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Reliable orthodontic results

Orthodontic treatment involves moving teeth into a position that is better for appearance, the way your teeth mesh together when you bite, and for your overall oral health. As the forces used to move teeth are gradual, orthodontic treatment can take many months to reach the end result. The smile that you achieve at the end is worth the wait and will last.


Why choose fixed braces at Time Dental?

At Time Dental, we offer a variety of fixed braces to create the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. Fixed braces are a time-tested and highly effective orthodontic treatment that can address a wide range of orthodontic concerns, from minor misalignment to complex bite issues.

Metal braces

These consist of metal brackets that are attached to the front surface of the teeth and thin metal wires held in place with elastics. Brackets are now generally smaller than they once were, and they can also be customised with coloured elastics.

Clear braces

A more discreet option, clear braces use a clear, plastic brackets in place of metal ones and tooth-coloured wires instead of plain metal. This option is perfect for adults and teens alike who need to have braces but are worried about how they look.

Incognito™ Braces

Incognito braces represent the ultimate in discreet orthodontic treatment. These innovative braces are placed on the backside of your teeth, completely hidden from view. They offer the same effectiveness as traditional braces but with maximum discretion.

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Benefits of fixed braces

The benefits of teeth straightening are numerous. Bite issues, such as an overbite or underbite, can cause jaw problems and tooth wear. Orthodontics can realign the jaw as well as correct the position of teeth.

When teeth overlap, it creates spaces where plaque and tartar can develop. These places are hard to reach when cleaning which makes gum disease more likely to be a problem. Straightening the teeth reduces the chance of tartar building and can help keep your mouth bacteria-free.  

Having crooked teeth or gaps in your smile can make you feel a little self-conscious. A straight smile is instantly noticeable and often what people aspire to the most when deciding to have cosmetic treatment.

  • Effective for a wide range of cases: Fixed braces can address a variety of orthodontic issues, from minor crowding to complex bite problems.
  • Predictable results: Fixed braces offer predictable and long-lasting results.
  • Durable: Fixed braces are very durable and require minimal maintenance.
  • Improved oral health: Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Considering fixed braces?

Our experienced team will be happy to discuss your specific needs and recommend the best type of fixed braces for you. It is possible to spread the cost of braces with our 0% finance option, subject to suitability.

Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a straighter, healthier smile!

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Frequently asked questions

How long does fixed orthodontic treatment typically take?

Fixed orthodontic treatment duration varies depending on the severity of the misalignment and individual patient factors. On average, treatment can last anywhere from 12 months to 36 months. We will provide a personalised estimate during your initial consultation.

Are fixed braces uncomfortable to wear?

Initially, patients may experience some discomfort or soreness after getting their braces adjusted. However, this discomfort typically subsides within a few days as your mouth adjusts to the pressure. Over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can help alleviate any discomfort during this adjustment period.

Can I still eat my favourite foods with fixed braces?

While you may need to make some adjustments to your diet to avoid damaging your braces, you can still enjoy most of your favourite foods. It’s best to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the brackets or wires. We can provide a list of foods to avoid and offer tips for maintaining good oral hygiene during treatment.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist for adjustments?

Typically, patients with fixed braces need to visit every 4 to 8 weeks for adjustments. During these appointments, we will tighten the wires or make other necessary adjustments to ensure your teeth are progressing according to plan.

Will I need to wear retainers after my fixed orthodontic treatment?

Yes, wearing retainers after fixed orthodontic treatment is essential to maintain the results and prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. We will provide detailed instructions on how often to wear your retainers to ensure long-term success.

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