Dental Braces

Dental Braces in Springvale

A rite of passage for many teens, the installation of braces is an effective method for straightening teeth and closing gaps. If you’re a resident of Springvale or one of the many surrounding suburbs and you or your children need to have braces fixed to your teeth, make an appointment with a braces specialist at Springvale Dental Smiles today.

What Are braces?

Braces are small brackets that are placed on a person’s teeth with the intention of realigning them for an improved smile or better chewing action. In the past, they were most commonly made of metal, however clear or tooth coloured ceramic braces are now available.

There are several types of braces that can be fitted, including:

  • Traditional metal wired
  • Gold plated stainless steel
  • Lingual
  • Titanium
  • Custom orthodontic treatment systems
  • Progressive, clear removable aligners

Your dentist will be able to discuss your options for braces when you come into our clinic for a consultation.

Why Do People Need to Get Braces?

There are a number of reasons why a person might need to have braces fitted:

  • Align and straighten teeth
  • Correct an over or under bite
  • Fix existing dental health issues
  • Minimise gaps in between teeth

Dental braces at our Springvale clinic can also be used alongside other orthodontic tools as a means of widening the roof of the mouth and also to shape the teeth and jaw.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces are made up of four key parts: the brackets, the bonding material, the arch wire and the rubber bands (also known as O-rings). When applied to the mouth and tightened, the teeth move into place when the arch wire has pressure placed on it. The choice of rubber bands can also aid in the repositioning of teeth in a certain direction.

After Treatment

Once your braces are on, you’ll likely experience some discomfort as you get used to the tightening sensation in your mouth. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is vital when you have braces, as you’ll now have more opportunities for food particles to get stuck. Taking extra care with flossing and using an interdental toothbrush which is designed to help you clean hard to reach areas are two recommendations we strongly make.

Why Come to Springvale Dental Smiles?

The warm and friendly team that makes up our family friendly clinic does everything possible to make sure you feel completely relaxed and at ease before, during and after your appointment.

Located in Springvale, our practice accommodates the dental care needs of residents in surrounding suburbs such as:

For the ultimate in patient care for dental braces in Springvale, there’s no better time than now to visit Springvale Dental Smiles. Book an appointment with us today.