Dental braces are a device used by orthodontists to help straighten and align a patient’s teeth for structural or cosmetic reasons. Dental braces can fix gaps and crooked teeth, it can also correct various flaws of the teeth and jaw in the patient’s mouth. Corrections such as overbite, underbite, malocclusion, open bite, deep bite and crossbite. There are different orthodontic treatments and tools to help widen the jaw and palate to assist with moving and positioning the teeth. There are generally 4 types of dental braces: clear braces, ceramic braces, metal braces and lingual or concealed braces.
There are 2 main types of braces for orthodontics in Sydney; the traditional metal wired braces and clear removable aligners, Invisalign. The traditional metal wired braces is most commonly practiced and used amongst best orthodontist Sydney. Metal brackets are cemented onto the patient’s teeth, where little elastic holds the wire in position. By using tension from the metal wires which are changed every 4 to 6 weeks. This helps shift the teeth to the desirable position. Traditional metal wired braces are less aesthetically pleasing with the metal brackets visible. However compared to Invisalign orthodontic treatment, the whole treatment time and process is quicker. For our traditional metal braces cost, it is around $4,500 to $6,000 depending on how complex the situation is.
The clear removable aligners otherwise known as Invisalign are more popular with adults and are seen as adult braces. This is because the clear removable aligners are barely visible, giving the added confidence for a mature lifestyle. The same idea of using tension to help move the teeth into position with the use of the clear removable aligners. The clear removable aligners are changed every 1 to 2 weeks, where each aligner is slightly different to shift the teeth. There are also limitations on cases for Invisalign, where more complex cases such as teeth extraction are needed will not be suitable. For our Invisalign, it ranges from $3,700 to $7,190 depending on the package needed.
Since everyone’s case is different it is best to visit a dentist for a consultation in regards to orthodontic treatment. At Sydney CBD Dentistry, due to our location at the heart of Sydney business district we cater our services towards adult braces. Hence with our Invisalign platinum premium provider services we are able to take on more complex cases. If the individual’s case is suitable our complex case can also correct crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite and deep bite. If however the condition of the case is not suitable, Dr Ellen Lai is certified to perform the traditional metal braces in Sydney.
So where can I find an orthodontist near me? Our other branches are in Hornsby, Parramatta, Macquarie Park and North Sydney. However only our Hornsby, Sydney CBD and Macquarie Park surgeries are able to see patient’s for traditional metal wired braces. All our other practices including Hornsby, Sydney CBD and Macquarie Park are still able to see Invisalign, clear removable aligner cases. The dentist Dr Philip Song who works at our Hornsby and Macquarie Park branches and Dr Ellen Lai who works at Sydney CBD Dentistry are certified to perform the traditional metal brackets or the ceramic brackets for a more discreet look. If Hornsby, Sydney CBD or Macquarie Park is near you or convenient for you, we will be able to schedule an initial appointment with Dr Philip Song or Dr Ellen Lai for teeth braces.