Conventional Metal Brackets.

A tried-and-true method ‌for‌ ‌decades

Most people associate orthodontic treatment with conventional braces. It's a classic choice! But here's the great news - today's technology and design allow conventional braces to be lighter, more comfortable, and smaller than ever before.

How do conventional braces work?

Conventional‌ ‌braces use metal brackets bonded to the front of each tooth and anchored together with an archwire. Archwires have been designed with shape memory to apply gentle pressure throughout the duration of treatment.

You can choose different coloured elastics (o-rings) during every appointment, making traditional braces so much fun to wear. These elastics are placed around each bracket to secure the archwire in place.

 How do conventional braces work?

How long does treatment with conventional braces take?

This depends on your orthodontic requirements, and every case is different; however, it typically takes 12 to 24 months to complete your treatment with traditional braces.

 How long does treatment with conventional braces take?

Who are conventional braces for?

All patients, from children to adults, are eligible for conventional braces. Despite the increasing popularity of other orthodontic treatments, conventional braces continue to be an effective treatment option, especially for more complex cases.

 Who are conventional braces for?

Types of conventional braces

Metal brackets: Traditional conventional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires. However, the brackets have taken on a much smaller size, making them less noticeable and more comfortable.

Ceramic brackets: These conventional braces use ceramic brackets which blend in with the colour of your teeth. Their aesthetic appeal makes them a popular choice.

Self-litigating braces: These types of braces use a sliding mechanism on the brackets, meaning they can respond proactively as your teeth move.

 Types of conventional braces

How do self-ligating braces work?

Self-ligating braces make use of the bracket-and-archwire system. Brackets are fitted to the surface of your teeth and an archwire slots straight into them instead of needing elastics to hold it in place.

However the brackets have a sliding mechanism, meaning the archwire can respond as your teeth move. As a result, self-ligating braces can straighten your teeth more efficiently and comfortably.

 How do self-ligating braces work?

How long does self-ligating braces treatment take?

Every orthodontic case is different. But the most common time range for self-ligating braces is 12 to 24 months. You can expect self-ligating braces to work a bit faster than traditional brackets.

 How long does self-ligating braces treatment take?

Who are self-ligating braces for?

Self-ligating braces are ideal for most orthodontic situations. They require fewer visits to our practice, so they're a good choice for busy individuals and families on the go. Find out if this treatment option suits your smile needs by booking a free appointment with us in Pymble.

 Who are self-ligating braces for?

Transform your smile with traditional braces

Old but gold - that's what traditional metal braces are all about. Send us a message if you want conventional braces for your treatment and let us create a bespoke plan tailored to your needs.

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 Transform your smile with traditional braces

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You don’t need a referral to have an appointment with us. Here at Pymble Orthodontics, we offer two types of consultations - a free Invisalign® assessment and a full orthodontic consultation - so you can find out exactly how you can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

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