Braces

At Markham Street Dental, we offer both tooth-coloured and metal braces to straighten teeth, enhance your smile aesthetics and improve alignment.

Dr Joseph Nyepetsi and his team like to see patients who are happy with their smiles and patients who have improved oral health following braces in Armidale, NSW.

If your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, or if you’re concerned about the state of your child’s smile, we encourage you to schedule a braces exam in Armidale, NSW.

Dr Nyepetsi will examine your smile, take digital x-rays and speak with you about the possibility of braces to correct your teeth or your child’s teeth.

Braces Options in Armidale, NSW

Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are good candidates for braces, but Dr Nyepetsi will make the final determination based on your exam. In some cases, he can provide pre-braces treatments to help you qualify for tooth-coloured or metal braces if you have a dental issue posing a barrier.

Tooth-coloured braces are designed to be more discrete, but metal braces may be the sturdier option. Dr Nyepetsi may make a recommendation based on your lifestyle as well, but ultimately, the decision is yours.

In any case, braces are a great option to correct crooked teeth and smile misalignment.

The Benefits of Braces

Braces in Armidale, NSW are designed to fix the following issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite—upper teeth jutting over lower teeth
  • Underbite—lower teeth jutting over upper teeth
  • Crossbite—top and bottom teeth not lining up

Aside from aesthetics, when your bite is not aligned, it can cause wear on your tooth enamel, cavities, and eventually breakage. An aligned smile is also easier to care for and clean. There are no more nooks for bacteria to collect or overlapping areas that your toothbrush and dental floss can’t reach.

How Braces in Armidale, NSW Work

Whether you go with tooth-coloured or metal braces, the therapy is the same. Dr Nyepetsi relies on a series of brackets attached to your teeth. Wires (either tooth-coloured or metal) are stretched across these brackets. Periodically, you visit your Armidale, NSW dental clinic for tightening appointments. Dr Nyepetsi will also check in with you to make sure your teeth are lining up on schedule. He’ll make adjustments if there is an issue.

Following your therapy, Dr Nyepetsi fits you with a custom retainer to make sure your teeth remain in their new positions. Your Armidale, NSW dentist or a member of his team will tell you how often to wear your retainer and provide all aftercare instructions.

Are You Looking for a Straighter Smile?

If you would like to discuss braces with Dr Nyepetsi, we welcome your call to book an exam.

We proudly serve patients throughout the CBD, Armidale, Kentucky Walcha, Uralla and all surrounding locations.