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Self-Ligating Braces Orthodontic Treatment Strathfield Sydney

Self-Ligating Brace System will result in more than just straight teeth. The system is a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires a removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space to create straight teeth formation. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat face profile. The result of the self-ligating brace system may create fuller smiles, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

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Our highly qualified dental team has a wealth of experience and knowledge in general, cosmetic, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and implant dentistry, skilled professionals who are committed to providing the utmost standard of care. You have a choice of six experienced dentists who will look after you at your disposal.

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Modern, beautiful surgery facility including latest state of art equipment required for surgical, implant procedures and complete dental treatment.

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Our dental service includes a complete dental examination and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between. We promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

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We understand the importance of your teeth both functionally and aesthetically and aim to create beautiful, healthy natural smiles that will last for your life.

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Self-Ligating Braces

What are Self-Ligating Braces?

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth in to place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

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Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces over Traditional Braces

  • Fewer appointments needed to apply braces or to make adjustments.
  • Increased comfort because of low-profile brackets and no ties
  • Efficient tooth movement for a shorter treatment time
  • High-tech archwire design and creation

Self-Ligating Braces Introduction

Please play the video below for the introduction of self-ligating braces.

Carriere® Self-Ligating Bracket System

Understand the process of attaching the Carriere Self-Ligating Bracket System.

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How Orthodontic Treatment Works?

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, the colour of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

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Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment, and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best age for orthodontic treatment?

It is usually said that children need to go under orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7, but this question does not have the same answer for every individual. Some conditions, like anterior cross bite, need to be treated regardless of age. For some conditions, it is better to wait until the age of 13. Also, some habits like mouth breathing and tongue thrust need early intervention.

The best age for treatments that affect the jaw growth, is 7 years old until the end of the growth which is between 11 to 13 in girls, and for boys it is between 13 to 15.

Can orthodontic treatment be successful after the age of 18?

Nowadays, age limitations for orthodontic treatments only exist in few cases. Fixed treatments and jaw growth is possible in any age. However, the treatment duration takes longer than usual.

What is serial tooth extraction?

This method was done in the past and is not very popular nowadays; the least harm is that the child would lose 2 of his/her permanent teeth.

Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatments?

Not only this is not necessary, but also in most cases it harms the chewing system in irreversible ways. Nowadays, we can make room for other teeth by widening the jaw arch.

Can an orthodontic treatment be a substitution for a corrective jaw surgery?

With the latest methods in orthodontics, there is a less need for jaw surgeries. Although in some severe cases, patients may be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon.

What is a gummy smile?

A condition that causes the patient’s gum to be seen while smiling, about two millimeters or more. The main reason is that the upper jaw has grown downward and the upper lip is too short.

Can an orthodontic treatment cause a gummy smile?

In case of a mismanagement, yes, it is possible.

Can a gummy smile be treated without surgery?

In mild cases, a gum surgery or small treatments are sufficient. For more severe cases, orthodontics treatments are necessary, and for even worse cases, a jaw surgery is needed. The important point is that if the problem is diagnosed early, it can be prevented.

Can an orthodontic treatment cause harm to jaw joints?

Although any kind of treatment can affect the joints, mistreatments, especially with tooth extractions, can harm the joints, permanently or temporarily.

One of the biggest advantages of our system is that it concentrates on joint health from the beginning.

Can orthodontic treatments treat jaw joint disorders?

In most cases, yes. However, considering complications in joint disorders and the impact of our neuromuscular system on joint health, not all patients respond the same to treatment.

Can orthodontic treatments cause tooth decay or gum diseases?

Although lack of hygiene during the treatment period can damage the teeth and gums, with proper hygiene this can be prevented.

Can oral habits in childhood cause tooth disorders? Are these habits treatable?

Yes. Especially mouth breathing and placing the tongue between teeth when swallowing.

There are tools and special methods for breaking these habits.

Can the growth of wisdom teeth cause disorders in the anterior teeth?

No. Wisdom teeth can cause problems for other teeth, but it has been proven that they cannot affect the anterior teeth.

An important point is that sometimes, when wisdom teeth are growing, we observe disorders in lower anterior teeth or upper ones. This is a result of jaw growth and is not related to wisdom teeth.

Lower jaw growth continues until age 15 for women and age 22 for men.

How long is the orthodontic treatment?

Although this question has different answers for different patients, most of our treatments take about 1 year to 2 years.

Can an orthodontic treatment treat bruxism and clenching?

In most cases, yes. But because these problems are unknown and complicated, not all patients respond well to the treatments.

What is invisible orthodontics? What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Invisible orthodontics consists of three types of treatments:

1. Invisible aligners like Invisalign:

In patients who have mild orthodontic problems, Invisalign comes in handy. This system consists of some removable aligners that has to be placed on teeth respectively – each for about two weeks, at least 20 hours each day – and they fix the teeth during this period.

2. Ceramic or transparent brackets

The main advantage of this method is that these brackets are transparent and cannot be seen. Their disadvantage is that they are fragile and bigger than metal brackets and they are harder to brush. These brackets are usually only used for upper anterior teeth in adults. But there are no differences in functionality between these and metal brackets.

3. Lingual brackets

Unlike normal brackets, these brackets are placed behind the teeth.

These brackets have 2 important weaknesses: patient’s tongue would not feel comfortable and treatment duration is longer.

After introducing systems like Invisalign, these brackets are less popular.

Is a small upper jaw treatable?

Until recently, the only method for treating a small upper jaw in adults was surgery, bur Dr. Steve Galella invented a method that had a huge impact on orthodontics, and now we are able to guide the upper jaw to its natural growth without any age limit.

What is unique in Controlled Arch System

Using this method, we now are able to:

Forget about the struggle of choosing between pulling out a tooth for orthodontics or not, because we no longer pull out a healthy tooth using this system.

Prevent gummy smile in your children and teenagers, or treat it in adults.

Treat or soothe most headaches and joint pains.

Treat many people with breathing or snoring disorders during sleep.

Treat or correct most jaw rotations without any surgery.

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Why Uplus Dental?

  • No Gap Dental for insurance or Affordable Checkup & Clean with OPG x-ray
  • 6 x dentists to choose from who focus on various areas of dentistry
  • All services provided by qualified dentists, not hygienist
  • Open 6 Days including Saturdays
  • 24-hour online booking service
  • Complimentary parking at the
  • Building or Strathfield Plaza
  • No weekend or public holiday surcharges
  • All major health funds accepted
  • Instant HICAPS health rebate claiming
  • Instant Children Dental Benefits CDBS claiming
  • Highly qualified and friendly dental team
  • ADA/AHPRA Accredited practitioners
  • All emergencies are given Priority
  • Pain relief provided
  • Specialists in treating anxious patients
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What They Say

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"The staff were absolutely amazing, very thorough and gentle, told me any work I needed but didn't push it on me, I will definitely go back."

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"Very pleasant and the dentist was very informative. Did a great job with the teeth whitening. Also squeezed in my son for a checkup and extraction."

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"I went for the first time today and I was extremely nervous as I had not been to a dentist in 4 years due to moving here from Ireland. They made me feel really comfortable and the dentist and dental nurse were very friendly and explained everything to me very well. I couldn't recommend this dentist enough. The receptionist also was very helpful and friendly. Waiting time was not long."

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"The Dentist did a good job, identified some filling issues and did the fillings on same day charging less money. The workplace was Neat & Tidy. All staff very polite and welcoming. Overall a nice Experience."