Your dentist or orthodontist will ask questions about your health, conduct a clinical examination, take impressions of your teeth, photos of your face and teeth, and X-rays of the mouth and head.
A personalised treatment plan is drawn up based on the analysis of the gathered information.
There are times when a removable retainer will be the only thing needed. In other rare cases, when there is an extreme irregular bite, orthodontic surgery may be required. In most cases, however, the traditional braces will be needed.
If you want to learn more about dental braces, keep on reading.
Dental braces offer corrective treatment for:
- Overcrowded or crooked teeth
- Too much gap between teeth
- Extreme overbite or overjet
- Extreme underbite
- Jaw misalignment
The proper alignment of your teeth and jaws improves not only your facial aesthetics but also the health of your mouth and the way you bite, chew, and speak.
Braces work by applying continuous pressure over time to slowly move teeth in the desired direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape.
Braces are composed of the following:
Brackets are the small squares that are bonded directly in front of each tooth with a bonding agent, or are attached to orthodontic bands.
They act like handles, holding the archwires that move the teeth. There are several types of brackets, including stainless steel and tooth-coloured ceramic or plastic brackets, which are often selected because they’re less noticeable. Sometimes, brackets are attached to the back of teeth order to hide them from view.
Orthodontic bands are stainless steel, clear, or tooth-coloured materials that are attached to the teeth with dental bonding agents.
They wrap around each tooth to anchor the brackets. The transparent or tooth-coloured bands are more aesthetically appealing options but are more expensive than stainless steel.
Spacers are separators that are inserted between teeth to create a small space before placement of orthodontic bands.
Archwires attach to the brackets and act as tracks to guide the movement of the teeth. Archwires can be made of metal or be clear or tooth-coloured.
They are attached to the bracket by small rubber rings or fine wires called ligatures. They can also be transparent, metal, or coloured.
A buccal tube on the band of the last tooth secures the end of the archwire in place.
Springs may be attached to the archwires between brackets to move the teeth, closing the spaces between them.
Elastics attach to hooks on brackets and are worn between the upper and lower teeth in many ways. They apply pressure to move the teeth to achieve a perfect fit.
Dental Braces at Deer Park Dental Surgery
At Deer Park Dental Surgery, we assure you of effective corrective solutions for your crooked teeth.
Visit your Deer Park dentist today!
If you have any questions about dental braces, call us on (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)