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Straighten your crooked teeth with orthodontic braces. Oakleigh Smiles provide a range of orthodontic treatments for adults and children to improve misaligned and crooked teeth, overbites, underbites and other orthodontic issues.
The Importance of Having Straight Teeth
Straight teeth are essential for more than just aesthetic reasons. Straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss between, helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and improving oral health. Patients also find straight teeth improve speech, make it easier to chew food and prevent conditions such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction.
If you’re looking for dental braces in Oakleigh South book a complimentary orthodontic consultation with one of our orthodontic dentists, and begin your journey to a straighter smile.
How long do I have to wear braces for?
There are no hard and fast rules in orthodontics about how long you will need braces, as it varies between individuals. Factors that lengthen the time of treatment include how extensive the teeth straightening requirements are and the type of orthodontic appliance used. Cancelling or missing appointments and frequent repairs can also extend the treatment time.
Is there an alternative to braces?
Some orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign®, offer an alternative to traditional, fixed braces. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners worn over the teeth (like a mouthguard). Each Invisalign aligner is worn for two weeks before replacing with the next in the series, gradually moving the teeth to their new positions.
Aligners aren’t suitable for everyone, and braces may be the only option for straightening the teeth. For further information about orthodontic braces, our Oakleigh dental team are here to give guidance and advice.
Do braces hurt?
Braces can cause discomfort, particularly after adjustments, making the teeth and gums feel tender for several days. Sometimes, the brackets or wires rub against the soft tissues in the mouth, but applying a little dental wax to the braces can prevent irritation and relieve discomfort. Occasionally, brackets or wires may come loose. If you have any problems with your orthodontic braces, call us to schedule an appointment our Oakleigh dentist will be happy to see you and solve any issues.
Your smile could look like this, after orthodontic treatment:
Do you want a straighter smile?
If you’re interested in getting dental braces in Oakleigh South, book an appointment with our orthodontics team, who can tell you precisely what the most suitable options are for you.