Braces South Melbourne

Crooked teeth can diminish your smile’s appearance while taking a toll on your self-confidence. Fortunately, you can strengthen your teeth with high-quality braces in South Melbourne from South Melbourne Dental Smiles.

South Melbourne Dental Smiles is one of the area’s leading dental practices. We offer first-class braces that can restore tooth alignment, enhance your smile, and improve dental health. Our team has extensive experience with all the leading types of braces and procedures, qualifying us for all your teeth straightening needs.

If you want an efficient solution to crooked teeth that won’t break the bank, contact South Melbourne Dental Smiles for premium braces at fair and affordable prices.

What Are Braces?

Braces are highly flexible teeth straightening devices that correct misaligned teeth or jawlines. Most utilise plastic or metal wires that connect to your teeth and slowly shift them into place over time, improving their appearance and alignment. Some braces also have rubber or elastic oral bands that more efficiently straighten teeth and misaligned jaws.

Why Do You Need Braces?

Dentists use braces in South Melbourne to correct crooked teeth and jaw lines that adversely affect healthy teeth or gums while leaving you more susceptible to disease and decay. Braces can also improve your speech if misaligned teeth hinder your articulation.

What Do Braces Treat?

Braces treat numerous dental issues ranging from tooth misalignments to overbites. Below are some prevalent oral problems braces treat:

  • Crowding
  • Tooth misalignment
  • Bite gaps
  • Undersized teeth
  • Spacing issues

South Melbourne Dental Smiles offers quality braces to adults and children ten years or older, giving them straight, healthy teeth while improving their oral health.

Braces’ Duration and Longevity

Most patients wear braces for two years or more, depending on the misalignment or bite issue’s severity. Although your dentist might make minor adjustments to the braces during treatment, they last several years without requiring replacements. Your dentist can evaluate your teeth and jawline and decide how long you should wear your braces.

Our Braces Process

During your appointment, your dentist explains how braces function and what you can expect during dental treatment. Your dentist then takes X-rays of your teeth and jawline to determine the issue’s severity and possible solutions.

If your dentist decides the issue is severe enough for braces, they will take moulds of your teeth to determine which treatment plan works best for your needs. If necessary, they will extract misaligned teeth that obstruct your natural tooth alignment. However, tooth extraction is only necessary in extreme cases.

Next, the dentist preps and cleans your teeth before applying the braces’ brackets. Once the dentist secures the brackets, they insert and shape the wire between them. They then position the elastic oral bands (if necessary), completing the process.

How to Maintain Braces

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily keeps your braces clean and healthy throughout the treatment’s duration. Most dentists also advise scheduling monthly dental check-ups to make slight adjustments and ensure the braces maintain in proper condition. They will also clean the braces to heighten their appearance.

Contact Us Today!

If you suffer from crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, contact South Melbourne Dental Smiles for high-quality braces in South Melbourne. Our braces can straighten your teeth, improve your appearance, and more without putting excess stress on your budget.

We’ve helped countless South Melbourne residents correct their teeth alignment, and we can do the same for you at a price you can afford. Give us a call at (03) 9645-7888 and become one step closer to straighter, healthier teeth today!