Braces Dentist In Melbourne

In the realm of orthodontics, Sunshine Dental Group stands at the forefront, offering suitable solutions for people of all ages who seek to transform their smiles. Today’s orthodontic designs have come a long way, becoming more discreet and comfortable. These advancements make orthodontic treatment suitable for both adults and children.

At Sunshine Dental Group, we offer various braces, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your lifestyle and appearance preferences. Our metal braces remain a reliable and effective choice for those who appreciate the time-tested method of achieving a perfectly aligned smile. In contrast, our ceramic braces offer a more discreet alternative for those seeking a subtle, less noticeable orthodontic solution.

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Do I need braces?

After a proper clinical exam, x-rays and teeth impressions a dentist can determined if braces are a good choice for you. Only then can a proper treatment plan be developed.

Orthodontic treatment could be good for you if you feel to be a match with any of the following:

  • Upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth. Commonly called “buck teeth” or overbite.
  • Lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back. Commonly called “underbite” by the public.
  • Upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth. Commonly called “crossbite”.
  • Center of your upper frontal teeth does not align with the center of your lower front teeth. Better known as “bite disarray”.
  • Teeth do not reach to fill up the buccal cavity or are missing causing gaps between the teeth.
  • A small dental ridge cannot accommodate the teeth delivering an appearance of too crowded.

Fixed braces are worn 24/7. Only your orthodontist dentist can remove fixed braces.

Why Choose Our Teeth Straightening Melbourne Solutions

Comprehensive Wellness Focus

Our practice prioritises your overall health, recognising that oral health extends beyond just your teeth. We acknowledge the broader impact of oral anatomy and tooth alignment on your well-being. Our holistic approach involves identifying and addressing the underlying causes of orthodontic issues in collaboration with medical professionals.

Improving Breathing and Airway Health

Breathing difficulties and airway blockages are often linked to orthodontic concerns. By optimising your bite alignment and addressing breathing patterns, we aim to enhance overall breathing and airway health.

Enhanced Sleep Quality

Addressing breathing issues and airway blockages can lead to improved sleep quality. When you optimise your breathing, you’re more likely to experience restful, uninterrupted sleep, which is vital for overall health and vitality.

Positive Impact on Brain Oxygenation

Proper breathing improves brain oxygenation, enhancing cognitive performance and overall mental well-being. When the brain receives sufficient oxygen, it functions optimally, supporting mental clarity and focus.

Benefits for Children

By addressing breathing issues early on, we can help children improve focus, maintain higher energy levels, and support their academic and physical development. This holistic approach benefits not only their dental health but also their overall well-being.

Types of Braces

Several types of fixed braces are available.

  • Traditional braces (the most commonly needed orthodontic appliance)
  • Conventional braces (the type that most people think of) require elastic or metal ties to hold the archwire.
  • Self-ligating braces (the type our dentists recommend most often) do not require elastic or metal ties. Self-ligating braces create proper tooth alignment faster, more comfortably, and with fewer adjustments (and office visits) than conventional braces.
  • Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional braces because they tend to blend with the wearer’s natural tooth colour. They are similar to conventional braces, but because they are made from porcelain, they are more expensive and susceptible to damage.

Procedure We Follow

First, you will have a free initial consultation with our highly experienced orthodontic-trained dentists. He will determine your teeth straightening goals and establish whether you are a candidate for this method. To decide if you are a candidate, our staff will take x-rays and pictures and make impressions of your teeth for models. If you are established as a candidate for braces, these x-rays, pictures, and impressions will be utilised to create your exact treatment course, showing exact teeth movements throughout the process.

Why Choose Sunshine Dental Group for Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Here’s why you should consider us for your orthodontic treatment:

Comprehensive Wellness Focus

Our commitment to your health extends beyond your teeth. We understand that oral anatomy and tooth crowding can impact broader aspects of your well-being. Our holistic approach involves identifying and managing the root causes of orthodontic issues in collaboration with medical practitioners.

Improving Breathing and Airway Health

Breathing issues and airway blockages are often interrelated with orthodontic concerns. By enhancing your bite alignment and breathing, we contribute to better breathing patterns and airway health.

