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Modern Braces

High-tech Stainless Steel Braces
(which can have colours)

Ceramic (Aesthetic) Braces

 

What are Braces?

Braces are the most common appliance used for orthodontic treatment. Braces are made up of brackets, which are the attachments on each tooth, as well as a series of high-tech wires and o-rings to hold the wire into the brackets.

How do Braces work?

Braces put gentle forces on the teeth, moving them into the desired position. Your braces will be adjusted periodically, working through a series of high-tech wires, ensuring your teeth move efficiently and correctly. Treatment time varies from person to person; however, an average treatment time is 18-24 months. This treatment time can be decreased with the use of new technology such as SureSmile.

After your braces are removed, you will need to have retainers to ensure your teeth don’t move. Most patients will have a small custom-made wire bonded behind the lower front six teeth to keep the bottom teeth aligned and a customised, removable clear retainer to keep the top teeth in position.

When is the best time to start Orthodontic Treatment?
Braces are beneficial to both adults and children alike. The best age for children to begin orthodontic treatment varies depending on their individual needs. Northside Orthodontics recommends seeing children from 8 years of age for an initial assessment so that treatment can be started at the ideal time. Adult patients can start orthodontics at any age but may require a longer treatment time, as they have denser bone structure than children; however, the results are just as effective. You are never too old for braces.

At Northside Orthodontics we provide several types of Braces treatment;
» High-tech Stainless Steel Braces (which can have colours)
» Ceramic (Aesthetic) Braces
» Invisalign Invisible Braces

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