Braces – get the straight teeth you've always wanted
At our practices in Albany Creek and Ashgrove we specialise in orthodontic treatment using clear, coloured and invisible braces. Find out which type of braces would best suit your teeth.
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces have long been used in orthodontic treatment. The system of metal brackets and archwires, together with elastic bands, has proved to be an effective means of straightening teeth. Often given the name ‘train tracks’ for their appearance, advancements in technology mean these braces are more comfortable and discrete to wear these days.
Clear braces use the same system as traditional metal braces; the only difference is they’re less noticeable. This is because the brackets which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth are made from a clear, ceramic material, whichis very close to the colour of your teeth.They won’t stain over time either.
For those patients who want to embrace the experience of orthodontic treatment, coloured braces can be a fun way of doing so. As is the case with traditional braces, brackets are fitted to the front surface of your teeth, but the elastic rings which sit around the brackets come in different colours. These can be changed at each visit.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-moulded aligners. These aligners, which look like thin sports mouthguards, need to be changed approximately every two weeks to ensure your teeth continue to move into the desired position. However, you have control over changing these aligners. You’ll only need to visit us once every eight weeks so we can check your Invisalign treatment is on course.
Orthodontic technology continues to develop which makes wearing braces much easier and more comfortable these days. One of the more significant advances in this technology is the development of self-ligating brackets. These eliminate the need for elastic bands used in traditional metal braces and also means less force is used when moving your teeth. Here at Allstar Orthodontics, we use 3M self-ligating brackets.
You don’t need a referral to begin orthodontic treatment so why not book a free consultation with us at Allstar Orthodontics today to find out which type of braces could benefit you.