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Orthodontics – Conventional Braces
Our dentists often recommend this solution for our patients here at Dentapex. Conventional braces or orthodontic braces are the best option as they can provide optimal outcomes.
What are Fixed or Conventional Braces?
Conventional braces consist of small metal brackets bonded firmly onto the teeth. The brackets are connected to thin wires (arch wires), and tension is placed on the wires with small elastic bands. Each brace component applies firm yet gentle pressure on the teeth, moving them into the correct locations determined in your treatment plan.
Why Choose Conventional Braces?
Fixed braces can produce extremely precise results, and treatment is very predictable and reliable. It is often the preferred treatment choice for treating more complicated orthodontic problems. This includes tooth alignment and bite issues which cannot be treated by removable treatments. Also, unlike removable braces, fixed braces work continuously to reposition teeth.
How Do I Look After Conventional Braces?
It is important to ensure you clean around all the brackets and wires thoroughly and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine. You will need to spend more time on your oral care routine while wearing metal braces, but your straight, healthy smile will be well worth the effort.
Will I Need to Modify My Diet?
It is advised to cut crunchy or hard food into small pieces so you can chew it using only your back teeth, without damaging your braces.
Are There Other Options Other Than Metal Brackets?
Conventional braces have metal brackets, but you can opt for clear ceramic or plastic brackets which are less noticeable. Some people like to embrace their treatment, opting for brightly coloured elastics to create a custom look.
What to Expect While Wearing Braces?
When braces are first fitted, it is normal to feel a bit strange or to experience slight discomfort as teeth begin to shift position. These feelings should disappear within a short while, but if they continue, please contact our dentists at Dentapex. We will also need to see you regularly during treatment to adjust your brackets and wires as needed, and to check if treatment is progressing as planned.
It is never too late to straighten your teeth. While conventional braces may be better suited to young adults or developing teenagers, there is a range of orthodontic treatments that are perfectly designed for adults and straightening a full set of mature teeth. At Dentapex, we believe that a straight set of teeth is a healthy set of teeth. Therefore, we help our adult patients find the best orthodontic treatment to transform their smiles and improve overall oral health. Some common orthodontic treatments include:
Conventional or fixed braces are small brackets of metal applied to the surface of the teeth and will constantly work to reposition your teeth. The brackets will apply gentle pressure to the teeth to alter their structure and create an alignment that helps create a straighter smile. Metal braces are ideal for complicated orthodontic procedures as they have been tried and tested for decades. For a predictable and reliable orthodontic procedure that promises the desired results, choose conventional braces today.
A common choice of adult orthodontics includes the Invisalign treatment. Many of our patients want a straighter smile without having to deal with the inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Therefore, we recommend the Invisalign clear aligners treatment as a suitable alternative. Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that involves wearing sets of clear aligners which gently reposition your teeth over just 18 months. However, Invisalign is not appropriate for complex orthodontic issues. Therefore, our dentists will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth to determine whether you are suitable for the treatment. One of the main benefits associated with Invisalign is that the treatment is completely removable – meaning you can complete daily activities such as eating, chewing, and brushing without having to deal with any limitations. For more information on our Invisalign treatment, contact us today.
Why Choose Our Sydney Dental Practice?
There are many reasons why you should choose our team at Dentapex for your next orthodontics procedures. Not only do we offer orthodontic braces and other alternatives such as Invisalign, but we are highly experienced in transforming smiles and restoring the functionality of any set of teeth. No dental issue is too complicated for our team. Through a comprehensive consultation session, dental assessment and evaluation, and the formation of a treatment plan, we will be able to work on your teeth and generate your perfect smile. For straighter teeth and a smile you’ll be proud to show off, choose our team at Dentapex for the job.
Reasons to choose our dentists at Dentapex include:
- We are passionate about providing friendly and caring dentistry
- The highest standard of dentistry
- The use of advanced technologies and methods
- Affordable private healthcare
- Quality patient care
Dental Financing Options
At Dentapex, we understand that paying for orthodontic treatments may seem like a daunting process. Therefore, we offer our patients flexible payment plans for dental work. We will help you manage your payments, so you aren’t left stressing about prices and money. Our payment plans include Afterpay, which lets you pay in just four interest-free instalments after the completion of your procedure, and a National Dental Plan, where you will pay in instalments over a certain timeframe.
For more information on our payment plans and dental financing options for orthodontics, contact our Dentapex dentists in Sydney today. Through a one-on-one consultation session, we will discuss your preferred orthodontic treatment and how to stagger payments to make the process easier for you.
The average cost of braces is between $2,000-$15,000. There is no fixed price for the treatment as it will depend on the extend of your dental issues, how long the treatment will take, and any underlying dental concerns that must be deal with first. Book a consultation session with us today to discuss potential pricing options.
At Dentapex, our dentists are dedicated to providing high-quality dental care which includes all orthodontic treatments. We want to help you achieve your dream smile, and therefore, work hard to find the best advancements in modern dentistry to constantly transform smiles.
An orthodontics treatment can cost anywhere between $2,000-$15,000 depending on a range of factors. The type of orthodontic procedure you choose (whether this be traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners) will have a significant impact on how much your orthodontics treatment costs.
At Dentapex, we provide our patients with dental financing options that will help stagger the payments associated with your braces procedure. We offer comprehensive payment plans that allow you to make interest-free instalments.
Braces are only covered by Medicare when the case is extremely severe and poses major health concerns. Generally, braces are not covered by Medicare, but may be covered under private health insurance.
Medicare does not cover braces unless in very serious circumstances. Therefore, it is best to check with a private health insurance provider on whether they will cover parts of your braces treatment.
The best age to get braces is between 8-14 as this is when the head and mouth are most favorable to straightening. As children are in their developmental stage within this timeframe, straightening teeth is beneficial for a lasting smile.
Book a consultation session with our dentists today to discuss potential payment plans and pricing for braces. At Dentapex, aim to keep our prices affordable so everyone gains access to high-quality dental health care.
The intricate details associated with braces – including the brackets and wires, make it’s a high-quality orthodontic option. The braces ensure that your teeth move at the proper pace and are repositioned to provide the ideal smile. Premium brace material that provide the best results will increase the price of treatment.
Metal braces tend to be the cheapest form of brace orthodontics, ranging between $2,000-$7,500. Invisalign will be more expensive but less noticeable than traditional metal. Talk to our dentists today about the different orthodontic options and prices.
If you do not wish to undergo a conventional metal brace treatment, then you can opt for Invisalign clear aligners. They will straighten and reposition your teeth in just 18 months.
No. Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces as they are removable, less noticeable, and don’t take as long to provide the desired results. For a pricing consultation on Invisalign, visit our Dentapex dental clinic today.
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