Orthodontic treatment using braces is the most common method used to straighten teeth.
A full range of fixed appliances (braces) are available at Glenferrie Orthodontics. These include stainless steel or 'silver' braces as well as ceramic or 'clear' braces. Depending on the treatment required, we will provide you with the most suitable option.
Fitting braces can involve two visits. At the first visit a 3D scan of the teeth will be taken for your orthodontist to formulate the treatment plan for your customised braces to be produced. This visit will take 20-30 minutes.
At the second visit your customised braces will be fitted to your teeth and arch wires placed in the brackets to begin the process of straightening your teeth. Patients will then be instructed on how to care for their braces. Patients will need to attend for an adjustment appointment every 6-10 weeks.
If during treatment any of the braces become loose we advise you to contyact our rooms and we will schedule a repair appointment in the next 1-2 weeks. This is not considered urgent and there is no need to be concerned. Repair appointments are separate to your regular adjustment appointments. Please note most repairs will be scheduled during school hours.
It is important to remember that eating certain foods can dislodge a bracket and bend wires, so be careful to eat the right foods to avoid breakages.
As your teeth move so do your wires, this can sometimes cause a wire to irritate your cheeks or gums. Please contact our rooms and wew ill schedule a time to fix this. In the meantime, use your wax as instructed to relieve any discomfort.
After an adjustment you may experience some generalised soreness. If required, take a mild analgesic such as Panadol/Nurofen and consume a soft diet. This discomfort should ease within a few days.