More than half of Australians aren’t happy with their smiles, which might be why so many are turning to orthodontic treatments. Orthodontic treatment such as braces can fix a bad bite or crooked teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Why do I need braces?
There are several reasons someone might need braces, including:
- Prolonged childhood habits, such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting, which can lead to misaligned teeth
- Natural shifting, which can be caused by tooth loss or age
Good candidates for braces include children, teens and adults who have:
- Crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth
- Underbites and overbites
- Protruding teeth
- Overspaced or gapped teeth
- Realigned teeth or shifting teeth due to veneers, crowns or implants
- Facial or jaw asymmetry
For adults, the idea of metal braces might be off-putting. We understand. Metal braces aren’t exactly subtle, and they can affect your social or professional life. At Oasis Orthodontics, we use the latest technology and treatments so that we can provide you with a wide range of discreet options. We’re sure that you can find one that fits your life and smile comfortably.
Some of our popular options include:
- Clear aligners
- Ceramic braces
- Lingual braces
What about my lifestyle? Don’t braces mean a big adjustment?
Braces do require a bit of an adjustment. After all, you’ll have something that’s attached to your teeth all the time.
Some changes include:
- Dental hygiene, which can involve a few extra steps to keep your teeth and braces clean and healthy
- Diet because some foods just don’t mix with braces, including hard lollies, sticky caramels and crusty bread
- Some athletic activities, which might require a special mouthguard to protect your teeth and your lips
Are braces only for cosmetic purposes?
This is a common belief, but in fact, braces can have benefits that go far beyond your self-confidence. Benefits of braces include:
- Improved dental health
- Properly distributed bite pressure
- Easier-to-clean teeth
- Reduced pressure on the jaw joint
- Greater smile satisfaction
Dr. Hopkins can help you decide if orthodontics is the right choice for you.
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Brace Yourself: The Truth Behind Braces Myths
Embarking on a journey with braces can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Amidst the anticipation, however, a cloud of myths and misconceptions often hovers, causing unnecessary anxiety for those considering orthodontic treatment. In this post, we’ll debunk some common braces myths, unraveling the truth behind these misconceptions and shedding light on the realities of the orthodontic experience.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
How much do braces cost?
Are you considering getting braces, but wondering about the financial aspect of this orthodontic treatment? You’re not alone. The cost of braces can vary depending on several factors, and it’s essential to have a clear understanding of what to expect and how you can manage the cost.
Teeth Grinding – Can Braces Help?
Can Braces Help With Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding, scientifically known as bruxism, is a prevalent condition that can lead to significant dental problems if left unchecked. While there are various contributing factors to this condition, such as stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders, one potential solution lies in orthodontic treatment. Our Specialist Orthodontist Dr Anthony Hopkins understands the complexities of bruxism and offers insights into how orthodontics can alleviate this issue.
Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces
Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces
Congratulations on choosing Oasis Orthodontics for your braces treatment in Perth! Taking care of your braces is essential for a successful orthodontic journey. Dr. Hopkins, our Specialist Orthodontist, understands the challenges you may face and offers valuable tips to ensure proper care and maintenance. We will share Dr. Hopkins’ expert recommendations to help you maintain healthy braces throughout your orthodontic treatment below:
Your braces step by step guide: from braces on to braces off at Oasis Orthodontics
Braces Step 1: Initial Orthodontic Consultation
At Oasis Orthodontics in Perth, the journey of braces begins with an initial orthodontic consultation. Having an orthodontic consultation allows us to determine if braces are the right option for you and to develop a personalised treatment plan. The orthodontic consultation is approximately 60 minutes. You’ll get all the information you need including details about our interest free orthodontic finance plans. During your orthodontic consultation, you will meet with our experienced orthodontist and Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator who will assess your orthodontic condition and discuss your treatment goals. If you are attending our Kingsley practice and need to have orthodontic x-rays taken, we will give you a referral to have this done at a location near you before you attend your consultation. If you are visiting our Clarkson location, you can have your orthodontic x-ray taken on site within our practice. Please note, orthodontic x-ray normally include a Lat-Ceph and an OPG. These x-rays are different from the normal x-rays taken in a general dental office.
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