At Peel Orthodontics, we offer four different types of braces, giving you the option to choose the best appliance for your teeth and budget. Dr Ash will advise you on the appliance we recommend at your consultation.
At Peel Orthodontics, we like to use the latest orthodontic technology. This means, we offer patients self-ligating braces, which are the modern version of traditional metal braces. When most people think of braces they immediately think of the appliance more commonly known as ‘train tracks’. Traditional metal braces are made up of three components: metal brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth; thin metal archwires which connect each of the brackets; and small elastic bands which wrap around the brackets to apply pressure to your teeth. Although these have improved with technology over the years and are now smaller and more comfortable to wear, self-ligating braces which we use here at Peel Orthodontics, takes our patients' treatment journeys one step further. Self-ligating braces are more technically savvy and the archwire is programmed to respond to the movement of your teeth. This means more effective treatment, accurate results and faster treatment times.
Using the same method of brackets and archwires as traditional metal braces, clear braces provide patients with an added bonus of being a more discreet treatment option. Made from ceramic, the brackets are fitted to the front surface of your teeth but blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, making them much less noticeable than metal brackets. A further advantage of clear braces is the ceramic braces tend to be much smaller, making them more comfortable to wear. At Peel Orthodontics, we recommend clear brackets to many of our patients who require major orthodontic treatment but don’t want it to be immediately obvious they are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
For the ultimate in discreet orthodontic treatment options, we have lingual braces available for our patients. They are so discreet in fact that if you’re fitted with lingual braces, even your closest friends and family may not even be able to tell you’re having treatment. Sound too good to be true? Well, they’re not. Lingual braces are made up of brackets and archwires but are fitted to the back surface of your teeth, next to your tongue. This means when you open your mouth, no one can see them. To begin with, they may feel a little uncomfortable, but it won’t take you long to get used to them and the results speak for themselves. At Peel Orthodontics, we use the Incognito brand of lingual braces.
Another of our discreet and extremely popular treatments is Invisalign. These aren't braces in the traditional sense because there are no brackets or archwires; rather, they use clear, plastic aligners which look like a thin sports mouthguard to slot over your teeth to move them into position. Invisalign aligners, which are removable to make brushing, flossing and eating easier, achieve excellent results and can be used to treat major and minor orthodontic problems.
No matter what type of braces you are fitted with, there are many benefits to having orthodontic treatment. Every type of brace is:
Book an orthodontic consultation with the friendly team at Peel Orthodontics to discuss which type of braces you could benefit from.
I moved to Mandurah from the UK in 2008 with my husband and two children. After 15 years experience in office management, I decided it was time for a change and retrained with Dental Nursing Australia to become a qualified Dental Assistant in 2010.
Since then, I have gained valuable knowledge and experience in general dentistry in both Private Practices and the Public Dental Health Services. I joined Peel Orthodontics in May 2012 and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of the team.
I am a Treatment Co-ordinator for Dr Ash and enjoy meeting our fabulous patients and their families when they come to us for their initial consultation. I also work chairside, assisting with all orthodontic procedures.
Working with Dr Ash and seeing the positive results that our patients achieve through their orthodontic treatment encouraged me to have braces myself to improve my own smile. This has given me a greater understanding and appreciation of the process and the experience a patient goes through to reap the lifelong benefits of orthodontic treatment.
I have worked in the Orthodontics part of dentistry for over 12 years, and following a seachange to Mandurah 9 months ago, I began working at Peel Orthodontics.
In my free time, I love to enjoy our beautiful beaches, and estuary with my family and two dogs.
Making the most of a longtime love of the Peel region, we also enjoy boating, and entertaining, and I am currently renovating our home by the beach.
Suite 3/5 Murdoch Dr