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Braces options at Braces N Faces

At Braces N Faces, our professional team are experienced at using a range of different braces. These are the types of braces we offer in our Geelong and Hoppers Crossing clinics

 

Treatments

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are what most of our patients think of when they come to us for orthodontic treatment. Although we offer a range of orthodontic treatments here at Braces N Faces, we still treat patients with traditional metal braces if we believe they are the best appliance for them. Traditional braces use a method of brackets and archwires to move your teeth into position with gentle pressure. They are small, relatively comfortable to wear, and one of our most affordable treatment options. Best of all, traditional metal braces get great results for our patients.

Metal braces

Clear braces

For those of our patients who want a discreet, yet reliable treatment option, we often recommend clear braces. This treatment method is based on the system of traditional metal braces so bonds brackets to the front surface of your teeth and connects them with a thin archwire. The difference between clear braces and metal braces, however, is the ceramic material clear braces are made from. The ceramic brackets blend in with the colour of your teeth, making them extremely discreet and less visible to others around you. This gives you the confidence to have treatment without needing to feel self-conscious about being seen with a mouth full of metal. Clear braces are a great alternative for patients who aren't suited to Invisalign or who want a more affordable, yet discreet, treatment option.

Clear braces

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are a virtually invisible treatment option for our patients here at Braces N Faces. Made up of a combination of brackets and archwires (just like metal braces) the brackets of lingual braces are attached to the inside surface of your teeth. This means they can't be seen when you're smiling and talking with others. Although they're fitted to the tongue-side of your teeth, lingual braces are easy to keep clean. Our team, who are fully trained in this specialist orthodontic appliance, will give you some techniques for doing so when you're fitted with lingual braces. At Braces N Faces, we usually recommend lingual braces to patients who come to us with an ill-fitting bite, and need more than just treatment to straighten teeth.

Lingual braces

Braces for children

Children 6-11 years

Certain orthodontic cases benefit from early treatment procedures. They are skeletal discrepancies, borderline non-extraction cases, restoring lost space in dental arches, severe aesthetic problems, crossbites, and severe overbites and open-bites. Treatment of these problems at an early age can produce benefits that would be limited if treated later. It can also help to reduce, or eliminate, future treatment that might be required.

Adolescent 12-16 years

This is the average time to start orthodontic treatment. Usually all deciduous (baby) teeth have exfoliated and the permanent teeth are erupting. At Braces N Faces, our range of braces is suitable for teenage patients, and Invisalign Teen is also available.

Braces for children

Braces for adults

By late teens or early twenties, the jaw has finished growing and the size and the shape of the mouth is complete. Although it is a solid structure, the jawbone surrounding teeth can change shape in response to prolonged pressure. Because adult bones are denser, it takes a little extra time to move adult teeth than childrens. That is why we do recommend children come in for an early orthodontic treatment. However, if this hasn't happened, we can still treat adults for orthodontic problems and achieve great results. We believe no one is ever too old to have a perfect smile!

Braces for adults

Orthodontic treatment transfer policies

If during orthodontic treatment with us here at Braces N Faces, you or your family move to another area we will help you change to a new orthodontist so you can continue your treatment. We can give you a recommendation for an orthodontist in the town or city to which you are moving and put you in touch with them. The estimated time of your treatment may be extended when a transfer is made during active treatment as your new orthodontist may do a re-evaluation with current models, x-rays, and replace brackets to suit his/her technique.

Orthodontic treatment transfer policies

255 Pakington Street
Newtown
VIC 3220
Australia

(03) 5221 6677

Mon
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri
8:00am - 5:00pm

Directions & Opening times

1 Paloma Court
Hoppers Crossing
VIC 3029
Australia

(03) 9748 9224

Mon
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tue
8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed
8:30am - 4:30pm
Thu
8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri
8:30am - 4:30pm

Directions & Opening times