Gentle Braces & Orthodontics

Our in-house orthodontic team are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Our gentle approach to braces helps to minimise discomfort during your orthodontic treatment.

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Results That Make You Smile 

Our Gentle Braces team are passionate about helping you achieve the perfect smile. Orthodontics is our sole focus; we are experts in teeth straightening and creating beautiful smiles.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology to improve patient comfort and minimise the need to remove teeth. As the cost of braces differs from patient to patient, we recommend booking an initial consultation to find the right braces for your budget. 

What to Expect at Your Consultation

01 Consultation

At your first visit our orthodontist team we'll listen to your concerns, take you through a thorough examination and discuss whether braces are the best option for you.

02 Treatment Plan

At your second appointment we’ll take pre-treatment diagnostic 3D digital scans, photographs and X-rays of your teeth. These procedures are painless and will be used for diagnosis and treatment planning. 

03 Getting Your Braces

Your orthodontist will glue small metal brackets onto the front of each tooth then place a wire across the brackets to gently straighten the teeth. This process typically takes 40 to 60 minutes.

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Types of Braces

Traditional Braces

We use premium 3MTM mini-twin brackets that are smaller than most bracket systems. These tiny brackets are placed on the teeth and a series of wires are used to gently move teeth into place.

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces give the wearer a near-invisible way of straightening their teeth. We use 3M clarity brackets that are designed to resist staining and discolouration throughout treatment.

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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth and are completely hidden. Incognito braces are 100% customised with robotically bent wires, which means they are unique to every individual when they are fitted.

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Clear Aligners

Invisalign uses sets of clear aligners to move your teeth into place. The transparency and flexibility of Invisalign makes them especially popular among adults who would like a discreet treatment option.  

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Early Treatment

Early intervention can help prevent the need for orthodontic treatment later in life. This may involve removable plates, glued-in plates, anti-thumb sucking appliances, or partial braces to align the front teeth.

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What to Expect at Your Consultation

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Appointments take 45-60 minutes 


3D digital scans of your teeth, photographs & x-rays 


A digital simulation of your teeth showing them moving to their new positions


Additional appointments for fitting your braces

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of braces?

The main advantage of getting braces is having straight teeth for the rest of your life. Straight teeth are advantageous for many reasons, including better oral health and a more confident smile. Having straight teeth can improve your self-esteem and give you the confidence to smile in photos more. Braces also help to align your teeth which can enhance the shape of your face and are easier to keep clean than crooked or misaligned teeth. An aligned bite can also make chewing more comfortable and fix some speech impediments. 

What is the best age for braces?

The best age to get braces is usually between the ages of nine and fourteen. At this age range, all of your adult teeth have come in and your physical development is most receptive as your bones are still growing. In particular, the jawbone is still growing and isn’t fully formed yet. This makes it easier for braces to move the teeth into place. Another reason to get braces as a young adult is that it’s a common age to wear them. Many people get braces during their teenage years and the time will go very fast. Before you know it, you’ll be an adult with straight teeth and a beaming smile.  

Can adults get braces?

Yes, adults can get braces. However, if you have the option of getting braces as a teenager you should. While there is nothing wrong with getting braces as an adult, some adults don’t like the look of traditional braces. The process of getting braces is also slightly longer for adults. This is because your bones have stopped growing and it can take longer to move the teeth into place. If you don’t like the thought of having visible braces, Invisalign or clear braces make great alternatives. If you are interested in how much braces cost, book a consultation with our orthodontist today. 

What is the best toothbrush for braces?

Orthodontics can make brushing more difficult but it’s vital that you take care of your teeth when you have braces. Brush carefully between the brackets and wires with a good toothbrush twice a day. Electric toothbrushes with rounded heads are a great option for cleaning between brackets. If you don’t have an electric toothbrush, choose a regular brush with flexible bristles and a narrow neck. This will help to dislodge food from between the wires and infiltrate any small, hard-to-reach spots around your teeth. Choose a brush with soft bristles so that you’re not damaging any of the hardware on your teeth.