Here at New Age Dental, we diagnose the need for both fixed and removable braces for children and adults.
Although it has become increasingly common to use removable braces, sometimes fixed braces can provide more predictable results. Fixed braces consist of brackets that are cemented onto teeth and which are connected to thin wires and elastics. Orthodontists can precisely move teeth by adjusting the amount of force and its direction on any particular tooth. The brackets can be made from metal, or those looking for a more discreet option may wish to choose a clear ceramic material.
Conventional fixed braces are fixed onto the outside surfaces of teeth, but lingual braces are fitted onto the inside or lingual surfaces of teeth. Once in place they are virtually invisible, but are only used in specific situations.
Removable braces tend to be suitable for older teenagers and adults who do not have significant problems with the alignment of their teeth. Removable braces such as Invisalign are extremely popular and in the right circumstances can produce great results.
When you come to see us at New Age Dental in Bundoora for an initial consultation for braces, our dentist can examine the alignment of your teeth and your bite, and will discuss options that might be suitable for you.
Make an appointment online or over the phone on (03) 9467 6759. We are located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.