Conventional Metal Braces Warragul, Victoria
Get a straighter smile with traditional metal braces treatment
You probably think of bulky brackets and archwires when you think about traditional metal braces, however they have come a long way. Brackets and archwires are smaller than ever before, which means you can worry less about the appearance.
Metal braces are also one of the most effective orthodontic treatments for teens and adults. They are perfect for fixing crooked teeth, closing gaps and treating malocclusions, and have become more advanced as time has gone on.
How do metal braces work?
Over time, braces shift your smile by delivering continuous pressure to slowly move your teeth in specific directions. This not only moves the teeth, but also causes the bone to gradually change shape to accommodate the changes.
Features of braces include:
Brackets are small squares, usually made from stainless steel or tooth-coloured ceramic which are bonded to each individual tooth, using a dental bonding agent or cement. These brackets are used to keep the archwires which apply pressure to the teeth in place.
Wires which are connected through each bracket, and act as tracks to guide the teeth into straighter positions by applying slow, but gradual pressure. Archwires can too be made from stainless steel or tooth-coloured ceramic.
Stainless steel, tooth-coloured or clear bands that are cemented down and wrap around teeth to act as anchor points to keep the braces in place.
Used to create adequate space for orthodontic bands.
Also known as ligatures, the purpose of these is to help align your bite properly, very important during the bite-fixing phase of your treatment. Elastic bands are also great for holding the archwires to the brackets.
There are more small features associated with meta braces and you will learn about these during your consultations at HiTech Ortho.
What does the braces process look like?
The first step to achieving straighter teeth with metal braces is to book in for a consultation with HiTech Ortho. During this consultation, we will find out everything we need to know about you and take a look at your teeth and take x-rays.
This will allow our team to determine if there is an issue which requires treatment, and which treatment options may be suitable for you.
We will also take impressions of your smile to help plan treatment.
Planning your Treatment
Our team will carefully analyse the data and impressions taken from the initial consultation to design a treatment which is individualised to you.
We will present the treatment to you, and it’s solely up to you whether you would like to undertake the treatment or not.
Getting the Braces
Once you have decided to go ahead with the treatment, our team can have you back into the clinic to prepare your teeth and place your braces.
The process involves a professional clean of your mouth, conditioning and priming your teeth for braces, and then placing and cementing the brackets onto your teeth. Next the archwires and other attachments will be inserted onto the brackets.
Discussion of Oral Care
Once your braces have been correctly fitted, you are ready to begin your treatment. But before you leave the clinic, our team will discuss details regarding living with your new braces.
This may include:
- How to clean with braces
- Dietary restrictions
- Future appointments for adjustments
Benefits of metal braces
There are endless benefits associated with metal braces, including:
- Versatile – Metal braces can just about fix every misalignment, severity of crooked teeth and crowded teeth.
- Strength – Stainless steel is much stronger than other methods of orthodontics.
- Very affordable – Traditional metal braces are still the most affordable option.
- Treatment time – Metal braces is generally faster than other forms of orthodontic treatment.
- Customisation – You’re able to choose your own colours or designs.
How long do metal braces take?
You can expect traditional metal braces to take anywhere from 12 months up to 24 months on average. However, your treatment time solely depends on your own individual circumstances and especially the severity of your orthodontic issue.
Contact HiOrtho for metal braces
Are you located near Warragul in Victoria and want to straighten your teeth, or find out more information on our treatment options? Then please contact our experienced orthodontic team by clicking here.