Dental braces are orthodontic appliances used for crooked and misaligned teeth. The main function of braces is to treat crooked teeth and to re-align the teeth for a beautifully straight smile.
How do braces work?
Dental braces work by placing the ideal amount of pressure on affected teeth to move them into their respective correct positions. Every 4 to 6 weeks, a patient visits the orthodontist to adjust the brackets with the help of elastic bands. Adjustment is imperative as it moves the teeth slightly to their desired position. The treatment ends once the teeth are in their proper positions.
How much do braces cost in Australia?
The cost of braces in Australia depends on the type of brace used, the type and extent of the alignment required, and the duration of treatment.
On average, the cost of dental braces in Australia is between $3,500 and $8,500 for a standard 1.5 years treatment.
Traditional braces made from metal brackets and elastic bands may cost up to $8,000. Other types of braces are more expensive. For instance, lingual braces may start at $7,500 for a single arch and up to $12,500 for a complete, full arch treatment. Clear braces typically cost more, with cost averaging between $2,000 and $9,000.
Patients need to realise that the cost of braces does not have an effect on its efficacy and performance. The type of braces or teeth alignment solution goes down to personal preference or recommendation from the orthodontist.
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