Ismile Orthodonics

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Traditional Metal Braces

Metal Braces Melbourne

One of the most popular orthodontic treatments available, and for good reason!

When you think of orthodontic treatment, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is traditional metal braces that look a little like “train tracks”.

Conventional braces are made up of individual brackets and an arch-wire. Each bracket is fitted to the surface of your tooth. The arch-wire is then slotted into position and overtime, will begin to straighten and move your teeth into the desired position.

Our Results

At iSmile Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing a high quality treatment for every patient and the results speak for themselves. Here’s one example of what we’ve achieved! You can view more of our results in our before and after gallery.

How Long Does It Take Braces To Straighten Teeth?

It is difficult to give an estimate on the life-span of treatment as everyone is different. Generally speaking, mild cases may take as little as 12 to 18 months. For more extreme cases it could take up to 3 years.

We recommend booking in a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists as they will be able to give you a rough estimate of how long your treatment will take.

During this time, you will usually need to visit us once every 6 to 8 weeks to make adjustments and ensure that your treatment plan is moving according to plan.

Pros & Cons of Traditional Braces

Before undergoing treatment, it is important that you assess the advantages and disadvantages as it can help you to make a more informed decision.

These are some of the things that we think are important to consider about the treatment:

Advantages of Braces

  • Metal braces are strong and are less prone to breakages compared to ceramic braces.
  • They are the slightly more affordable option to straighten teeth.

Disadvantages of Braces

  • With braces, it can be more difficult to clean your teeth as plaque can hide easily behind your brackets and wire.
  • You will have to avoid certain foods (such as sticky or hard candy, nuts, gum and popcorn etc.) while you’re undergoing treatment.
  • Treatment time can be delayed if excessive breakages occurs due to carelessness or accidents (for example: sporting accidents).

Do Braces Hurt?

Fortunately, braces have evolved over recent years meaning that they both look better and are less painful. Using modern wires we can reduce the force applied to your teeth without losing functionality.

It is normal for teeth to start aching slightly a few hours after your brackets and wires are fitted. It may also take a few days for any aches to subside and for your lips and the inside of your cheeks to get used to the braces. Other than this, your treatment should be a comfortable process.

Where To Get Braces In Melbourne

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to get in touch with our friendly team. Fill out one of the forms on our website or give us a call to get in touch!

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