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.


Dr David Fanous is one of Sydney’s leading Invisalign providers and one of very few dentists with comprehensive training in full face orthodontics, having completed the 2 year Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) program.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is series of clear, removable aligners used to slowly straighten teeth.

They look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Invisalign patients can eat and drink anything while being treated along with being able to brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.

Why Invisalign?

No metal or wires also mean you spend less time in the dental chair getting adjustments.

Virtually invisible and very comfortable.

The Invisalign 3-D computer imaging technology allows us to show you the complete treatment plan and send you the video file before deciding on treatment

Setting the benchmark in teeth straightening

Invisalign is continuously improving the most advancing teeth straightening technology, helping people reinvent themselves.

It has helped over 5 million patients in its 20-year history, and that number continues to grow.

The Invisalign Difference

The innovative Invisalign designed, might look like an ordinary mouth guard; however, inside each Invisalign clear aligner, is cutting-edge-technology.

It starts with a simple scan, which we provide to give you a glimpse of your future smile. With our cutting-edge software, we can create the digital roadmap to achieve your perfect smile.

Every shift in your teeth is planned, from beginning to end, calculating just the right amount of force used that is needed to adjust your smile. The result is no unnecessary pain.

Then, we take that digital roadmap and bring it to life, using 3D printing to create your unique, custom aligners.

It is in the details that Invisalign and other clear aligners are different.

Precision trimming of the aligner eliminates cutting of the gums like other brands can. Also, only Invisalign clear aligners are constructed from SmartTrack material, developed by biomechanical engineers. SmartTrack material is more flexible than other materials and provides excellent comfort. And, they hug teeth closer for a better fit and more accurate movements – resulting in a better smile.

With over 5 million smiles treated, the innovative technology has improved, so it is now even smarter. This advancement has seen it reduce treatment times to as little as 3-months.