Step into SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, your trusted local dental clinic for outstanding dental services.
Offering a variety of braces services, including Metal, Ceramic, Coloured, and Self-ligating Braces, we provide solutions that are tailored to you. SmileWorks Dental Ballarat is dedicated to improving smiles and overall health and well-being, providing a holistic dental experience.
Your comfort, health, and smile satisfaction are our utmost priorities.
During the initial braces consultation, a comprehensive oral examination is conducted to assess the patient’s dental needs, including X-rays, photographs, and impressions.
The patient’s dentist in Ballarat will discuss the best braces suitable for their situation, such as traditional or more modern dental treatment options. This will include details about the treatment duration, braces cost, online consultation, initial consultation fee, payment plans, and correcting deep bites or crooked teeth.
The patient can also ask questions or express any concerns about the procedure. This allows the dentist to provide a tailored treatment plan and ensure the patient is comfortable with the procedure.
Adjustments to braces treatments must be made at regular intervals, typically every 4 to 6 weeks, to ensure the desired results are achieved.
Your dentist and the dental team at Smileworks Dental in Ballarat will happily book you for braces adjustments. During these appointments, the dentists will assess the progress of your braces and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your teeth are moving in the right direction. We will also check your facial profile and teeth alignment to ensure the best possible outcome.
The dental team use various methods to achieve straight teeth, including traditional braces, clear braces, and Invisalign. With regular braces adjustments, you can be sure your teeth will be moved into the desired position, and your smile will look its best.
Applying pressure to shift teeth into the desired position can cause discomfort or pain, particularly after initial fitting or adjustments. This may be a common concern for many people undergoing treatment to create a beautiful smile with a functional bite, such as those with uneven teeth looking to achieve straighter teeth.
Fortunately, over-the-counter pain relief can usually manage, and wax can reduce irritation from the braces’ brackets or wires. Ultimately, this treatment can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Cleaning teeth while wearing braces requires extra care and attention. It is important to brush after every meal to remove food particles that can get stuck in the braces.
An ideal smile can be achieved with a holistic approach that includes the following:
Movement of teeth is a natural process, but it can cause trauma to teeth and uneven teeth if not done properly. Therefore, taking extra care when cleaning teeth while wearing braces is important to ensure they remain healthy and achieve the desired results.
Certain types of food may need to be avoided while wearing braces to prevent damage to the braces and ensure successful treatment. Foods such as popcorn, chewy lollies, hard bread rolls, and nuts should be avoided, as they can damage the braces.
Patients should also limit sugary and acidic foods or drinks to prevent tooth decay. Patients should consult the dentist to determine a specific list of foods to avoid, as dental treatments may require different maintenance.
Generally, it is recommended to wear a retainer full-time for the first few months after braces are removed, like a bridge between the old and new, before transitioning to nighttime wear. This is to ensure the stability of the new smile and that the teeth remain in their new position.
With technological advances, using video tooth scanners and teeth extraction can help reduce braces treatment duration. This can be especially beneficial for adults, as well as children, who are looking for faster treatment. Conventional braces and self-ligating braces are among the options available to maintain the health of teeth and natural teeth alignment.
By following the dentist’s instructions and wearing the retainer as recommended, the long-term stability of the new smile can be maintained.