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Traditional Braces

close up of laides mouth with traditional braces

Traditional Braces Carramar

Conventional orthodontics come in traditional and ceramic designs, making your teeth straightening experience one-of-a-kind.

Since traditional braces use a bracket and wire system, they’re excellent for correcting a variety of tooth misalignment needs, ranging from mild to more severe. Each bracket is bonded at a specific point on a tooth, making tooth movement effective and predictable.

Cosmetic Braces Options

While most people are familiar with traditional metal braces, there are also tooth- coloured options available. These brackets are made of ceramic so that they blend in with your smile. Even the wires are crafted out of white materials instead of silver. Although you can still see them up close, cosmetic braces are less likely to be noticeable during casual conversations or social settings. They’re great for adults and teens.

Advantages of Having Straighter Teeth

Properly aligned teeth can chew more efficiently and are less likely to wear down prematurely. Managing issues such as crowding or gaps makes it easier to brush and floss effectively, lowering your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

Plus, there’s something to be said for the cosmetic advantages of having straighter teeth! When you feel great about the way your smile looks, you’ll be able to show it off everywhere you go.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age requirements for traditional braces?

Traditional braces are great for all ages, starting with children as young as 7 or 8 and extending through late adulthood.

How much does teeth straightening cost?

Each orthodontic case we treat will receive a complimentary cost assessment at the time of evaluation. Teeth straightening costs depend on the duration of treatment, type of orthodontic system used and any supplementary dental benefits available.

At what age should my child be evaluated?

Orthodontic experts recommend an evaluation on all children by the time they turn 7.

Which foods should I avoid during orthodontic treatment?

Hard, sticky or crunchy foods like nuts, ice or taffy are all off-limits. They can easily pull or pop off your orthodontic appliances. For firmer foods like meat or bread, cut or tear them into smaller pieces.

How can I keep my braces clean?

It’s important to use the right oral hygiene aids to prevent plaque from collecting around your braces. An electric toothbrush, water flosser and proxy-brush (tufted brush that can reach under your orthodontic wire) are all useful.

How often will I need to schedule appointments?

Most traditional teeth straightening treatments require a brief (15-20 minute) visit every 6-8 weeks. You’ll still want to book a scale and clean at least every six months in addition to your orthodontic therapy.

How long will I need to wear braces?

Traditional braces are an efficient way to straighten your teeth. Depending on your situation and the complexity of your case, treatment can be completed in under a year or may take as long as two. We can give you an estimate at the time of your exam.

Take That First Step Towards a Straighter Smile

Contact us to request a consultation for traditional or ceramic braces Carramar.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Traditional Braces Carramar, Tapping, Banksia Grove, Joondalup WA | (08) 9405 2225