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Find Out if Orthodontics Are the Right Option for You

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that covers tooth alignment and dental improvement. With the help of orthodontic treatments, people can solve a number of dental problems while also improving their smiles.

When the teeth are misaligned, it can cause problems with chewing, speaking, and other dental issues. In addition to correcting the alignment of the teeth, other orthodontic treatments can improve the strength of the teeth and the gums, and can also improve bite position.

Orthodontic treatments include braces, retainers, and Invisible aligners. While braces can be a great choice for the majority of people, certain orthodontic treatments may be better for particular problems

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What Does The Orthodontist Do When You Get Braces?

Your orthodontist will explain every detail of the brace treatment with you during the initial consultation. This will help you to remain comfortable and calm while going through the braces procedure. It will take around one hour normally and, in certain complex cases, much more.

Once you get your braces, you will have to schedule re-visits to ensure that it works properly. This depends mainly on the stage of your brace treatment and your specific needs. Normally, patients will have to visit their orthodontist once every 5 to 8 weeks. However, this may vary for each patient. Regularly scheduled appointments with your orthodontist are essential for proper monitoring to review the progress of the treatment. It’ll also help them to make the necessary adjustments ahead of time.


Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

What's The Average Cost Of Braces And Invisible Aligners In Perth?

You will find that there are different types of braces that you can choose from. However, based on the choice of your brace and the place where you stay, the price for the treatment varies.

In Australia, the orthodontic treatment costs vary from state to state. Let's look at the average cost of getting your braces and Invisalign and done in Perth.

  • Cost for metallic braces: 

For children, it ranges from $4000 – $8500. As for adults, the metallic braces cost between $4000 – $9300.

  • Cost for ceramic braces: 

Due to the longer treatment time and materials used, the ceramic braces cost ranges from $5000 – $10000.

  • Cost for lingual braces: 

Lingual braces will require more frequent appointments for check-up and adjustments procedures. A single row of lingual braces costs up to $7000, and opting for both rows will go up to $14,500. 

  • Cost for ceramic braces: 

Getting Invisalign requires a starting cost of $4000 and can go up to $9300 for complex cases.

What Affects The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment?

Two main factors that affect the cost of your orthodontic treatment are:

  • The length of your treatment:

Treatment time varies for each patient. Patients having complex problems will require more treatment time and complex procedures. This will result in an increase in cost over some time. 

  • The type of your treatment:

Metal braces are the cheapest option available. Other treatments like lingual braces, Invisalign, and so on are expensive procedures.

This example is a guide only. Your personal situation should be discussed with your dentist.

How Long Does It Take An Orthodontist To Remove Braces?

Orthodontic treatment for fixed braces takes around 18 - 24 months in total. When it comes to normal braces treatment that is not too severe, you can remove them within 12 months.

As for Invisalign treatment, on average, it takes around 12 to 15 months. However, the time frame varies for each individual. It takes only about six months in certain cases, whereas, for some complex cases, it can go up to two years.

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