Metal & Coloured Braces
Dental braces are a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct teeth that are crowded, crooked, protruding, out of alignment or have irregular spacing. By moving the teeth into the ideal position, braces help create a more attractive and healthy smile for both children and adults.
When are Braces Necessary?
If your teeth are crooked and crowded and you are finding it difficult to keep them clean, braces may be required. If brushing and flossing cannot be completed properly, tooth decay, gum disease and possible tooth loss can occur.
If your bite is out of alignment it can interfere with your ability to chew and speak properly, as well as cause abnormal wear to the enamel of your teeth. Additionally you might also suffer from more serious jaw problems like TMJ.
Metal & Coloured Braces
Metal Braces are the most popular and cost effective orthodontic braces. Metal braces are the robust, original form of teeth straightening, and straighten your teeth slightly quicker than ceramic braces.
Orthodontic braces are made up of two main parts: the orthodontic bracket and the wire. The arch wire is the thin metal wire that you see run across the teeth through each bracket. The metal braces are placed on the teeth and it is the wire that puts force on the teeth to move them. Basically, it is the brackets that push the teeth into the desired position by the consistent pressure of the arch wire over a period time. It can take anywhere from several months two years before the teeth are completely moved into place.
Kids braces have improved a lot in the past couple of decades. Technology has made them more comfortable as well as more attractive than the braces most parents remember wearing.
Here at Paramount Dental Sydney part of your orthodontic treatment includes being able to customise the colour of your braces. Rather than blending in with white ceramic braces, you could try coloured braces to help you be more you. Oh, and every 6-8 weeks you can change the colours too.
There are many colours to choose from (and it’s completely up to you) but we don’t really recommend black or dark green as from a distance you might look like you have rotten teeth and haven’t finished your lunch.
Several factors may vary and increase the cost of treatment. We can advise you of the full cost and provide a treatment plan after your first orthodontic consultation.