Rochedale Dental Group

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon:8am – 5:30pm
Tue: 8am – 5:30pm
Wed: 8am – 5:30pm
Thu: 8am - 7pm
Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am - 3:30pm

Orthodontics / Braces Services in Brisbane

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats crooked teeth and bad bites.

  • Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone disease, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, headaches and jaw pain.
  • Bad bites left untreated can cause problems with speech, chewing, and dental hygiene. 
  • The visual on this would be awkward teeth with massive chunky metal wires, and braces protruding out at every angle imaginable. Thank goodness those days are well and truly over!
  • As Dentistry has advanced, orthodontics has become increasingly appealing. Dr Molloy is well aware of patients' concerns when it comes to aesthetics. Keeping this in mind, Dr Molloy mainly uses ceramic brackets.
  • Ceramic brackets are made of a clear material. They are very strong and generally do not stain.
  • Ceramic brackets are much less obtrusive and virtually invisible. Adults like to choose ceramic brackets because they "blend in" with their teeth and are less noticeable than metal.

Is Orthodontics suitable for adults?

Orthodontics can correct a misaligned bite at any age. Approximately one in three of Dr Molloy's patients are adults. Orthodontics for all ages is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to tooth-coloured ceramic brackets.

Most patients comment that it takes weeks for their work colleagues and loved ones to even notice that they have braces.

How long will I need to wear braces?

  • Generally 12-18 months, Dr Molloy in Brisbane will discuss predicted treatment time with you at your initial consultation appointment.
  • As part of your treatment it is required that you attend monthly appointments to tighten the braces and change the bands and wires. Once your braces are removed it will be required that you wear retainers on your top and bottom teeth to maintain your straight smile.
  • These retainers are generally fine braided wires that are bonded to the inside of your top and lower teeth. They are not visible from a front on view.

Learn more about the Services performed by Rochedale Dental Group.

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