional appliances to correct jaw disharmony
- removable orthodontic plates to correct relatively simple problems.
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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