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Braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They are made up of brackets, wires, and elastic bands that work together to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Braces can help improve dental health, function, and aesthetics, and are suitable for people of all ages. We’re proud to introduce teeth straightening with braces in South West Rocks.
Braces are orthodontic appliances used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They work by applying gentle, continuous pressure to the teeth and jawbone, gradually moving them into their proper position over time. Here are some key aspects of braces:
How Braces Work: Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth and jawbone, gradually moving them into their correct position over time. This process can take several months to years, depending on individual needs and treatment goals.
Benefits of Braces: Braces can improve the functionality and aesthetics of the teeth and jaw, as well as overall dental health. They can also boost self-confidence and improve quality of life.
Braces Treatment Process: The braces treatment process typically involves several stages, including consultation, examination, treatment planning, placement of braces, regular adjustments, and retention.
Oral Hygiene with Braces: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important during orthodontic treatment. Patients should brush and floss regularly and avoid sticky, sugary foods that can damage braces.
With proper care and maintenance, braces can help patients achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Pros and Cons of Braces
Improved Dental Health: Braces can improve the functionality and aesthetics of the teeth and jaw, as well as overall dental health.
Boosted Self-Confidence: Braces can improve the appearance of the smile, leading to increased self-confidence and improved quality of life.
Customised Treatment: Braces treatment is customised to individual needs and preferences, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Cost: Braces are marginally cheaper than aligners however any orthodontic treatment can be expensive due to its long treatment nature. We offer payment plans to help you afford healthy straight teeth.
Time Commitment: Braces treatment can take several months or years to complete, requiring regular appointments and compliance with treatment protocols.
Discomfort: Braces treatment can be a little uncomfortable, especially during the initial adjustment phase.
Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene can be challenging with braces, leading to an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. Ease of oral hygiene is one of the benefits of clear aligners.
Frequently Asked Questions about Braces
There is no “best” age to get braces. Braces are suitable for people of all ages, but the timing and type of treatment may vary depending on individual needs and preferences.
Braces treatment can cause discomfort, especially during the initial adjustment phase. However, we can easily manage this with pain killers and gentle adjustment
Braces treatment can take several months to years, depending on individual needs and treatment goals.
Patients can eat normally with braces, but should avoid sticky, sugary foods that can damage braces.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is important during braces treatment. Patients should brush and floss regularly, use a fluoride mouthwash, and avoid sticky, sugary foods that can damage braces.
Patients can participate in sports and play musical instruments with braces. However, patients may need to take special precautions to protect their appliances during these activities.
Patients typically need to see us every 4-8 weeks for adjustments and progress checks during braces treatment.
Yes, patients can still get braces if they have dental work such as crowns or bridges. However, we may need to take special considerations during treatment.