Choosing the Right Type of Braces in Sydney CBD

Close up of woman with dental bracesMost people dream of having a beautiful smile, but very few are born with perfect teeth. Nowadays, there is a wide range of teeth straightening options available to suit different needs and lifestyles.  A dentist will work with their patients to create a custom treatment plan to ensure that they can have healthy and straight teeth in the least amount of time possible.

An experienced dentist may recommend any of the following types of fixed discreet dental appliances or braces in Sydney CBD, some of which are available at Spa Dental Sydney CBD, to promote teeth straightening.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have evolved dramatically over the years and are now lighter in weight and structure than they used to be. Metal braces are made of high-quality steel and consist of brackets connected to each other with a wire exerting constant pressure on the teeth, to help them move into the correct position.

Metal braces can treat a wide array of teeth straightening issues, no matter how serious they are. They can be used to align crooked and overcrowded teeth, close up gaps between teeth or even correct rotated or protrusive teeth. Metal braces can also fix poorly aligned jaws, overbites and underbites. The main disadvantage of traditional braces is the cosmetic effect of a metal mouth appearance.

Tooth-Coloured, Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces in Sydney CBD work in the same way as traditional braces, but their brackets are made from clear ceramic materials. Ceramic braces are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults seeking discreet teeth straightening treatment.

Ceramic braces require a lot of commitment because they are harder to clean. Although they are not easily stained by food, the clear elastic ties that hold them together can stain easily.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

For patients who wish to straighten their teeth at their own convenience, and without the use of braces, Invisalign is an ideal solution. Invisalign straightens the teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move them into the correct position.

Invisalign aligners are very comfortable and can be taken out to eat and clean the teeth.