Braces remain the most effective way of straightening teeth. Each braces treatment plan is tailored to the requirements of the individual. Braces involve gluing bonds or "handles" to the teeth and using various wires attached to these bonds to achieve tooth correction.
Occasionally due to tooth or jaw imbalances extractions of some permanent teeth might be required to achieve the best result. However, in the vast majority of cases we are able to avoid this. It is not unusual for wisdom teeth to be removed in the late teens.
In some extreme cases, jaw surgery may be required along with Orthodontics to accomplish both a well balanced and aesthetic facial result. Your Orthodontist will discuss this surgery and the reasons for it should you require this.
Types of Braces
Mount Lawley Orthodontics offers the latest in “braces” technology including stainless steel and clear varieties.
Removing your orthodontic braces is actually much easier and faster than putting them on. You may feel some slight pressure when we remove them using special dental instruments. Generally, the process of removing braces is not painful and will frequently be done in just two to five minutes.
After your braces are removed there will be some residual glue on your teeth. A polishing handpiece will be used to remove this without damaging your teeth. Depending on how sensitive your teeth are, you may experience a little sensitivity as the glue is being removed. Most patients do not experience any sensitivity at all, generally they would describe this process as a strange “tingly” feeling. Removing the glue is typically done in under fifteen minutes.
What happens after the braces are removed?
Following glue removal we will take moulds of your teeth for the laboratory to manufacture your retainers. These are typically fitted within 2-3 days of brace removal. You need to make sure you wear your orthodontic retainers as directed by your Orthodontist or your teeth will shift and you may have crooked teeth again!
“I've never seen
a smiling face that
was not beautiful.”