Self-Ligating Braces Orthodontic Treatment Strathfield Sydney
Self-Ligating Braces Introduction
Please play the video below for the introduction of self-ligating braces.
Carriere® Self-Ligating Bracket System
Understand the process of attaching the Carriere Self-Ligating Bracket System.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works?
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Why Uplus Dental?
- Open 6 Days
- 24 hour online booking service
- Complimentary parking at the Building / Strathfield Plaza
- No weekend or public holiday surcharges
- All major health funds accepted
- Instant HICAPS health rebate claiming
- Instant Children Dental Benefits CDBS claiming
- Highly qualified and friendly team
- ADA/AHPRA Accredited practitioners
- All emergencies given Priority
- Pain relief provided
- Specialist at treating anxious patients
- Book online, via phone or via e-mail
Interest-Free Dental Payment Plans For Patients
Uplus Dental provides Interest-Free dental plans for all general, cosmetic, orthodontic and specialist dental care making dentistry more accessible to everyone.
This means you can have the dental treatment you need when you need it with no interest – EVER.
Orthodontic Treatment Before & After Portfolio
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies, and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment, and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is usually said that children need to go under orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7, but this question does not have the same answer for every individual. Some conditions, like anterior cross bite, need to be treated regardless of age. For some conditions, it is better to wait until the age of 13. Also, some habits like mouth breathing and tongue thrust need early intervention.
The best age for treatments that affect the jaw growth, is 7 years old until the end of the growth which is between 11 to 13 in girls, and for boys it is between 13 to 15.
Nowadays, age limitations for orthodontic treatments only exist in few cases. Fixed treatments and jaw growth is possible in any age. However, the treatment duration takes longer than usual.
This method was done in the past and is not very popular nowadays; the least harm is that the child would lose 2 of his/her permanent teeth.
Not only this is not necessary, but also in most cases it harms the chewing system in irreversible ways. Nowadays, we can make room for other teeth by widening the jaw arch.
With the latest methods in orthodontics, there is a less need for jaw surgeries. Although in some severe cases, patients may be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon.
A condition that causes the patient’s gum to be seen while smiling, about two millimeters or more. The main reason is that the upper jaw has grown downward and the upper lip is too short.
In case of a mismanagement, yes, it is possible.
In mild cases, a gum surgery or small treatments are sufficient. For more severe cases, orthodontics treatments are necessary, and for even worse cases, a jaw surgery is needed. The important point is that if the problem is diagnosed early, it can be prevented.
Although any kind of treatment can affect the joints, mistreatments, especially with tooth extractions, can harm the joints, permanently or temporarily.
One of the biggest advantages of our system is that it concentrates on joint health from the beginning.
In most cases, yes. However, considering complications in joint disorders and the impact of our neuromuscular system on joint health, not all patients respond the same to treatment.
Although lack of hygiene during the treatment period can damage the teeth and gums, with proper hygiene this can be prevented.
Yes. Especially mouth breathing and placing the tongue between teeth when swallowing.
There are tools and special methods for breaking these habits.
No. Wisdom teeth can cause problems for other teeth, but it has been proven that they cannot affect the anterior teeth.
An important point is that sometimes, when wisdom teeth are growing, we observe disorders in lower anterior teeth or upper ones. This is a result of jaw growth and is not related to wisdom teeth.
Lower jaw growth continues until age 15 for women and age 22 for men.
Although this question has different answers for different patients, most of our treatments take about 1 year to 2 years.
In most cases, yes. But because these problems are unknown and complicated, not all patients respond well to the treatments.
Invisible orthodontics consists of three types of treatments:
1. Invisible aligners like Invisalign:
In patients who have mild orthodontic problems, Invisalign comes in handy. This system consists of some removable aligners that has to be placed on teeth respectively – each for about two weeks, at least 20 hours each day – and they fix the teeth during this period.
2. Ceramic or transparent brackets
The main advantage of this method is that these brackets are transparent and cannot be seen. Their disadvantage is that they are fragile and bigger than metal brackets and they are harder to brush. These brackets are usually only used for upper anterior teeth in adults. But there are no differences in functionality between these and metal brackets.
3. Lingual brackets
Unlike normal brackets, these brackets are placed behind the teeth.
These brackets have 2 important weaknesses: patient’s tongue would not feel comfortable and treatment duration is longer.
After introducing systems like Invisalign, these brackets are less popular.
Until recently, the only method for treating a small upper jaw in adults was surgery, bur Dr. Steve Galella invented a method that had a huge impact on orthodontics, and now we are able to guide the upper jaw to its natural growth without any age limit.
Using this method, we now are able to:
Forget about the struggle of choosing between pulling out a tooth for orthodontics or not, because we no longer pull out a healthy tooth using this system.
Prevent gummy smile in your children and teenagers, or treat it in adults.
Treat or soothe most headaches and joint pains.
Treat many people with breathing or snoring disorders during sleep.
Treat or correct most jaw rotations without any surgery.