Brace yourself for a new smile!
They're probably the first thing you think of when considering orthodontic treatment but with modern technology, braces have come a long way. At Batemans Bay Orthodontics, our specialist orthodontist combines knowledge, experience and extensive training with the best orthodontic technology to create beautiful smiles.
At Batemans Bay Orthodontics we offer two main types of braces, metal and the more discreet ceramic braces.
Traditional metal braces are still one of the most effective orthodontic treatments available.
Fixed braces are never removed meaning they are constantly working to straighten your smile. The braces are attached to the outer surface of your teeth using small, metal brackets on each tooth. They are then linked together with thin, discreet metal wires.
Ceramic braces (or clear braces) are similar to metal braces but instead of using silver/grey metal brackets we use clear or tooth-coloured brackets to create a more discreet alternative to traditional braces.
Clear Ceramic Braces may be perfect if you are concerned about the aesthetic aspect of orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces offer the same benefits as traditional braces but they are much less noticeable so you can smile confidently.
What to expect
Regular appointments are needed every 6 to 8 weeks for braces adjustments
Consultation visit includes discussing treatment available to you, examination, x-rays, photographs possibly impressions to make moulds of your teeth
At a later visit, you will have the braces fitted to your teeth surfaces
After your braces are on, wires are adjusted every 6 to 8 weeks to make sure your teeth are moving into the correct position
Once your teeth are in position, your braces are removed
Additional appointments may be needed if you have problems with your braces or to monitor your progress after treatment.
What we'll ask about
Your dental and medical history
Your oral health care routine. It is important that this is of a high standard before orthodontic treatment starts
How long braces will take
Total treatment time varies depending on your individual orthodontic case. On average braces will be on for up to 2 years.
A consultation takes around 60 minutes
Getting your braces fitted can take around 60 minutes
Regular check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks usually take around 15 to 30 minutes
Removal of your braces can take at least 60 minute
Before you start
No special preparation is needed
Once you get your braces on
You will need to follow the home care routine recommended by your orthodontist.
After your braces are removed, you will need to use a retainer, custom removable plate or have a fixed wire positioned behind the teeth.