Braces have evolved in recent times.

There are now several options to choose. If you are looking for braces in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Big Smiles Dental is a trusted name with years of experience.  Serving patients in Little Bay and surrounding areas in the Southern part of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Let’s take a look at the two main options when considering braces for you or a loved one.

6-Month Braces

6-month braces is an option suitable for adults or patients over the age of 16 who suffer from crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth.

It utilises the methods of conventional orthodontics and incorporates a modern twist. Firstly, the brackets are clear, and the wires are tooth coloured, making them nearly unnoticeable.

The advantage of 6-month braces is in the name. An average treatment is just 6-months – treatment times can vary depending on the individual. Some patients can see results in as little as 4-months, while others may need up to 9-months; making this cosmetic treatment highly desirable when compared to an average of 2-years with traditional braces.

Another advantage of 6-month braces is their cost. Typically, much less expensive than traditional braces or aligners.

Traditional Braces

Once the only option, conventional metal braces still have a place in contemporary dentistry. They are usually worn for 1-2 years. Regular braces are a better option to treat more severe misalignments and crooked teeth.

With conventional braces, brackets and bands are attached to the teeth, which apply gentle force to move teeth into their desired position slowly. Once every few weeks, a follow-up appointment is scheduled to make any necessary adjustments to ensure treatment is proceeding effectively.