Metal Braces (with colours)
Braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment for children. They provide the most amount of control over tooth movement and the best clinical results in the shortest treatment time of all treatment options.
Orthoclinic aims to make your child’s orthodontic treatment comfortable and fun too ! Our standard metal braces are far from standard. Each individual metal brace we use comes in its own single use sealed package to ensure that it is contamination and tamper free. These braces are low profile, allowing your child’s lips to easily adapt to them.
Orthoclinic uses state of the art equipment and bracket systems which can provide faster results with fewer appointments and less treatment time. Our nickel titanium alloy orthodontic wires ensure rapid alignment and unique to Orthoclinic, Dr Madsen’s skilled manual fine tuning ensure you will receive top quality results in a minimum of time.
These metal braces require a rubber ring to hold the orthodontic wire in place. Those rubber rings can be any colour you wish. For children who are more adventurous, we have a full range of colours to choose from.
How Do Braces Work?
- Braces are initially glued on to each tooth individually using a special clear glue that bonds to the enamel of your teeth.
- Flexible shape memory wires are inserted into the braces.
- As these shape memory wires straighten out to their original shape, they gently pull the teeth with them slowly aligning the teeth over time
- Once the teeth are straight, other more complex tooth movements are achieved with small add-ons to the braces. For example, elastic bands are sometimes placed onto the side of braces to achieve relative movement of the upper teeth to the lower teeth.
Damon Clear™ Braces
If you desire the very best treatment results that braces can provide without the appliances being visually obvious, then consider our clear braces.
Orthoclinic Specialist Orthodontics is proud to offer Damon Clear™ braces. Combining the very latest in brace design and technology, these braces offer the full control and excellent results that traditional braces provide, while being clear, non staining and hardly noticeable. With Damon Clear, people may not even realise you’re wearing braces. Other so-called “clear” braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment and collect bacteria*. But tie-less Damon Clear braces are discrete, easy to keep clean and resistant to staining and discolouration.
Faster treatment with Damon Clear™
While treatment times vary between patients, studies show that treatment with Damon braces is up to six months faster than with traditional braces**.
*Eberting J, Straja S, Tuncay O “Treatment time, outcome, and patient satisfaction comparisons of Damon and conventional brackets.” Clinical Orthodontics and Research 4.4 (2001): 228-34.
** Berger J ” Self-Ligation in the year 2000. A comparative assessment of conventional ligation and self ligation bracket systems.” Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (2000).