DENTAL BRACES

Quality Dental Braces in Werribee


Dental braces are a great long-term solution 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.

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.

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How Do I Know If I Need Braces?


Braces are commonly associated with younger individuals, but they are suitable for patients of all ages, seeking orthodontic treatment. Here are some signs that you might need braces:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite/Underbite/Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Poor positioning of jaws
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw

What are the Advantages of Getting Braces?


The advantages of getting braces go far beyond having an aesthetically pleasing smile! Some of the other benefits include:

  • Your teeth are easier to clean, drastically reducing your risk of decay and bad breath.
  • Straighter teeth will help evenly redistribute pressure across your smile and place less stress on your jaw, decreasing the likelihood of tooth wear and tear.
  • Improves your ability to speak and chew your food properly!
  • Helps alleviate TMJ-related symptoms and relief from TMJ issues.
  • Boosts self-confidence and overall well-being.

What are the Different Types of Braces Available?


We have four main types of dental braces you can get at Wyndham Dental depending on your needs.

 

Metal Braces

As the name suggests, these braces use metal brackets and wires to place constant pressure on each tooth. While metal braces are noticeable, they have gotten noticeably smaller with modern technology. They are the best orthodontic solution to treat complex cases.

 

Lingual Braces

These are made out of metal brackets and wires. and are custom-made to fit the contours of your teeth. Unlike metal braces, lingual braces are fitted on the inside of your teeth, making them invisible from the outside. Because of their proximity to the tongue, getting used to these braces may take some time.

 

Clear Braces

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. Treatment involves wearing custom-made, clear braces made from transparent, virtually invisible material.

 

Invisalign

Unlike the others, Invisalign uses clear plastic removable aligners that are replaced every few weeks. These aligners are only applicable to teenagers and adults with mild orthodontic conditions. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, more comfortable to wear and easier to clean.


Looking for the best braces in Werribee? Give us a call at Wyndham Dental Solutions.

What Are the Steps to Getting Braces?


  1. On your first visit, x-rays and impressions of your mouth will be taken to create custom-fitted braces.
  2. Your bonding appointment may last about 2 hours. Our dentist will insert a device into your mouth to keep it dry and make it easier for the braces to be secured.
  3. The braces will be placed using an adhesive and hardened using a curing light to set the bond.
  4. Our orthodontist will then run the archwire through the braces and hold it together using ligature bands.
  5. You will have follow-up appointments every 4 to 8 weeks to adjust your braces as your teeth move into place. However, this will also depend on the type of braces you choose to get.

Taking Care of Your Orthodontic Braces


Whether you are wearing metal braces or clear aligners, it’s important that you take care of them. That way, you can ensure treatment is more comfortable and effective, bringing you closer to your dream smile.

Our dentists at Wyndham Dental will give you a step-by-step guide on how to take care of your braces before you leave our clinic. Here are some things you can do:

  • Brush your teeth after every meal because it’s easier for pieces of food and plaque to get trapped in the brackets.
  • Floss your teeth daily using flossing tape, floss threaders or interdental brushes.
  • Avoid crunchy, chewy, sticky and hard foods.
  • Keep your braces and teeth clean by rinsing your mouth with fluoride mouthwash.
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There you go! By following these easy steps, you can prevent complications from arising and disrupting your journey to a straighter smile. Don’t forget to follow the instructions provided by our dentist and make sure to go to every appointment. That way, we can ensure treatment is progressing well.

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.


FAQs


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!

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