How Do Orthodontic Braces Work?

Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. They are one of the most effective ways of achieving fine detail and giving you a perfect smile. Braces are made up of three sections which are the brackets, the archwires and the elastic bands. Its small brackets are  placed at the front of each tooth together with an orthodontic adhesive. The archwires and elastic bands are there to link them around the brackets, which then encourage and force your teeth to move slowly to an aligned position. This is how orthodontic braces work.

Once healthy teeth and gums have been established in our patients one of the next steps is to thoroughly examine any structural issues in the mouth that could be contributing to any problems they are experiencing.


Common Dental Issues That Can Be Fixed With Orthodontics

Issues such as crowding of the teeth, restricted breathing, underbites or overbites or various other flaws of the teeth and jaw may improve with the correct positioning and straightening of the teeth. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with a variety of other orthodontic appliances to assist in widening the palate and jaws and shaping the teeth. The advantage for patients of early detection of orthodontic problems, particularly in children is that some of the problems may be easier to correct if they are found and treated early.


Fixed Braces vs. Invisalign

Furthermore, fixed braces from Balmain Dentist are guaranteed to work. These can be better suited to some patients than Invisalign (removable orthodontics). Children or adults who may forget to take out and put in their Invisalign will find removable aligners to be a nightmare to have as they can lose them easily and may end up paying more for replacements.


How Long Does It Take To Put Fixed Braces On?

Having fixed braces installed is a very straightforward procedure. Once installed, all you have to do is to visit our clinic every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is going according to plan. Dr Flora Galoustian will make all of the needed adjustments to your fixed braces.


How Long Do I Need To Have Braces For?

The full orthodontic process can last between 18 to 24 months and will depend on the goals for the treatment. The fixed braces are ideal in applying pressure to the teeth and will speed up the treatment compared to other methods.

There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment and at Balmain Dentist, Dr Flora Galoustian’s expertise in orthopaedic orthodontics will ensure a positive outcome for your dental treatment plan. Make an appointment today.

Request appointment

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.