In this day and age, a beautifully-straight smile is priceless. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with straight teeth. Crooked teeth can have a huge impact on personal and professional success – impacting self-esteem, communication, and connection with others.

When are braces needed?

If your smile is less-than-perfect, braces may be the answer. You might consider getting braces if you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • An overbite, underbite, or crossbite
  • An incorrectly-positioned jaw
  • Facial asymmetry

Whether you’re wanting to correct a structural issue or considering braces for purely cosmetic reasons, braces can not only straighten your teeth but also improve your overall oral health for years to come (because straight teeth are much easier to keep clean!).

What age can I get braces?

Braces are effective for preteens, teens, and adults – it’s never too late to achieve straight teeth!

We recommend orthodontic screening for all children by the age of 9 to assess the need for braces. Younger children with poor oral habits might need earlier treatment with different devices to prevent the incorrect development of the teeth and jaws.

Treatment options

When it comes to teeth straightening, there are lots of treatment options available. We offer:

Removable appliances

Often used in preparation for fixed braces, removable appliances gently alter the growth of your child’s jaw so the jaw and surrounding muscles are ideally positional for optimal oral health and appearance. In some cases, removable appliances can eliminate the need for additional orthodontic intervention.

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most popular treatment for children and even adults. They’re cheaper and less prone to expensive breakages – providing a good option for teenagers who want to keep eating everything while having braces! The good news is modern brackets are much smaller and more comfortable than they used to be. New flexible Ni-Ti archwires also help move your teeth a lot more gently and effectively than in the past.

Tooth-coloured braces

For adults who want straight teeth but are conscious of having a metal mouth, these innovative braces simply use tooth-coloured or clear brackets to blend in to the teeth. We can also use tooth-coloured wires to be even less noticeable. The old days of ‘metal mouth’ braces are definitely over!


A cosmetic alternative to fixed braces, Invisalign is a great option for adults who want straight teeth but are conscious of the appearance of traditional braces. Using innovative SMARTForce Technology, Invisalign is a series of custom-made removable aligners made specifically for you. Using virtually-invisible plastic aligners, your teeth will gradually move to the ideal position, giving you a beautiful, straight smile.


A simple and effective cosmetic system, Cfast uses tooth-coloured brackets designed to straighten the front teeth of adults. Often chosen for its fast results and subtle appearance, Cfast can make a significant improvement to your smile in 4 – 6 months.


A innovative modern advancement, Myobrace treatment uses a variety of appliances which correct habits that cause poor dental development, plus provide light forces to straighten the teeth into the correct position. Used for children from 4 – 12 years old, Myobrace does not involve wearing traditional braces or dental appliances 24 hours a day. Instead, your children wear their Myobrace appliance for 1 – 2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping, and complete a series of myofunctional exercises each day.

Orthodontic treatment

For complex cases or if different treatment options are required, we will happily refer you to orthodontists we know and trust.

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