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Your Journey with Traditional Metal Braces at Broadbeach Orthodontics

Embarking on the path to a perfect smile with traditional metal braces is an exciting milestone. At Broadbeach Orthodontics, we’re here to guide you through every step of this transformative journey. Here’s what you can expect when you choose traditional metal braces and how to make the most of your experience.

The Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces

Proven Effectiveness:

  • Reliable Results: Metal braces have been used for decades and are known for their ability to correct a wide range of dental issues efficiently.
  • Precision: The brackets and wires allow for precise adjustments, ensuring optimal alignment of your teeth.


  • Affordable Option: Metal braces are often more affordable than other types of orthodontic treatments while still delivering excellent results.


  • Strong and Sturdy: Made from high-grade stainless steel, traditional metal braces are highly durable and can withstand the rigors of daily wear.

What to Expect on Your First Day

Fitting Process:

  • Comfortable Experience: The process of fitting metal braces is straightforward and painless and can be done on the same day as your first visit if you wish. Our skilled orthodontist will carefully place each bracket and secure them with a special adhesive before threading the archwire through them.
  • Minor Discomfort: You might feel some pressure once the braces are on, but this is normal and should subside within a few days.

Aftercare and Adjustments:

  • Initial Adjustments: It’s common to experience a dull ache as your teeth start to move. Over-the-counter pain relief can help manage any discomfort.
  • Regular Checkups: Regular visits to our clinic will be necessary to adjust the braces and ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.

Eating with Braces

Dietary Adjustments:

  • Soft Foods Initially: Stick to soft foods like mashed potatoes, yogurt, and smoothies right after getting your braces to avoid discomfort.
  • Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods: Foods like hard candies, nuts, popcorn, corn chip and hard chewing gum or lollies can damage your braces. Instead, opt for braces-friendly options to keep your treatment on track.

Oral Hygiene with Braces

Brushing and Flossing:

  • Enhanced Care: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush after every meal, and don’t forget to floss daily. Special orthodontic brushes, interdental brushes and floss threaders can help you clean around the brackets and wires effectively.

Regular Dental Visits:

  • Professional Cleanings: Continue regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and checkups to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout your treatment.

Overcoming Initial Challenges

Adjusting to Braces:

  • Speech: You might experience a slight lisp initially, but this will improve as your mouth adjusts to the braces.
  • Discomfort: Orthodontic wax can be a lifesaver for preventing irritation from brackets. Apply it to any areas causing discomfort to protect your mouth.

The Road to Your Perfect Smile

Stay Positive:

  • Short-Term Commitment, Long-Term Benefits: While the journey with braces requires patience, the results are well worth it. Every adjustment brings you one step closer to a beautifully aligned smile.
  • Support System: Our team at Broadbeach Orthodontics is here to support you. If you have any concerns or need advice, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Embarking on your braces journey is a significant step towards achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of. At Broadbeach Orthodontics, we’re committed to making this experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. Here’s to your new smile!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us a call on 07 3187 7330. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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