Dental braces are great long-term prospects to help patients straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. They work by placing a consistent amount of pressure on each tooth to push them into an ideal position. Frequent visits to our dentist are needed to tighten the braces as your smile changes.
With decades of experience behind us, our friendly team at Wyndham Dental can help you feel more confident with perfectly fitted braces. We will work with you to provide a personalised solution for a straighter, healthier smile.
Braces are commonly associated with younger individuals, but they are suitable for patients of all ages, each with unique reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. Here are some signs that you might need braces:
The advantages of getting braces go far beyond having an aesthetically pleasing smile! Some of the other benefits include:
We have four main types of dental braces you can get at Wyndham Dental depending on your needs. They are:
As the name suggests, metal brackets and wires are used to place constant pressure on each tooth.
These are made out of metal brackets and wires. Over the years these dental braces have gotten noticeably smaller. This type of brace is the most affordable.
Clear braces are designed with the same size and shape as metal braces but with tooth-coloured brackets. Some even have the option of clear wires.
These are similar to metal braces but placed on the inside of the teeth to be unnoticeable from the outside.
Unlike the others, Invisalign has clear plastic removable aligners that are replaced every few weeks. These are only applicable to teenagers and adults for mild orthodontic conditions.
Looking for the best braces in Werribee? Give us a call at Wyndham Dental Solutions.
You will need to floss daily and brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after each meal. Our dentist at Wyndham Dental Clinic will give you a step-by-step guide on how to do this with braces.
We advise avoiding sugary and, hard foods that will stick stubbornly to your braces. Once your treatment period is over, you will have to wear a retainer for at least 6 months to ensure your teeth don’t move back to their original positions.
On average, our patients need to wear their braces for a period of 1 to 2 years. For more complex cases, this can extend to 3 years.
Depending on the type of braces you choose and the complexity of your case, braces can cost from $6000 to $15000 for a treatment period of around 18 months. Upon your consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with an exact cost.
While wearing your braces does not affect your ability to take part in sports, we do recommend investing in a mouthguard to wear when playing contact sports to prevent abrasions. You can easily get your custom-fitted mouthguard from Wyndham Dental Clinic!