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Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontic Braces

Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontic Braces

Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you, and we all want to have a straight, bright smile. Crooked teeth not only come with health and dental issues, such as unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth, they also impact on your confidence. Luckily, Balmain Dentist is here to help, with orthodontic braces! Whether you have an overbite, under bite, or crooked teeth that make you self-conscious when you smile, our friendly, talented dental professionals can transform your smile and boost your confidence!

The History of Braces
Modern braces have been around since the 20th century, and are an effective way to give your smile a well-earned confidence boost.

Braces work by exerting constant forces on your teeth, so, over time, your teeth will move into their proper position. This is a long-term treatment method, but the patience is worth the effort, as the results will speak for themselves.

There are a few innovative ways you can reinvigorate your smile, with braces now coming in a range of styles. From traditional metal braces that are made from stainless steel brackets and wires, to ceramic braces that blend more naturally with your teeth, in addition to invisible ones called Invisalign, there’re plenty of options to choose from!

The Benefits of Braces
Crooked teeth have been known to cause a host of health issues, including headaches and earaches, which are quite common among people with a misaligned bite.

Orthodontic braces are often used to correct any issues with your jaw, which is essential, as a well-positioned bite can reduce wear and tear on your teeth and help immensely with how the teeth function. Properly aligned teeth have also been linked with improved oral health, and improved speech. It’s also easier to reach any nooks and crannies when your teeth are straight.

Another noticeable physical benefit is enhanced appearance. Smiling can become a dreaded action if you have unsightly teeth, so correcting any orthodontic issues can work wonders in improving confidence in both children and adults.

While braces are a popular treatment among children, adults can also have braces. Regardless of how old you are, braces are still a proven way to correct your bite, straighten crooked teeth, improve your health by increasing the teeth function and your confidence.

Invisalign, a Clear Alternative to Braces
If you’re keen to reap the benefits of orthodontic braces, but would like something a little more flexible, then Invisalign could be for you! Invisalign can be used as a clear alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten and correct the alignment of teeth. It has become a popular form of treatment because unlike traditional braces, it’s almost invisible, and the aligner can be removed when you eat, so you won’t experience any daily restrictions.

Whether you’re correcting misaligned teeth, or trying to improve your confidence, Balmain Dentist can assist with any of your orthodontic needs in Sydney. Contact us today for more information on our Sydney-based orthodontic services.