Today, modern braces are the result of technological advancements in dental materials, which allow for the fabrication of much smaller braces and a faster treatment process.
Here at South Yarra Orthodontics in Melbourne, we offer metal, gold and ceramic braces for a more discreet teeth-straightening option.
Gold braces are a braces option for patients that want a cosmetic aesthetic appeal for their treatment.
What are gold braces?
Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces as they are also made out of stainless steel, but are plated with gold instead.
The gold-coloured brackets are slightly darker than the regular silver ones, so they blend in better with your teeth. Typically, gold braces are for those who desire the cosmetic appeal of making their braces have a bolder and more unique look.
These braces do not inhibit you from adding different coloured bands to the brackets to hold the wire in place. Furthermore, the choice between silver and gold braces depends on what aesthetic option appeals to you.
Advantages of gold braces
There is no need to hide your smile when you can show off your teeth with gold braces. Gold braces are popular for those wanting a more aesthetic appearance. Gold braces also are less likely to cause mouth sores than traditional wires and brackets.
You are still able to add colour bands to your braces for an additional splash of colour to your braces!
How to clean gold braces
Cleaning gold braces are similar to traditional braces. Make sure you brush and floss your teeth after every meal, at a 45 degree angle against the gums to clean the entire tooth. It is important to clean the front and inside of your teeth, along with the gum line as it is a key area for build up to occur.
Brush generally in the area between the wiring and the teeth with fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities and tooth decay.
Braces from South Yarra Orthodontics in Melbourne
When you or your family choose to undertake treatment with braces, you know the treatment has been perfected over time to offer the finest results.
If you would like a more traditional option, check out our metal braces treatment here!