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All about braces

 

Sydney Orthodontist, Dr Charles Daniels, creates beautiful smiles for children, teenagers and adults, with clear braces, invisible lingual braces, Invisalign,and the Damon system

Brace treatment (Orthodontic treatment) is a special type of dentistry concerned with correcting the position of crooked teeth, to enhance your smile and your face. Orthodontics is more than cosmetic dental treatment – and the other benefits of orthodontics can include improved biting and chewing, reduced tooth wear and improved cleansing of teeth, as well as a big boost to your self confidence. There are a number of different types of braces, which we describe in further detail below.

  • Retainers

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    Retainers Immediately after braces are removed the teeth have a strong tendency to drift out of position again.  Retaining appliances are fitted to support the teeth in their new positions and it is important to wear them as instructed. The…

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  • Mini-implant anchors

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    Orthodontic mini-implant pins Orthodontic Mini-implants: ( or mini implant anchors ) are small screws that are placed into the jaw bone to provide a temporary anchorage point.  The procedure is usually performed comfortably with a minimum of local anaesthetic.  They…

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  • Functional braces

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    Functional appliances At North Sydney Orthodontics we prefer to treat severe Class II malocclusion (increased overjet / buck teeth) using growth modification techniques (dento-facial orthopedics).  This type of appliance is used predominantly in the growing child and can help to…

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  • Removable braces

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    Removable appliances or plates are useful for undertaking a limited number of tooth movements but usually for early treatment involving arch expansion to correct cross-bite For any removable appliance to work efficiently it must be worn according to the orthodontist’s…

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  • Space maintainers

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    Space maintainers are used to stop certain types of tooth movement and to provide additional support to teeth that bear a high burden of anchorage strain.  The appliances do not actively create tooth movement but usually the opposite – i.e.…

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  • Fixed expanders

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    These appliances are commonly used to correct crossbites or make space and have several designs; Quad helix This appliance is used to derotate the first molars and expand the side teeth by  tipping.  The appliance is activated and adjusted by…

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  • Invisible braces

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    Invisible braces Lingual braces are braces that are positioned on the inner surface of the teeth.  Lingual braces are suitable for nearly all patients and offer a truly invisible way to straighten teeth.  As with any brace good oral hygiene…

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  • What is Invisalign?

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    Invisalign North Sydney Orthodontics Sydney Invisalign provider  Dr Charles Daniels has over 15 years experience as an accredited doctor.  Invisalign is suitable for many older teenagers and adults.  Invisalign uses a series of removable clear plastic aligners to achieve dental movements. …

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  • Fixed braces

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    Fixed braces : All you need to know ! Fixed appliances (also known as braces, train tracks, tram tracks and tin grin) are the most common and versatile device used by orthodontists. There are hundreds of different bracket dsesigns manufactured…

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