Braces At Geelong West Dental

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, Geelong West Dental can help you achieve better
dental health and a greater smile with our quality orthodontics treatment.

From straightening your teeth and resolving bite problems to enhancing your self-confidence
by giving you a better smile – dental braces provide long-term results that can benefit you for
a lifetime.

Book a complimentary orthodontic consult with us to discuss all your orthodontic needs and
enquiries.

What Are The Benefits Of Braces?

Getting the right orthodontics service and treatment can give you the following advantages:

  • Helps to improve your oral health
  • Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
  • Prevents bone erosion
  • Better digestion
  • Improved comfort
  • Confidence boost with a better smile

Who Are Braces Most Suitable For?

Metal braces are most suitable for adolescents between the ages of 10 to 14, as their teeth are more adaptive to change and lead to a more straightforward treatment process.

However, that’s not to say there is an age limit to when you can get dental braces. Many adults are receiving orthodontics treatment with braces – whether it is to resolve minor alignment or bite issues, or to generally improve their smiles.

What Types Of Braces Are Available?

Traditional Braces
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets fitted to the front of the teeth, with a metal wire threaded through each bracket. The wire is gradually tightened at various points throughout the treatment, putting pressure on your teeth to bring them into the desired position slowly.

Ceramic Braces
Ceramic are functionally similar to traditional braces, but the brackets used match the colour of your teeth, making them more discreet and less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
As such, clear braces are a great choice if you’re considering wearing braces but prefer a more aesthetically pleasing option that won’t make you feel as self-conscious about your teeth.

What Is The Procedure For Getting Braces?

Your experienced dentists at Geelong West Dental will begin with an initial consultation and examination, after which they’ll determine whether braces are suitable for your situation and schedule a fitting appointment.

Your fitting appointment can last between 1-2 hours. During your appointment, we will first clean and dry your teeth, before applying an adhesive to attach the brackets to the front of your teeth and then thread a metal wire through the brackets.

Once your braces are fitted, we will schedule regular appointments to periodically adjust the dental wires to ensure that the treatment is progressing effectively. When your teeth have finally reached the desired position after the treatment period of between 12-24 months, we will remove the wires and brackets of your braces. After braces removal, follow-up appointments need to be scheduled to have retainers made to ensure your teeth remain in position.

Braces Treatment Gallery 

Photography and permission to post given by patients. Photos are indication of results which may vary between individuals. Consultation is required for further assessment. The contents of this post do not substitute professional advice. All dental procedures carry certain risks and need to be discussed with the dentist before undertaking any treatments:

Case 1:

This patient requested for conventional braces to address spaces in between her teeth and a congenitally missing tooth. We aligned her teeth and placed a composite buildup to replace her missing upper right tooth, secured by a fixed palatal wire. This will hopefully serve the patient until adulthood when she is ready to have a dental implant.

Photos were taken at baseline and 8 hours after removal of braces.

Case 2:

This patient presented with two over-retained deciduous (baby) upper canine teeth (eyeteeth). The treatment involved removing both baby teeth, creating adequate space on both sides for the adult canines to be aligned, and levelling the arch. Some refinements were required due to the discrepancy between the widths of the baby and the adult canine teeth.

Photos were taken at baseline and 8 hours after removal of braces.

Case 3:

Conventional metal braces to improve deep bite, level the arch, and align the teeth.

Photos were taken at baseline and eight hours after removal of braces.

Case 4:

Conventional metal braces to improve deep bite, level the arch, and close spaces between teeth.

Photos were taken at baseline and eight hours after removal of braces.

 

Why Choose Orthodontics At Geelong West Dental?

Geelong West Dental is committed to delivering a relaxed and comfortable dental treatment environment with a team of friendly and professional dentists. We do our utmost best to accommodate your needs and tailor your dental treatment accordingly.

Accessible Payment Options
At Geelong West Dental, we do our best to ensure that our orthodontics treatments are as accessible as possible. We offer complimentary orthodontics consultation and several payment options for your convenience, including interest-free payment plans.

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