Orthodontics

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The right orthodontics can change your life.

Orthodontics, also known as braces, can be appropriate for both children and adults. Get in touch to learn more.

Orthodontic treatment straightens and aligns crooked teeth with the use of braces. Typically Orthodontists who are dental specialists undertake this procedure. At Redland Bay Smiles, many of our dentists have undertaken extra studies to be able to perform orthodontic treatment, and as such, patients can be treated within our surgeries at Redland Bay Smiles. This eliminates costly specialist fees and ensures comprehensive treatment can be provided to patients.

At Redland Bay Smiles, our dentists will sit down with prospective orthodontic patients and go through the various costs, time frames and treatment options and answer any questions and expectations you may have. Orthodontic treatment is generally long and challenging. However, at Redland Bay Smiles we will keep you comfortable and informed all the way striving to meet and surpass your expectations.

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Traditional Braces

Traditional, metal braces are a relatively cost-effective and appropriate solution for the majority of dental concerns that require braces. Traditional braces are easily adjustable, should last the length of your treatment, and are reasonably simple to maintain.

Invisible Aligners

Invisible Aligners

Invisible aligners are more expensive than traditional braces but are often preferred by adults due to their low visible profile. Invisible aligners are very difficult to see, but aren’t necessarily appropriate for all issues, and may be better employed after metal braces.

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Early Orthodontics

For many children, orthodontic plates are a more appropriate solution to correct dental concerns, prior to the use of traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, orthodontic plates can be removed. They are most commonly used to help expand the jaw to allow adult teeth to come through.

Can adults get braces?

Absolutely, adults can get braces. In fact, we handle many cases of adult braces each year. Adults are opting for orthodontic treatment in increasing numbers in recent years. We have a few options for adult braces, including clear braces (our invisible aligners) that allow adults to get all the benefits of braces while also not impacting their day-to-day life.

Why do people get braces?

There are plenty of reasons for people to get braces. Different people opt for orthodontics for different reasons. Among other things, braces are a great solution for:
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth.
  • A “bad bite” or misalignment between some teeth.
  • Childhood habits that can cause detriment later on, such as thumb-sucking.
  • Teeth shifting throughout puberty.

What happens when your braces get removed?

When it’s time for your braces to get removed, you’ll need to come in for an appointment. We’ll assess what progress you’ve made and make the final determination to remove your braces. During the actual procedure to remove your braces, we will begin by loosening all the wires (or other structures, depending on the type of braces you have) holding them in place. Any glue will be removed at the same time as the braces are taken off. We’ll give your teeth a good polish and possibly a clean, and send you off with your brand new smile!

What do braces cost?

The cost of braces depends entirely on your treatment requirements. If you need braces for several years, requiring multiple adjustments, costs will be higher. Invisible aligners such as Clear Correct are more expensive than traditional, metal braces. Chat to us to get a clear idea. ​

How long do you need to wear braces?

The length of time you’ll need to wear braces for can vary depending on your own unique situation, the type of braces used and our treatment recommendations. Most people need to wear braces for around 12 months, sometimes more, with some treatment plans requiring three years in braces to address significant issues.

Do braces hurt?

We take great steps to reduce your discomfort as much as possible and ensure that you are not in pain while you have your braces. There will definitely be some sensitivity during the early stages of your braces as your teeth adjust to their new positions, and that feeling may return after each adjustment. Any considerable discomfort should be thoroughly addressed with some Panadol.

How to care for your teeth while wearing braces

Properly caring for both your teeth and braces is extremely important. It will help avoid any potential complications and will help set you up for good dental health once your braces are removed. A couple of quick tips for maintaining healthy, happy braces:
  • Brush regularly – you should be brushing at least 3 times per day. Be extremely thorough when you brush. Get into any crevices and brush your teeth from all angles (an electric toothbrush can help with this).
  • If your braces have any removeable parts, take these out and clean them separately every time.
  • Floss daily.
  • Rinse and inspect your teeth every day.
  • Take any advice we give you – we may recommend something unique to you.

Don't put it off any longer. Book an appointment to discuss orthodontics today.

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