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Teen Braces

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Braces & Invisalign

For Teenagers

The best time to have braces is when a child is usually around 12 or 13 and they are just entering their teenage years. This is because their mouth and jaws are continuing to grow, making it easier to adapt them to new shapes.

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Dr Alistair Graham | Mona Vale Dental

Dr Alistair Graham is one of the few dentists who can fix most of your dental problems, since he’s qualified to provide both surgical and restorative treatments. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at Sydney University. He also studied in the UK, Australia and Switzerland to delve further into this field.

Dr Graham is widely recognised for his extensive experience in all stages of dental treatments (planning, surgical and restorative) including Digital Smile Design. As a result, we can give you clarity about the entire treatment plan, putting you in control of the outcome. This gives you peace of mind that your treatment is being completed in one place, with someone who understands the big picture.

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What are Teen Braces?

Braces are designed to “correct” a teenager’s teeth in many different possible ways. For example, braces may straighten them for cosmetic reasons, or they may improve their tooth positioning so that they can eat more comfortably.

Teenagers need to have relatively healthy teeth and gums before having braces fitted, and braces tend to stay on from 18 months to 2 years. Additionally, teenager brace-wearers will have to visit the orthodontist every 6-8 weeks.

Does my teenager need braces?

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If your teenager has crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, then braces could significantly help them.

Similarly, braces can also help if your teen’s teeth have large gaps between them or if their natural “bite” is misaligned, meaning that their top and bottom rows of teeth don’t meet in the middle as they should. They’re also ideal for teenagers who are simply self-conscious about their smile, especially if they have “wonky” or misshapen teeth.

Some teenagers may need braces to correct dental problems, whereas others may want them for more cosmetic purposes.


How does teen braces work?

1. Fixed braces are usually made of metal, and are attached to your teeth permanently until they are removed at the end of the treatment period (usually 18-24 months).


2. Aligners are usually made of plastic, and can be taken out and put back in when necessary. The dentist or orthodontist will provide the patient with instructions regarding how often the aligners must be kept in place.


If you feel you have tooth decay and require fillings, you need to consult a dentist you can trust.
For more information, please give Mona Vale Dental a call today on (02) 9997 1100.

Tooth Fillings FAQ’s

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Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.

How Long Do Fillings Last?2019-02-01T16:12:39+10:00

With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.

What Are Fillings Made From?2019-02-01T16:11:54+10:00

Fillings come in a wide variety of material: amalgam silver & tooth-colored composites, are most common.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

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Success Stories

Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again.
  • Penelope Hitchens

I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology.
  • Francesco Fronzoni

Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental experience.
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