Braces are orthodontic appliances that can be bonded onto your teeth using brackets and wires, or they can be removable. They are used to correct the position of the teeth and jaws, aligning them so you can bite together properly. Braces can also help to guide the growth of teeth and jaws.
Braces can be worn at any age, provided the teeth are strong enough to be moved, but often early childhood can be the best age to begin orthodontics.
Our dentists will keep a close eye on the development of your child’s teeth and jaws, and will recommend orthodontics if we feel it would be useful.
Sometimes early treatment can help alleviate or even completely avoid the need for treatment at a later date.
However, there is no reason why adults with strong, healthy teeth cannot benefit from wearing braces.
It is worth considering braces if you or another family member has teeth that are out of position or which do not bite together properly.
Both systems can be very good. We might sometimes suggest fixed braces to correct certain problems as they can be designed to move teeth extremely precisely, but the latest removable braces are very discreet and can correct most common bite problems.
Fixed braces may be a better choice if a patient is likely to forget to wear removable braces and they will be working continually to move teeth, but adults may prefer more discreet removable braces.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.