LifeCare Dental

Perth City

9221 2777


9409 3619


Are your teeth crooked or misaligned? Find out how braces could help

Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a perfectly aligned set of teeth.

Dental braces are devices that orthodontists prescribe for dealing with situations requiring straightening or re-aligning of teeth.

The objective of dental braces is therefore not only to help align teeth in relation to a patient’s “bite”, but to also address issues related to improved oral care.

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When would you need dental braces?

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crowded teeth (which may happen during the emergence of wisdom teeth and wisdom teeth removal complications)
  • Under bites and Overbites
  • Incorrectly positioned jaws
  • Repositioning teeth in advance of implants, bridgework, crowns, or veneers.

Different Types of Braces

Metal Braces

These are the most commonly used braces, usually constructed of high-grade stainless steel, and fitted to the front of the teeth

Clear Ceramic Braces

Made of clear ceramic material, these braces too are worn in the front of the teeth. However, they are less visible since they blend with the teeth. They are more delicate than steel braces, and can get damaged or break more easily

Lingual (concealed) Braces

Similar to their traditional metal cousins, these braces are fitted behind the teeth. That’s why they are often referred to as “incognito” braces

Invisible Braces

These braces are built as a series of removable, customised clear “trays”, called aligners, that help address spacing problems

While the above list in representative of the main reasons why dental braces might be prescribed by an orthodontist or your dentist, ignoring treatment (or the use of braces) could lead to other health issues such as gum diseases, tooth decay, ear aches and headaches.

To avoid many of these problems, dental care professionals advise the use of braces (or other orthodontic treatments) earlier on in life. While braces are common at the age of 5, some treatments may require the use of braces for children at the tender age of 2.

The use of braces in adults may start at any age, but the rule of thumb is to commence their use as soon as an issue is detected. Generally speaking, the earlier the need for braces is determined (and commenced), the shorter and less costly the treatment can be.

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Additionally, LifeCare Dental does not accept liability to any person for the information or advice provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference. Content has been prepared for Western Australian residents and wider Australian audiences, and was accurate at the time of publication. Readers should note that, over time, currency and completeness of the information may change. All users are urged to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't have all the required information to complete a form?

If you do not have all the required information such as a Medicare card number, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

What if I don't know how to get the information I need?

If you're unsure how to get the information you need to complete the form, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) or 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

Why can’t I submit my form?

There may be outstanding required fields that you need to answer before submitting your form. You should see each field that requires an answer in a red box at the bottom of your form. Once you have answered all fields, if a signature is required, you must sign your signature electronically using your mouse or fingers in the box provided.

If you are still unable to complete the form, you can fill out the form on paper at the clinic before your appointment.

I’ve already submitted this form, do I need to do it again?

If you have already submitted this form to your practice, you do not need to complete the form again. If you're unsure whether the practice received your form submission, we suggest contacting the practice directly by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) to ask them directly.

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9221 2777 (Perth City)
9409 3619 (Kingsway)