Traditional Braces

These are the metal brackets that first come to mind when we talk about braces. They have always been quite effective, even for severe dental problems, but they were also quite intrusive; they were quite bulky in the mouth and could not really be hidden from sight.


Pros –

  • Reasonably Cost Effective
  • They perform well and effectively correct almost all orthodontic issues.
  • Only moderate upkeep, reasonably durable.
  • Reasonably fast acting.
  • Certain types of food cannot be eaten.
  • Some colour bands available.


Cons –

  • Initially painful, but this is common in orthodontics. The pain soon passes.
  • They cannot really be concealed.


Ceramic Braces

These are an improved version of traditional braces, but with colours that blend in with the teeth. Clear wires further help this blending in.

Pros –

  • As effective as traditional braces
  • Less noticeable than traditional braces.


Cons –

  • More expensive than traditional braces.
  • Prone to staining, with more thorough cleaning required.
  • Certain types of food cannot be eaten.


Lingual Braces

These are like traditional braces, but placed behind the teeth, facing the tongue.


  • Almost impossible for other to see.


  • More expensive
  • Difficult to maintain
  • Cannot be used for all types of orthodontic treatment. Not for severe problems
  • Initially more painful than other methods.
  • Require time consuming appointments.



These are a type of plastic mouthpiece than move teeth into place. A series of these mouthpieces is needed for full treatment, each being replaced after about two weeks. They are popular with adults.

Pros –

  • Largely unnoticeable.
  • Food and drink can be consumed as per normal



Cons –

  • Only suitable for minor or moderate dental problems
  • More expensive than other options.
  • The mouth piece can be easily lost.
  • Effective results may take some time.



Braces Dundas

For residents of Denistone, Ermington, Rydalmere, Telopea, Dundas and Oatlands Dentist on Victoria has a wide selection of dental and orthodontic options.

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