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What are braces?

Braces are dental devices used to align teeth correctly so that patients get beautiful smiles, comfortable bites and clear speech. The dental speciality that covers braces is called orthodontics.

What types of braces are available?

Braces are structural or cosmetic. Structural braces are fitted for children while cosmetic braces are placed for adults and adolescents. Braces may be fixed or removable. Structural or traditional braces are made of stainless steel. Cosmetic braces are made of clear ceramic material or clear plastic. Some braces are self-ligating, that is, they use a slide mechanism rather than elastic bands to connect to the dental archwire. Lingual braces are metal braces placed on the inner surface of teeth. This type of brace is not visible and are preferred by patients requiring cosmetic braces.

How long do you have to wear braces for?

The length of orthodontic treatment depends on the needs and orthodontic problems of each individual patient. Treatments for adults may take a longer time. On average, patients need to wear braces for about 2 years and then they need to wear a retainer to maintain the corrected position of teeth. For some adults treatment may take about 3 years.

How are braces installed on teeth?

For fixed braces, the orthodontist dries the teeth and places glue or bonding cement on the braces. The braces are placed on teeth and a UV light is shone on them to cure the glue or cement. For removable braces, an impression of the teeth is taken and a technician makes the removable brace consisting of a plastic plate and wires. The brace is then fitted on teeth.

How do braces work on teeth?

Braces exert a steady pressure on teeth. The pressure is periodically adjusted as needed by the orthodontist. Eventually the pressure exerted by braces corrects the alignment of teeth.

Do braces hurt?

Braces are uncomfortable when first placed on teeth. Patients experience soreness and need to get used to the pressure exerted on the teeth by braces. Patients normally get used to braces within a month.

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Maven Dental Mackay City - Dental Clinic in Australia

Maven Dental Mackay City

Corner Gordon Street & Nelson Street, Mackay, 4740
Sarina in Queensland, Australia is the location of this dental clinic where the team is especially adept at treating anxious patients. The team strives to create a caring and relaxed environment to make each visit for the most nervous of patients a positive experience. The clinic is family owned and run and the team has over 30 years of experience in treating patients. Services offered by the clinic are pain free dentistry, examinations, hygiene services, general and routine care, orthodontics for patients of all ages, children’s dentistry, cosmetic smile makeovers, gum contouring, surgical implant placements and sleep apnoea solutions.
Orthodontist Consultation  
Metal Braces  
3 more treatments
from 2 users
Torque Orthodontics - Peter Monckton

Torque Orthodontics

56 Gordon Street, Mackay, 4740
5.0 from 2 verified reviews
They are very professional but also very friendly and build a great rapport with youNicole, Australia, 26 11 17

After my consultation with Dr. Victoria Beck my recommendation was the following (I was quite a complicated case) Invisalign for top teeth and traditional braces for bottom teeth, jaw surgery as I had an underbite and two implants to replace missing teeth as well as a whitening treatment. I am extremely pleased with the final result. Dr. Beck is an amazing orthodontist. She takes a holistic approach to ensure your final result will not just look good but be functional. The whole team at Torque Orthodontics are very professional but also very friendly and build a great rapport with you. They surprised me with a bottle of champagne at the completion of my treatment, I had to hold my tears back, they truly care about their patients.

Clear Braces  
from 18 users
Paul Lange Dental - Dr Andrew Thorpe

Paul Lange Dental

21 Gordon Street, Mackay, 4740
5.0 from 3 verified reviews
Andrew and his team are great.Daryl, Australia, 20 06 16

I went to Andrew as my bottom teeth were all rotten and just about to fall out. Andrew suggested implants and we went through the process. Worth every dollar Andrew says pain free. Well guess what he is correct. No pain at all. Andrew and his team are great. I waited 16 weeks after the implants where installed.

Adult Braces  
from 14 users
Debra Brown Dental - Dental Clinic in Australia

Debra Brown Dental

34 A Gordon Street, Mackay, 4740
Comfortable, confident and relaxed is how we want your visit to the dentist to be. You may not have experienced that in the past. Maybe it’s even put you off visiting the dentist for a while. You may be embarrassed about the condition of your teeth – rest assured we see many people like you everyday – it’s all ok, no need to be concerned. We understand. You’ll be pleased to know that we are determined that your visit to our fresh, modern clinic is stress free and comfortable! When you see Dr Deb you’ll be able to take as much time as you need so that you feel settled, happy and ready to get your teeth looked after. And, maybe watch the overhead TV at the same time!
Orthodontist Consultation  
Mouth Guard  
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