Braces & Appliances

Orthodontic Braces & Appliances

There are many different types of appliance and braces options to help achieve a beautiful,straight smile.

Appliance therapy is a vital part of early intervention treatment, during orthodontic treatment and for maintaining your smile after treatment.

Braces technology has vastly improved over the years with current generation brackets being quite small and more comfortable..

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Types of Orthodontic Appliances

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There are many types of orthodontic appliances utislised in orthodontics including:

  • Expanders - these help widen a narrow upper jaw by aplying gentle pressure to the upper molars.
  • Growth modification devices - these help encourage growth of the jaws.
  • Parafunction devices - these help stop parafunctional habits such as digit sucking.

Types of braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are a great option for most young patients. As a bonus, they straighten your teeth, improve your smile, help you look your best and boost your confidence..

They are compact (smaller and flatter), affordable and can be decorated with every coloured modules.

You can straighten your teeth, improve your smile, look your best, feel good and NOT BREAK THE BANK.

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Ceramic/Clear Braces

Next generation ceramic brackets are revolutionary as they are small, strong, comfortable and discreet.

Made from a ceramic material, they can blend in more with your natural tooth colour providing a more attractive alternative to traditional metal braces.

They are designed to be stain resistant so you won’t suffer the embarrassment of discoloured braces.

They do not stain the surface of the teeth, leaving you with a beautifully bright smile after the treatment has ended.

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Dr Carolyn's Pro-Tip: Braces/Treatment Options

Dr. Carolyn offers the full range of treatment options available for her patients so they can choose a treatment modality that can straighten their teeth discreetly and effectively, as well as making them feel comfortable and wanting to smile.

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Clear Aligners/Invisalign
  • Lingual/Hidden Braces
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The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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About Us

Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.