Treatment Options

At Braces at Rockhampton, we offer a range of Orthodontic Treatment Options depending upon your preference, need and requirement of a particular option. Whether its standard metal braces you’re looking for, or clear braces or Invisalign®, we have it all! We also issue mouth guards, retainers, and expanders.

Stainless Steel (Metal) Braces
A Reliable Choice

We use modern stainless steel or metal braces that are more streamlined than their earlier counterparts, making them less bulky and less noticeable. On top of your braces you can choose different coloured modules (or standard silver if you prefer) to be attached. With lots of different options for colour combinations, you can customize your braces to your liking!

Some facts about our Stainless Steel Braces
  • Strong and reliable
  • The standard orthodontic appliance
  • One of the easiest and quickest ways to get a great result
  • Small and easy to clean
  • More comfortable as they sit flat against your teeth
Ceramic Braces

White braces are a popular choice amongst adults and those who want to
enjoy the benefit of inconspicuous and discreet treatment.

Ceramic braces are tooth-coloured in appearance and are therefore far less noticeable.

At Braces at Rockhampton we use 3 M Unitek Clarity™ Ceramic Brackets
one of the best clear braces in the market. These revolutionary brackets offer the ultimate combination of aesthetics and performance to our patients. They are predictable to use, strong, have enhanced comfort, and exhibit excellent

Also, smile all you want as there is no staining of brackets and they blend in
with your teeth.

Some advantages of our Clear Braces:
  • Translucent with brilliant aesthetics
  • Enhanced patient comfort
  • High strength
  • Smooth design for a more comfortable fit
  • Easy to place and remove
  • Stain resistant
  • Small size
  • Reduced friction for quicker tooth movement
A Clear Alternative

If you’re looking for a cosmetic orthodontic solution, then Invisalign® might be the answer for you.

It is the ‘invisible’ way to straighten teeth using a series of clear, lightweight aligners. Invisalign® has a number of key advantages over traditional braces: it’s inconspicuous with no wires or brackets being involved, only thin, virtually invisible plastic aligners; it’s removable, meaning you can take it out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth; and it’s more comfortable, with no abrasion to the lips and cheeks and soreness like with dental braces.

Invisalign® works by using advanced 3D imaging equipment and software to develop custom made aligners. These are then worn in sequence, usually for 2 weeks each, to gradually move the teeth into their new positions.

There are now different types of Invisalign® options depending on you age and severity of the case. Invisalign Full is used for most cases, Invisalign Teen for teenagers, Invisalign Lite for simple cases, and Invisalign i7 for very minor movements.

Some benefits of Invisalign®:
  • Virtually invisible
  • Smooth comfortable plastic aligners
  • You can remove the aligners for special occasions
  • You can eat whatever you want
  • Fewer and shorter visits are required at the orthodontist
  • You can view a computer simulation of your planned result
The Fun Start for Kids

Upper removable appliances are plates that are used in young children.

Plates perform very simple tooth movements such as tipping and tilting of the teeth.

The success of upper removable appliances is highly dependent on the patient. By closely following instructions for wear, the results can be quite amazing.

They are custom made for each type of bite. Patients can choose between 15 different colours and even have sparkles put into their plate!

Some benefits of URAs:
  • Removable and simple
  • Ideal for young children
  • Often used to correct single tooth cross-bites
For a Broader Smile!

In cases where the upper jaw is too small or narrow an expander may be the
best solution.

These devices are glued onto the teeth and slowly expand the jaw to its correct size. The technical name for them is rapid maxillary expander or RME.

RMEs are fitted to the upper molars. There is a tiny screw in the middle which the parents then turn once a day to gently expand the smile. RMEs are usually used to correct a cross-bite and to create space to fit in all the teeth prior to or with braces. When used in young children they can be quite effective as the bones are still growing and easily expanded.

After achieving the desired expansion, the expander is usually left in place for 6 months to allow things to stabilize.

Some benefits of RMEs:
  • Expands the top jaw in children
  • Alleviates cross-bites
  • Inconspicuous as they are placed on the roof of the mouth
  • Reduces the need for tooth extractions
  • Simple to use and very effective
  • Widens the smile
  • RMEs are very effective in broadening the smile and may be the right treatment for you
Express Treatment

For Fast Results

We realise that sometimes our patients want treatment that fits in with their busy lifestyle.

It’s not always possible to undergo complete course of upper and lower braces to get the ideal result.

If you’re looking for small, but significant changes to your teeth in a short period of time then Express Treatment may be right for you!

Treatment is carried out by to deliver great results in just 8-12 months. Express Treatment is suitable for simple cases where a quick ‘tidy up’ is needed for an upcoming special occasion or event.

Some benefits of Express Treatment:
  • 8-12 months treatment time
  • Ideal for simple cases

Book for a Free consultation today to find out if you are suitable for Express Treatment.

Maximising Growth Potential

Sometimes the jaws may not align properly, with the lower jaw being deficient. In this case a functional appliance may be ideal.

Functional appliances posture the lower jaw forward and accelerate its growth to a more normal size. They also retract protruding upper teeth to a proper angulation.

Functional appliances are thus perfect for young growing children about 10-12 years of age with a large overjet or horizontal overlap of the teeth.

For Piece of Mind

Wearing a custom fitted mouthguard is the easiest way to protect your smile against injury during contact sports.