Fixed Orthodontic Braces
Not many of us are naturally blessed with perfectly aligned teeth and an ideal bite, so it’s fortunate that orthodontic treatment is available for those wishing to address their orthodontic concerns. Braces are the most common and best-known orthodontic appliance used to correct misaligned teeth. While they have been around for a while, they are still the benchmark to which all other treatment options are compared. Braces are often called fixed appliances because they are “fixed” or glued to the teeth.
How do Braces Work?
Traditional braces are made of tiny brackets which are glued onto each tooth. They are then connected with a thin wire, which is adjusted or changed periodically to gradually align your teeth and correct your bite – making them an effective and reliable treatment option for patients of all ages. Click here to read our braces information guide and here to read our braces instruction guide.
There are many different brands of braces available. At Pure Orthodontics, we choose to use Damon™ braces as we believe they are the very best in orthodontic technology. Read more about Damon™ Braces at www.damonbraces.com.
Damon Braces Are Available in Metal or Ceramic: The Choice Is Yours
Metal brackets are the most commonly used appliances used for straightening teeth. They are made out of medical-grade stainless steel - which makes them durable, safe and compact. Braces can be left in their original metal form, or can be decorated with different coloured elastic ‘chains’ if desired. For this reason, metal braces are often a popular choice with kids and teens.
Ceramic braces are a brilliant aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Rather than using stainless steel, the brackets are made from a hard ceramic material to blend in with the tooth colour. This produces a more aesthetically pleasing appliance, making them a popular choice for many of our adult patients. We use Damon Clear™ brackets, which do not discolour or stain during treatment and are a very reliable way of achieving a great result.
Are You Ready to Take the First Step toward a Straight Smile?
Whether you require an evaluation for yourself or your child, our specialist orthodontist in Moonee Ponds, Dr Tracey Shell, will go over your treatment options with you including the pros and cons of each. That way, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what treatment option will work best for you or your child.