FAQ about Traditional Metal or Clear Braces

What age groups can benefit from Traditional Metal or Clear Braces?

Age is not a factor, these appliances can be worn by anyone not overly concerned about showing their appliances during treatment. This treatment is most popular with young children because of the slightly lower fees and the choice of colours for the bracket bands (like the colours of their school or favourite sporting club).

How long is the treatment?

This can only be determined by the orthodontist, based on the complexity of the problem. Usually it takes between 6 to 24 months.

How often will I need to visit the orthodontist during treatment?

Since the advent of high technology appliances, patients need only come in once every 4-10 weeks.

Does it hurt?

You may experience discomfort for the first several days when the appliances are fitted and possibly for a couple of days after the adjustments. Orthodontic wax, over-the-counter pain relief tablets and a soft diet will help through this period.

Is it difficult to clean my teeth with the braces?

More time and care are required while wearing any type of braces. Patients will be given specific instructions when their appliances are fitted.

Will my teeth move after the braces are removed?

You will receive a personal retention plan to help you protect your beautiful smile!

Is Dr Wong experienced in other types of treatment?

Most certainly! He is experienced in all types of orthodontic appliances and has even invented a couple of his own for specific types of patients.

Is it for me?

YES! Call to schedule a consultation and detailed analysis of your smile and its future!

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email below, or call to schedule a consultation: 07 5524-8400