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Orthodontics straightens teeth, brings your bite into alignment and improves both function of your teeth and the appearance.
What are dental braces?
Dental braces, or orthodontic treatment, are devices used by dental professionals to straighten crooked teeth or correct a misaligned bite. They help to reposition the teeth with an aim to adjust the bite and result in a beautifully straight smile. Braces work by placing constant pressure on each tooth to move them to the desired position. They are tightened at each returning visit by Worldciti dental experienced dentist, applying slightly more pressure to the teeth to continue to move them into their proper position.
Do I Need Braces?
People of all ages require braces for a variety of reasons. They may need to fix orthodontic problem or they may simply desire a perfectly straight smile if they were not blessed with naturally straight teeth. You might consider getting braces if you have:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Spaced teeth
- Deep bites
- Open bites
- Incorrectly positioned jaw
- Speech impediment
What Are the Different Types of Braces?
There are four main types of braces – metal, ceramic, lingual and Invisalign braces. (put diagram/photo OR picture to help understanding the terms)
Metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires. Modern metal wired braces are much smaller and less noticeable than they used to be, and even feature heat-activated arch-wires that use your body heat to assist in moving teeth faster and less painfully. This style is the most affordable, and the option of fun coloured bands allow you to personalise them with your favourite colours. Traditional, metal braces are the most noticeable type.
While these are the same size and shape as metal braces, they feature tooth-coloured or clear brackets to blend in with the teeth for a less noticeable appearance. Some even have the option of tooth-coloured wires for further subtlety. Ceramic braces are a great option for those who desire the fast results of metal without standing out so much on the teeth. This style can stain easily if not looked after correctly.
These braces are the same as metal braces but are placed on the inside of the teeth. This makes them invisible from the outside, but it can also make them more difficult to keep clean. They can be more uncomfortable at first and adjustments can be more time-consuming than regular braces.
Invisalign [ Invisible Braces ]
Invisalign are clear braces- 18 to 30 customised clear plastic removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks. These allow you to eat and drink whatever you want and are virtually invisible. They are the most expensive option, are only available for teenagers and adults, and may have slower results than traditional braces.
Early Orthodontic treatment - Braces for children
Crooked teeth can develop very early in childhood, but surprisingly few children will benefitfrom orthodontic treatment before all the adult teeth have grown through. However, early treatment is important for a limited number of specific conditions to prevent damage to the adult teeth or to limit the effects of a developing growth problem. One of our guiding principles at Worldciti Dental is to keep the amount of treatment required to produce a great smile to an absolute minimum. We only recommend orthodontic treatment for children that we believe has a definite benefit, and if the problem can wait until the adult dentition is established without damaging the health or function of the dentition, then that is what we recommend.
Dental orthodontics – Not just a cosmetic treatment
Some people choose orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons, because they want to improve the appearance of their smiles. But having straight and properly aligned teeth can be important for health reasons too.
We can design your beautiful new smile
Worldciti Dental have one of Sydney’s most sought-after cosmetic dentists. If one of your concerns is tooth crowding or spacing, or a misaligned bite, Dr Matthew lee help you straighten your smile and jaw alignment with different options of braces.
- Conventional Braces
- Partial Braces
- Invisible (Ceramic) Braces
- Invisible Retainer
Call Worldciti Dental on (02) 9281 6744 to find out more about how orthodontic treatment could benefit your health and your lifestyle.