Orthodontic braces is a branch of dentistry concerned with correcting teeth positions and improving occlusion (bite) and the appearance of the jaw and facial features. In most cases, orthodontic treatment involves braces on the upper and lower teeth. Individuals with poor jaw alignment may require extra treatment in the form of either orthopaedic appliances or surgery.
At Studfield Dental Group we provide our patients with wide range of orthodontic choices to fit in their individual needs including:
- Conventional Braces
- Damon System Braces
- STb Social 6 (lingual braces)
- Orthopaedic Appliances
Conventional braces consists of wearing bonded/ cemented brackets to your teeth which hold flexible wires in place using clear or colourful bands to attach. These wires exert pressure and gently move your teeth into their correct position.
Regular 4-8 week appointments are required to change colourful bands and wires. Conventional braces take approximately 12- 24 months to complete however this is case specific.
Once completed the braces are removed and a removable retainer is to be worn.
Damon System Braces.
Damon Braces are an orthodontic brace treatment that provides a great alternative to conventional metal braces. Damon System braces are discreet fitting braces that result in greater patient comfort. Damon braces are available in metal and clear brackets that are attached to your teeth in the one visit. Damon braces can be used by both teenagers and adults
- Smaller brackets for greater comfort
- Clear brackets are less noticeable
- Self-ligating wire = no discoloration to elastic bands
STb Social 6 Lingual Braces
STb social 6 is best for people who want to improve the aesthetic of their smile without wearing noticeable conventional braces. STb social 6 are a lingual brace alternative which involves the brackets being attached to the back of the teeth front 6 upper and lower teeth, meaning they are invisible to other people. ST6 is a fast treatment option with most treatment being completed within 16 weeks.
STb Social 6 are not suitable for everyone, they are recommended for people with mild or moderate orthodontic problems.
Orthodontic Aligners (Invisalign and Clear Correct)
If your teeth are crowded, unevenly spaced or have moved Invisalign® or Clear Correct may be right for you. Invisalign® and Clear Correct braces are an invisible alternative to conventional braces. Invisalign® and Clear Correct requires each patient to wear a series of clear aligners. Treatment is monitored by Studfield Dental Group and clear aligners are replaced about every 2 weeks. These aligners will gradually guide your teeth into a straighter position, giving you the smile you’ve been dreaming about.
- Virtually unnoticeable
- Shorter treatment times
No Braces Approach
Avoid braces, unnecessary extractions and any surgery long term with early intervention
No Brace approach involves the wearing of functional removable or bonded orthopaedic appliances. These Appliances are worn to correct jaw mal-alignment and crowded teeth.
No-brace approach is subject to the patient's age and degree of mal-occlusion and crowding. Generally Orthopaedic appliances are combined with short term orthodontic treatment of braces.
For a consultation regarding whether you are a candidate for the no braces approach please contact us today to arrange a consultation.