Avondale Dental Centre
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Am I a Candidate for Braces?

July 17, 2021
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Posted By: Avondale Dental Centre
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At Avondale Dental Centre, we offer orthodontics for patients of all ages, including children. Our options for orthodontics in Avondale, Auckland include:

  • Traditional braces
  • Invisalign
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Children’s orthodontics
  • Orthodontics for teens
  • Retainers

Learning Whether You’re a Candidate for Braces

Braces, also called traditional braces or traditional orthodontics, consist of brackets and guidewires. Your dentist attaches the brackets to your teeth, and the guidewires run through these brackets. Periodically, you visit our dental clinic for adjustments to your wires. This method brings your teeth in line slowly and safely.

To learn whether you’re a candidate for braces (or Invisalign), we encourage you to arrange a consultation in our dental clinic. During this initial meeting, your dentist chats with you about your goals for your smile and provides an exam—x-rays if needed—to determine which orthodontic option best fits your needs. Your dentist will let you know how long you’ll have to undergo treatment. Typically, orthodontics lasts for several months or up to two years.

In many cases, traditional braces are recommended if you have moderate to severe orthodontic issues.

Issues that Braces in Avondale Can Correct

Braces can correct the following orthodontic issues:

  • Twisted, crooked, and overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps or spacing issues between teeth
  • Bite issues, including overbite

Besides fixing cosmetic issues, braces may also improve oral health by reducing tooth wear and tear through an aligned bite. It is also easier to brush and floss straight teeth and clear away debris more efficiently, which can mean fewer cavities and oral health issues in the future. And straight teeth that do not overlap offer fewer places for bacteria and tartar to collect.

For Braces Near Me, We Welcome Your Call

If you’re ready to learn whether braces or Invisalign is right for your smile goals, we encourage you to reach out to a team member today.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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