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Traditional Metal Braces at
Station Square Dental

Your Solution for a Straighter Smile

Adult woman wearing bracesAre you dreaming of a straighter, more confident smile? At Station Square Dental, we place utmost importance on the oral health and wellbeing of our patients, and also believe that everyone should have a smile they love. This is why we offer a wide range of orthodontics, including braces.

Traditional metal braces are still a very popular orthodontic option, particularly as they’re more affordable than treatments such as Invisalign or clear ceramic braces. Additionally, fixed braces are highly effective at correcting more complex orthodontic issues, mainly as they allow us to individually control and alter each individual tooth.

Are You a Candidate for Metal Braces?

Our traditional, fixed braces are used to treat a number of issues, including:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overbites or underbites
  • Disorders of the jaw (including incorrect jaw position)

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Braces use metal brackets which are attached to each individual tooth. These brackets are then linked to one another using a thin metal wire. The wire itself is attached to each individual tooth using ligatures, which resemble tiny elastic bands. Our dentist adjusts the metal wire to gently guide each tooth into its new, straighter position. Patients with braces will be required to come into our practice roughly every 6 weeks so we can monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments. While every patient is different, braces will take an average of 6 months – 2 years to achieve the desired results.

Once the braces are removed, a patient will need to wear a retainer to keep their smile looking straight and beautiful. These can either be removable, fixed wire bonded or glued onto the back of the front six teeth, or a combination of both. Please keep in mind that retention is for life. The longer you wear your retainer, the longer your teeth remain straight.

Your Best Smile Starts Here

If you want a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile that metal braces can produce, please call us today. Our oral health care professionals are highly trained in orthodontics and are always on-hand to help.

CONTACT US


Traditional Metal Braces Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Murrumbeena, Huntingdale, Hughesdale, Springvale VIC | (03) 9568 8911