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Braces and Orthodontics Melbourne CBD

smiling woman with traditional bracesToday’s orthodontic designs are more discreet than ever, making them appropriate for adults and children alike. This means the traditional teeth straightening process with fixed braces now is much more enjoyable than previously.

What Are the Benefits of Braces?

Addressing tooth alignment is more than managing the appearance of your teeth. By guiding jawbone development, we can reduce the need for complex orthodontic treatment later in life. Improved tooth positioning improves your bite and improves oral wellness by decreasing the risk of decay and gum disease.

Fixed braces are ideal for children or individuals who may find it difficult to be compliant with removable aligners. They are also useful for straightening teeth when tray systems are not appropriate.

Why Choose Collins Street Dental?

Collins Street Dental’s holistic approach to wellness encompasses all aspects of your health, not just your teeth. We frequently observe that oral anatomy and tooth crowding ties back to breathing issues and airway blockage. By identifying and managing the causes with medical practitioners and improving bite alignment, we can also help improve breathing which has a positive affect on sleep and brain oxygenation. In turn, with breathing issues being addressed, children tend to focus better at school and have better energy levels.

Having orthodontic treatment in the same place as your regular dental care means you can combine orthodontic visits with maintenance care.

About Your Orthodontic Treatment

We offer both traditional metal and ceramic braces, tailored to the individual. In most cases, we will combine your orthodontic monitoring appointments with hygiene maintenance visits, limiting the number of appointments required.

Children enjoy the multi-coloured elastics they can choose to wear, but if you prefer a more low-profile appearance, ceramic braces are an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do braces hurt?

It’s normal to feel some mild discomfort for the first day or two.

Should my child wear a mouthguard if they play sport in braces?

Yes. We can provide a special mouthguard to prevent trauma to their lips and cheeks. Our orthodontic mouthguards are made to be adjusted as your child’s teeth move, so you don’t need to replace them during the course of treatment.

How long does treatment take?

Most cases require roughly 18-24 months to complete.

When should my child have an orthodontic exam?

It’s best to screen children for orthodontic needs between 7-9 years old due to facial growth patterns and oral development. Earlier intervention allows for less-invasive treatment.

Are Braces Right for Me or My Child?

To find out, contact us today to reserve an exam with one of our dentists.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Braces and Orthodontics Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9654 5144