Traditional metal braces are a classic orthodontic treatment consisting of metal brackets expertly bonded to your teeth and connected by archwires. The system utilises gentle pressure to shift your teeth into their desired positions gradually.
The technology behind traditional braces has advanced over the years, making them more comfortable and effective than ever before. Our skilled orthodontist at Orthoworx is experienced in customising these braces to suit your unique dental structure, ensuring optimal results.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED BRACES?
While obtaining a beautifully straight smile is the central goal for most patients, there are many other reasons that you can benefit from seeking reliable orthodontic treatment; these reasons include:
- Misaligned bite.
- Overcrowding and crooked teeth.
- Diastema (gaps).
- Pain and discomfort in the jaw.
- Teeth that have come in abnormally or not at all.
- Poor oral hygiene as a result of poor teeth conditions.
It’s important to note that metal dental braces aren’t the only treatment options available. Contact our specialist orthodontist for a consultation to have a full treatment plan that suits your case best.
HOW DO METAL BRACES WORK?
Traditional braces use a combination of carefully placed metal brackets and wires to gently guide and shift the position of your teeth over time. The process starts with the orthodontist attaching the brackets to your teeth using a special adhesive. The archwire is then threaded through the brackets and secured in place. As the archwire exerts a gentle force on the brackets, it gradually prompts your teeth to move in the desired direction.
Over a series of adjustment appointments, your orthodontist will tighten or replace the archwire to maintain consistent pressure and ensure the teeth progress towards optimal alignment.
WHY CHOOSE A METAL BRACES TREATMENT?
- Proven Effectiveness
Regarding orthodontic treatments, metal dental braces have a proven track record of successfully aligning teeth. Their mechanism allows precise control over tooth movement, making them particularly effective for complex cases.
- Faster Treatment Time
While Invisalign® has the benefit of being virtually invisible to the naked eye, traditional metal braces and ceramic braces deliver a more controlled realignment process. This means patients can straighten their teeth within a predictable time frame. Typically, a metal braces orthodontics treatment time is roughly two years to enjoy a lifetime of straight teeth.
- Cost-Effective Option
Compared to other orthodontic alternatives, traditional braces often come at a more budget-friendly price point. We understand that the cost of orthodontic treatment can be a concern, and our goal is to provide you with affordable options that deliver outstanding results.
- Customisation and Style
While the main functionality of traditional braces remains consistent, there’s room for a touch of personalisation. You can choose from various coloured elastics to add personality to your braces. This can make wearing braces more fun, especially for younger patients.
And thanks to innovation and technology, braces have modernised considerably and are more discreet, offer less discomfort to the patient and faster treatment times.
BRACES FOR ALL AGES
At Orthoworx, we offer tailored treatments. Our orthodontic treatment can work for adults and kids, so we are your team if you need children or adult metal braces.
Other braces options we offer include Lingual Braces, Ceramic Braces and Invisalign®. Our highly-trained Orthodontist, Zetland and Chatswood, are experts in administering all forms of traditional metal braces for children and adults, recommending only the best possible treatment for you and your dental concern.
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Typically traditional metal braces work faster than invisalign trays to realign crooked teeth and close gaps. In a short period of time, patients will be able to see vast improvements.
For a standard 18 month treatment, traditional braces cost up to $7,500-$8,000 in Sydney, Australia. Price of treatment can increase depending on the complexity of your dental issues.
Traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and invisalign are all effective orthodontic treatment options to fix teeth misalignment, and have their own benefits. The braces that work best for you depend on your unique dental issue requirements. Traditional braces are crafted from medical-grade stainless steel with an arched wire attached to brackets. Traditional braces are the quickest option to realign significantly crooked teeth and jaw problems.
Ceramic braces work similarly to traditional metal braces, but use coloured ceramic brackets to blend with the natural colour of the teeth. As a result they are more visually appealing.
Lingual braces are designed to fit in the contour of the inside of each tooth. They are just as effective as standard outside braces, however they take longer to fit as each bracket needs to be custom made, and are more difficult to clean.
Invisalign one of the newest orthodontic treatments available. These series of custom plastic trays slowly move the teeth into a preferred position, and can be removed for cleaning and eating.
Yes, traditional braces are slightly more affordable than invisalign. Compared to traditional braces, invisalign is costlier since the aligner trays have to be replaced every two weeks. With Invisalign, you are required to change your tray every two weeks and are a fully custom option. As a result, this can raise the price of your overall treatment.
Every person deserves to feel confident when they smile. At Orthoworx, our specialists strive for excellence in quality of care, dedicated to giving you the best smile possibile. Using only the most advanced and trusted orthodontic treatment techniques and superior materials, we provide personalised treatment options of the highest standard. Whether you require traditional braces or looking into interceptive treatment, our services assess the needs of each patient individually.
Book an appointment, and let Orthoworx tailor-make a treatment plan that suits your needs.