Braces - conventional and lingual


Giving you the straight option

Orthodontics today is vastly different from the thick, heavy wires and brackets from years ago.

No longer just for teens, with so many options available an increasing number of adults are discovering the benefits of undergoing orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth they have had since childhood.

Braces not only help to straighten misaligned teeth but also guide the growth and development of the facial bones, which is why they are mostly prescribed for patients in their pre- or early teens.

At Glebe Dental we recommend you bring your child in for an assessment when their first adult teeth begin to emerge, around 6 – 7 years of age. This early intervention can minimise the timeframe wearing braces should they be required.

Conventional braces are placed on the front of the teeth, while lingual braces are placed behind the teeth so they can’t be seen. However, not every person is suitable for lingual braces.

There are many varying factors to consider before undertaking orthodontic treatment. Following a comprehensive exanimation, the Glebe Dental team will discuss with you in detail all the options available for you or your child’s individual circumstance.

We will then be able to provide you with a detailed treatment plan.