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Are you looking for straighter, less crooked teeth with fewer gaps? Maybe you are looking to fix a misaligned bite. Sydney Park Dental provides a range of dental treatment options to resolve these conditions and more for patients of all ages.
Left untreated, crooked, and misaligned teeth can have more than just a cosmetic effect. They can also affect eating, drinking, and speech, and also increase the developing of more severe dental problems over time.
If you have a problem with your teeth not lining up, protruding, or have gaps, you may be the ideal candidate for braces. While some believe that braces are only for children or teenagers, thanks to the advancement in technology, nowadays, many adults are now choosing to have braces later in life. New orthodontic appliances are more comfortable and less visible compared to appliances of the past.
If you are thinking of getting braces for yourself or one of your family members, Sydney Park Dental offers a free consultation as part of your regular check-up and teeth cleaning appointment.=
After a thorough oral examination, we will let you know if you or your loved one could benefit from braces. We will explain each treatment – what is involved and the associated risks, allowing you to make an informed choice.
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Types of braces
Upon consultation, we can discuss the treatment options we have available at our Sydney clinic. We will thoroughly explain what each treatment involves. We’ll ensure you have a realistic expectation of what your results can be and how long each procedure will take.
For traditional braces, brackets and bands are attached to the teeth, which apply a gentle force to move teeth into their desired position gradually. Every few weeks, a follow-up appointment is scheduled for the duration of the treatment to make any required adjustments and to ensure treatment is progressing successfully.
Most patients today prefer invisible braces as opposed to traditional metal braces. Fixed metal braces shift your teeth into an improved arrangement, but are quite noticeable. Adults and older teens, in particular, are reluctant to have braces if it means enduring the stigma associated with wearing braces later on in life.
Benefits of invisible braces
Invisible braces, as the name suggests, are much harder to detect. They are also detachable, unlike fixed braces that do not allow you to remove until the completion of the treatment period. Being able to remove invisible braces makes it much more convenient when eating food. After eating, you can simply put the braces back in. Removable invisible braces also allow patients to brush and floss as usual.
Additionally, invisible braces can be removed for an important event, making them a fantastic advancement by being able to fit it with your lifestyle perfectly.
Another advantage of invisible braces is a reduction in mouth inflammation – a common side-effect of traditional metal braces.
Who can benefit from braces?
Upon inspection of your mouth and jaw, we may identify a problem during a regular check-up. Alternatively, you may have previously identified a problem yourself that is affecting your health or self-confidence. Correcting such problems can provide a great benefit to patients. Here are some of the common issues that braces can rectify.
Bite problems (malocclusion) e.g., overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth
What age can braces be fitted?
There isn’t a specific age for a child’s first orthodontist assessment. Some kids can be seen as early as 6, while others have their first when they are a little older – maybe 8-10. Many Orthodontists recommend that children should see an orthodontist as soon as their adult teeth start coming in, which is around age 7.
Sometimes early intervention is crucial to more easily address issues with alignment, asymmetry, or bad habits such as thumb sucking.
Braces are usually recommended to begin around the age of 11-12. However, many older teens and adults are also suitable candidates for braces.
How much do braces cost?
The cost of braces can depend on the type of treatment option and will vary for each patient. Most patients find that braces cost is a lot less than they think.
Our staff will discuss costs and payment options during your consultation. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have.