Traditional braces are the reliable and trusted way to straighten your smile.
Traditional metal braces can solve a number of different correction and alignment concerns. They are strong and can attain the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time.
Metal braces straighten teeth with constant pressure. Each tooth is fitted with a bracket which holds the archwire in place with the help of a ligature. The archwire will be tightened and adjusted each time you visit your dentist and this way; you will slowly achieve the smile you are aiming for. Metal braces are useful for patients with severe malocclusion or severe crookedness as they are strong and durable.
Braces are an affordable and effective orthodontic treatment that has been highly developed over time. They are now smaller in size which assists with keeping your teeth clean and more comfortable than before. It also means they’re less conspicuous than they used to be.
Traditional braces can often be the most cost-effective option when choosing to straighten your teeth. As this treatment option has been so thoroughly tried and tested, the technology has become quite affordable. Combine this with their precision and strength and there is no wonder why they are still the most used orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment was traditionally performed on children and teenagers. While this is still the best time to identify and treat these issues, we now treat people of all ages and find that adult orthodontics is rapidly growing in popularity. Adult orthodontic treatment typically takes longer as the jaw and facial bones have stopped developing; however, you are still able to achieve a straight and beautiful smile.
Braces in Melbourne
A thorough examination is essential to determine if traditional metal braces are the appropriate treatment for you. Together we will discuss the different options and decide on the right one for you. During your appointment, our team will discuss with you every step of the treatment process before we begin to ensure you are informed and know what to expect.
Fast Braces in Melbourne
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are traditional braces used for?
Traditional braces, also known as orthodontic braces, are used to correct various dental alignment issues, such as crooked or misaligned teeth, overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite problems. They are commonly used in orthodontics to straighten teeth and achieve a more aligned and functional bite.
Here are some specific conditions that traditional braces can address:
● Malocclusions: Braces can correct different types of malocclusions, including overbite (upper front teeth overlapping the lower teeth), underbite (lower teeth protruding beyond the upper teeth), crossbite (misalignment of upper and lower teeth), and open bite (when the upper and lower teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed).
● Crooked or misaligned teeth: Braces apply gentle pressure to move teeth into their proper positions, gradually straightening them over time.
● Overcrowding: When there is not enough space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit properly, braces can align the teeth and create room.
● Gaps between teeth: Braces can close spaces between teeth by gradually moving them closer together.
Traditional braces consist of brackets, which are bonded to the front surface of each tooth, and archwires that connect the brackets. The archwires exert gentle pressure on the teeth, guiding them into the desired positions. Additional components such as bands, elastics, and ligatures, may also be used to assist with specific tooth movements.
It is worth noting that while traditional braces have been widely used for many years, there are also alternative orthodontic treatments available today, such as clear aligners (e.g., Invisalign), lingual braces (brackets attached to the back of the teeth), and ceramic braces (tooth-coloured brackets). These options offer more discreet or aesthetic alternatives to traditional braces, depending on individual preferences and specific dental conditions.
Are traditional braces better than Invisalign?
Both traditional braces and Invisalign have their advantages. Traditional braces are effective for complex cases and do not rely on patient compliance. Invisalign offers aesthetic appeal, removability, comfort, and convenience. The choice between the two depends on individual needs and preferences.
How long do traditional braces last?
The average duration of traditional braces treatment is typically 1 to 3 years, but it can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case and individual response to treatment.