The use of metal brackets is a tried and tested method of straightening teeth quickly and efficiently. There are various attachments we can use with this system to allow the complex movements of teeth to be achieved.
The traditional brace has been popular for a very long time - because they work!
This style of brace comes in many different COLOURS.
A favourite of many of our young (and perhaps not so young) patients with lots of options and combinations to choose from, all for that dazzling fashion statement.
Do braces hurt?
Short answer: No. Getting braces on is entirely painless, however, you may experience mild discomfort in the 1-2 days following the initial placement of braces or after a major wire change. This discomfort may be managed with regular pain relief as you would for a headache.
When should my child first visit?
There is no fast and hard rule when to first send your child to an orthodontist, however, when they start losing their baby teeth is usually a good time, between the ages of 7-9 years. You may be referred earlier or later by your general dentist for early intervention.
Who can have braces?
There is no age limit for wearing braces. We have some of our most successful and rewarding treatment outcomes with adult patients. The traditional age for braces are in early teens, which is primarily due to the bone growth occurring at this age.