Traditional braces are an orthodontic treatment that attaches to the teeth to correct the alignment of your teeth and bite.
Modern advances in orthodontics means braces are now more discreet than ever before! At Plainland Dental we are proud to offer ceramic braces, which unlike metal braces can be shaded to match your teeth.
Interested in straightening your teeth? Book a FREE orthodontic consult with Dr Yousef Issa to learn about your options!
How do braces work?
Traditional braces consist of two parts, brackets which are fixed to the teeth and an arch wire runs along brackets. The arch wire is held in place with ligatures, or rubber bands, these are the brightly coloured parts you often see on younger patients’ braces. When tension is applied to the arch wire, it works to slowly move the teeth into the correct alignment.
Types of Braces
These are the most conventional braces, which you’re likely most familiar with. Both the bracket and arch wire are made of stainless steel, which is highly durable and cost effective.
Ceramic braces are a newer technology, also known as clear braces. The bracket is ceramic, in a colour that closely matches your teeth. The arch wire is still metal, however they come in shades that blend, and clear ligature bands are used. The overall effect is a much more discreet than the conventional metal bands.
Are braces for me?
Traditional braces can be used to fix all types of orthodontic cases, both minor and extensive and are suitable for all ages. If your orthodontic situation is more complex, it is likely the dentist will recommend braces, rather than clear aligners. Braces can be used to correct:
- jaw misalignment problems affecting your bite
- overcrowded teeth
- gaps between teeth protruding teeth (overbite)
- upper front teeth set behind lower front teeth (underbite)
Like all dental treatment, orthodontic treatments are customised and designed specifically for you. The first step is to seek dental advice to see if braces are right for you, and to find out which type of orthodontic treatment will give you the best result.
We offer FREE orthodontic consultations with Dr Yousef Issa, who has been providing high quality, affordable orthodontic treatment to teens and adults for over 10 years.
Dr Yousef can help straighten your teeth, using traditional braces or clear aligners. He goes the extra mile to deliver a personalised treatment plan with your smile goals and budget in mind.
Keen to find out your options? Book your free consultation with Dr Yousef Issa to create a personalised treatment plan!
Offering Affordable Orthodontic Treatment With DentiCare
Need orthodontic work done but worried about how much it is going to cost you? We are an Accredited DentiCare Provider and can provide affordable dental treatment for everyone.
Creating a DentiCare Payment Plan is easy!
- Simply discuss your treatment plan with an orthodontist at our clinic.
- Once the course of treatment is confirmed, speak to one of our friendly staff at the reception.
- Our team will select the appropriate deposit, payment amounts and plan duration of your choice – to submit your payment plan using the DentiCare Portal on the day you begin your orthodontic treatment!
Are braces for you? Find out by booking a free consult with Dr Yousef Issa!
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