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Traditional Braces

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At Six Twelve Family Dental, we understand the desire for a perfectly aligned smile. If you’re ready to transform your smile, our experienced team is here to help you with traditional braces, a trusted orthodontic solution for decades.

A Time-Tested Way to Straighten Your Smile

Traditional braces, which have been used for years, can improve the function and appearance of misaligned or improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, these orthodontic appliances are now lighter, smaller, and less noticeable than ever before. They’re also more comfortable and affordable than in the past.

Getting Ready for Your Dental Treatment

Your journey with traditional braces begins with a consultation at our practice. We will take photos, discuss your bite, and understand your expectations. We’ll show you a model of the braces and discuss hygiene to ensure your comfort with the system. We will then take all the necessary records required for a thorough analysis, including a mould or digital scan of your mouth and the required X-rays for measurements.

We’ll review the treatment plan, cost, duration, and maintenance schedules at the second consultation. You’ll sign the treatment plan, which usually starts on this day.

girl at dentist with braces

Treatment Day: What to Anticipate

If you proceed with treatment, we’ll begin by bonding the brackets to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive and placing wires to move your teeth into position. We provide instructions on the appropriate diet for the first couple of days and discuss any possible discomfort or emergencies that may arise.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I need to wear braces?
The treatment duration is case-specific, but on average, it will be between 12 to 24 months.

Are these orthodontic appliances painful to wear or adjust?

With braces, a light but constant pressure is applied to move the teeth, which is the most effective method. While some pressure is to be expected, modern systems used in our clinic are designed to be comfortable and not overly painful.

What can I eat and drink while wearing braces?

You can still enjoy most of the foods you usually eat, but we recommend cutting harder or chewier items into more manageable bite sizes.
How do I properly clean and look after my appliances?
When your braces are fitted, we will provide thorough instructions on how to maintain your appliance. We usually recommend purchasing a water flosser to clean around the area. Depending on how well you maintain your oral hygiene at home, we may alter the frequency of your cleaning appointments.

Are there any advantages of traditional braces over clear aligners like Invisalign?

The most significant advantage of traditional braces is that they are bonded and fixed onto the teeth. This is particularly beneficial for patients who may not be confident about being compliant with a removable system like clear aligners.

Can I choose a more aesthetic option than metal braces?

We offer ceramic brackets as a more aesthetic alternative to metal braces. If you’re interested in this option, please discuss it with your dentist during your consultation.

Transform Your Smile Starting Today

Now is the perfect time to get started on improving your smile. Our experienced and gentle team at Six Twelve Family Dental is here to guide you every step of your dental journey. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Traditional Braces Hurlstone Park, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Ashbury NSW | (02) 9558 6656

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