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Dental Braces

A beautiful, straight smile can work wonders on your confidence and how you carry yourself. But, if you have crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth, you may be excessively conscious about your smile and every move. 

Unfortunately, misaligned teeth can also affect the functionality of your teeth, causing discomfort when eating your favourite foods or talking to someone. It also leaves you at a greater risk of developing dental conditions like tooth decay, gum disease and tooth wear. 

Orthodontics helps align your teeth, bite, and jaw. So, if you are looking to improve your smile, braces are a popular orthodontic treatment that you can try. Our experienced orthodontists at Port Melbourne Dental specialise in providing quality braces to give you that straighter smile you’ve been dreaming of. 

To learn more about braces and which option is the best for you, schedule your free orthodontic consultation today at Port Melbourne Dental!

What Are Dental Braces?  

Braces are a popular orthodontic treatment used to move your teeth into their correct position. It does this by exerting an even, constant pressure onto your teeth that gently shifts them, correcting any dental and jaw alignment problems you may have. 

By enhancing the aesthetics of your smile and the functionality of your teeth, braces offer all that one could ask for and more! Proven to be a highly effective solution, they are an excellent option for both adults and children. 

At Port Melbourne Dental, we offer a variety of braces to help correct your smile. From traditional braces to clear aligners, we provide it all so you can choose what’s best for you. 

Dental Conditions that Braces Treat 

  • Crooked teeth 
  • Crowded teeth 
  • Gapped teeth 
  • Issues with your bite (underbites, overbites, crossbites)
  • Misaligned or underdeveloped jaws
  • Malocclusion (Imperfect positioning of your teeth when your jaws are closed)
  • Dental issues resulting from facial trauma or injury

Types of Braces We Offer at Port Melbourne Dental 

While metal braces are a popular and effective solution, there are other options available for you at PMD. Our free orthodontic consult with our dentist will help you determine what’s best for your needs and lifestyle.  

The types of braces we offer include:  

Metal Braces 

Traditional metal braces are an effective option that has been the go-to for straightening teeth for many years. These metal braces include metal brackets that are attached to your teeth with a wire running through them. Metal braces are typically used to treat more complex cases of misaligned teeth and bite issues.

Treatment typically takes 18-24 months, with regular appointments every 4-8 weeks to change colourful bands and wires. However, it can vary based on the complexity of your condition. 

Invisalign & ClearCorrect

This orthodontic treatment uses clear, removable braces to straighten your teeth. If you prefer a more discreet solution over metal wires or brackets and shorter treatment times, this is the solution for you! They are virtually invisible, making for a quick and easy solution to achieving a straight, beautiful smile. Treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on your specific needs. 

Another unique feature of Invisalign and ClearCorrect is that they are removable. You can now enjoy your favourite meals and maintain proper oral hygiene easily by removing your aligners before eating, brushing and flossing

Damon System Braces

Damon System braces are discreet-fitting braces that provide greater patient comfort. Available in metal and clear brackets, they can be attached to your teeth in just one visit. Damon braces use self-litigating wires, meaning there will be no discolouration to elastic bands. These braces work faster than traditional braces and can typically reduce treatment time by up to 6 months, making them a great alternative to traditional braces. Providing greater comfort and less visibility, they can be used by both teenagers and adults. 

STb Social 6 (Lingual Braces)

Lingual braces, too, are a more discreet orthodontic treatment. Unlike other braces, they are attached to the inside of your teeth, making them completely invisible. With lingual braces, you can speak and smile freely when you are out and about. Lingual braces can take between 18 to 24 months to achieve results. 

No Braces Approach

If you want to avoid wearing braces, extractions and surgery in the long run, this No Braces Approach is perfect for you. It involves the use of easily removable or bonded orthopaedic appliances to correct jaw mal-alignment and crowded teeth. These orthopaedic appliances can even be combined with short-term orthodontic treatment of braces. 

This less-invasive treatment depends on factors such as your age, degree of malocclusion and crowding. While treatment time also depends on these factors, you can typically expect results within 18-24 months.

The type of braces suitable for you will depend on factors such as how much correction is needed to straighten your teeth and your personal preferences. When you visit our dental clinic in Port Melbourne for your free orthodontic consultation, our dentists will help you determine which option is more suitable for you.

What Are The Benefits of Dental Braces? 

Getting braces offers several benefits for your smile and oral health. In addition to straightening your teeth and correcting any misalignment or gaps, here are some other benefits they offer:

  • Improves the functionality of your teeth (that is, your ability to chew food and talk)
  • Prevents tooth wear, jaw pain or headaches that may arise from problems with your bite
  • Improves oral health by making it easier to clean your teeth and prevents bacteria build-up, which lowers your risk of tooth decay
  • Prevents enamel erosion and wear and tear on your teeth from the excessive pressure misaligned teeth can put on your jaw when chewing. 
  • Braces come in various types and can be customised according to your individual preferences and lifestyle.

Cost of Dental Braces in Port Melbourne

The cost of getting dental braces can vary depending on the type of braces used, any prior treatments needed and the severity of your misalignment. It’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals to get a more accurate cost estimate.

We will thoroughly examine your smile and provide you with the best possible treatment solutions.

Free Orthodontic Consultation For Braces In Port Melbourne

At Port Melbourne Dental, we understand the value of a beautiful smile. A beautiful smile and good oral health are a strong foundation for a happy and beautiful life. That’s why we are committed to providing affordable and top-notch dental care with a team of experienced and highly skilled dental professionals

If you are looking for a friendly and reliable dental clinic for your braces and teeth straightening needs, look no further than PMD Dental.

At PMD, we also offer regular check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, other orthodontic alternatives, sleep dentistry and much more to help you keep a beautiful and healthy smile on your face in the long run.

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!