Enhanced Sleep Quality

A significant benefit of addressing breathing issues and airway blockage is improved sleep quality. When your breathing is optimised, you are more likely to experience restful, uninterrupted sleep. Quality sleep is essential for overall health and vitality.

Positive Impact on Brain Oxygenation

Proper breathing leads to better brain oxygenation. When your brain receives the oxygen it needs, it functions optimally, contributing to improved cognitive performance and overall mental well-being.

Benefits for Children

We understand the profound impact of orthodontic care on children’s lives. Addressing breathing issues, we help children focus better on school and maintain higher energy levels. This not only benefits their dental health but also their academic and physical development.

The Cost of Braces: Understanding the Factors

Orthodontic treatment can be a life-changing investment in your oral health and confidence, but the cost of braces can vary depending on several key factors. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of what influences the price of orthodontic treatment:

Orthodontic Conditions

The complexity of the Issue: The severity of your orthodontic condition plays a significant role in determining the cost of your braces. More complex cases that require extensive realignment or the correction of multiple issues may involve longer treatment times and additional materials, which can drive up the cost.

Brace Type

Traditional Metal Braces: These are often the most cost-effective option. They have a proven track record and can effectively treat many orthodontic issues. The cost may vary based on factors like customisation with coloured bands.

Ceramic Braces: These braces are more discreet and tend to cost slightly more than traditional metal braces due to the aesthetic appeal of tooth-coloured or clear materials.

Clear Aligners: Clear aligner systems like Invisalign are typically more expensive than traditional braces. They offer a nearly invisible and removable option but often require more advanced technology and expertise for customisation.

Lingual Braces: These braces are placed on the back of your teeth, are one of the most discreet options available. However, they tend to be the most expensive because of their complexity and customisation.

Dental Professional’s Experience

Expertise: The experience and reputation of your dentist can influence the cost. Highly skilled dentists with a track record of successful treatments may charge more for their services.

Location: Orthodontic treatment costs can also vary based on your location. Urban areas usually cost more to live in, and that can make orthodontic treatment more expensive.

Teeth Straightening in Melbourne – What Are My Options?


Traditional Braces

At Sunshine Dental Group, we offer traditional braces, a time-tested method for straightening teeth. These braces use durable metal brackets and wires to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. Despite their classic design, traditional braces remain highly effective in achieving desired results over time.

Conventional Braces

Conventional Braces

Our conventional braces are like traditional braces but may incorporate modern advancements for improved comfort and efficiency. With customisable options, we ensure that your braces treatment is tailored to your needs, providing optimal results while minimising discomfort.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

Experience a smoother orthodontic journey with our self-ligating braces. These innovative braces feature specialised brackets that reduce friction and discomfort, resulting in a more comfortable treatment. Self-ligating braces offer a more efficient path to achieving your desired smile by minimising the need for adjustments.


Ceramic Brace

Ceramic Braces

For those seeking a more discreet orthodontic option, we offer ceramic braces at Sunshine Dental Group. Made with tooth-coloured or clear brackets, ceramic braces blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a subtler appearance throughout your treatment. Enjoy the confidence of straightening your teeth discreetly with ceramic braces.

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Clear Aligners

In Melbourne, clear aligners are a popular choice for those looking to straighten their teeth. These custom-fitted, virtually invisible aligners slide snugly over your teeth, offering both comfort and discretion. Designed for easy removal, they allow you to eat and clean your teeth without hassle. With clear aligners, you can enjoy the journey to achieving your ideal smile with minimal interruption to your daily life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces might cause discomfort when first put on or adjusted, but it’s usually manageable. Your dentist can provide tips for relief.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on your specific needs, but it typically lasts one to three years. Your orthodontist will provide a more accurate estimate

When Should My Child Have an Orthodontic Exam?

It’s generally recommended that children have their first orthodontic exam by age 7. This allows the dentist to identify potential issues and plan treatment if necessary

Are Braces Right for Me or My Child?

The decision to get braces depends on your orthodontic needs and personal preferences. Consult a dentist to determine if braces are the right choice for you or your child.

Make a change to your smile today, call on (03) 9311 1056 for your FREE consultation with our orthodontic dentist to learn if Fixed Braces is right for you.

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