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Common questions about orthodontics

At Braces N Faces Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to have a full understanding about orthodontic treatment, specifically what their treatment journey entails. These are some of the common questions our patients ask us about orthodontics, so we thought we'd share them to give you insight into what our specialist orthodontists in Geelong and Hoppers Crossing do. 

 

Why should I choose Braces N Faces Orthodontics?

The answer is simple; because we are very good at what we do. We also take great personal pride in the standard and quality of our patient care. At Braces N Faces we have almost 50 years’ experience between us and our Geelong orthodontists are specialists in the latest orthodontic techniques and technology to create the perfect smile. Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our team.

Why choose Braces N Faces Orthodontics

How long does treatment with braces take?

Time treatment takes varies between each individual patient. That is because every patient's orthodontic needs are different and we devise tailored treatment plans for everyone. At your free consultation, our specialist orthodontist will advise you how long you will have to wear braces. This time is determined by the extent of your orthodontic problems. It could be as little as six months, or it could be up to two years – it all depends on how much work we need to do to realign your teeth. It's important to note that as an adult, our teeth are fully grown and denser so will take longer to move than children’s teeth. Book a free consultation with our team and find out how long you will need treatment for.

Why choose Braces N Faces?

Do you offer lingual braces?

We sure do. Our specialist orthodontists in Geelong and Hoppers Crossing use lingual braces when they deem them to be the best treatment available, or when patients request them. Lingual braces fit on the inside of your teeth next to your tongue so aren't visible to those around you. Talk to our friendly team at Braces N Faces Orthodontics today if you’d like to know about lingual braces.

Lingual braces

Some of my teeth are sideways, can you straighten them?

Rotated teeth are not uncommon but need to be aligned because they can trap food and lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Rotations are just one of the many orthodontic problems our specialist orthodontists in Geelong and Hoppers Crossing treat on a daily basis. Our team are experienced using a variety of correction techniques, including braces, elastics and retainers to name a few, so you can be sure of a great result post treatment.

Common questions about orthodontics

Is there a way to straighten my teeth without braces?

Yes! It's an orthodontic treatment method known as Invisalign, which we offer here at Braces N Faces Orthodontics. Suitable for teens and adults, Invisalign uses custom-made, clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. Invisalign is a big winner with our patients at our Geelong and Hoppers Crossing clinics because the aligners are virtually invisible. This means people who want straight teeth but are embarrassed about having treatment don't need to worry, because no one will be able to tell you're wearing the aligners.

Invisalign

Are there dental disorders your Geelong orthodontists can’t treat?

It’s a little hard to answer that question without knowing the nature of the problem. Our specialist orthodontists have successfully treated a wide variety of orthodontic problems, from crowded and crooked teeth to bad bites, and achieved straight teeth and beautiful smiles for all our patients. Rather than wondering whether our orthodontists can help you, book a free consultation and come in and see us.

Common questions about orthodontics

Why do my teeth and jaws hurt in the morning?

If you suffer from achy teeth and jaws, you might be suffering from bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Many people who grind their teeth, usually when they’re asleep, wake with aching jaws and sensitive teeth. Bruxism can lead to tooth damage but the damage is easily preventable by a nightguard, which our specialist orthodontists can prescribe for you. A nightguard is a special type of mouthguard which patients wear at night to stop the damage caused by grinding teeth or jaw clenching. Get in touch with Braces N Faces if you need advice about tooth and/or jaw pain.

Common questions about orthodontics

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