Dream Smiles in Sunnybank Are Here to Give You Facts on Metal Braces and Clear Braces

Out of our state-of-the-art facilities in Sunnybank, Dream Smiles offers a full range of high-quality dental treatments and products. Our aim is to rejuvenate, restore and repair your teeth using decades of experience and excellence in dentistry.

So which braces are the best? Metal or clear?  Well, the truth is, it depends on the treatment you are receiving.

Metal Braces

Braces work by placing pressure on certain areas of your teeth and shifting them into their optimal position. The brackets and wiring of metal braces have become a much less bulky affair these days and can be more easily customised to fit a number of unique smiles.

Adult braces are now a common sight and are of great benefit when addressing later problems with jaw alignment, gum disease and a host of other dental concerns. They work on a number of areas and can be used to treat:

  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are too close together
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Crooked teeth

As many as 20% of Australian orthodontic patients are adults and have taken advantage of treatment that is now far easier to find than in years gone by. Metal braces should also be considered for the treatment of very crooked teeth as opposed to Invisalign. They provide the most support and allow your dentist to make the kind of adjustments that will eventually straighten your teeth.

Every patient has a different smile and we know this. That’s why we treat every case with fresh eyes and recommend the right treatment just for you. Metal braces, of course, can’t be stained and have been trusted for many years as the best way to a straighter smile.

Clear Braces

Clear braces work much the same way that metal braces do. They place pressure on the target teeth and shift them into place over a period of time. The brackets on clear braces can be matched to the colour of your teeth and are designed to be much less noticeable than metal braces. Ideal for teenagers and adults, clear braces patients will also be less concerned about the length of time that they are able to stay in place as they blend into your natural smile seamlessly.

Much the same as with metal braces, you will need to see us regularly so that any adjustments can be made in the wires and the best possible results achieved. There are a few things to consider when you have your braces fitted such as avoiding foods that are sticky or sweet as they can cause damage to the braces themselves.

Orthodontic Treatment from Dream Smiles

Our experienced orthodontists are dedicated to helping you understand the various options as well as providing an after-care service that we hope will leave you with a smile on your face. Dr Tan’s philosophy has two pillars. Integrity and honesty. An explanation of all the various treatment options and great value aftercare.

We also offer a comprehensive range of care that is tailored to your needs and expectations. We offer dental implants, sleep apnoea treatment, root canal therapy and if you are just in need of a general checkup, we do those too. As dental experts we are here not only to care for you and your dental health but also to educate you as best we can.

To talk to us about getting clear or metal braces or to make an appointment, please get in touch with our team here.