How do braces work

Braces Treatment for All Ages in Winthrop

Known as the most trusted orthodontic treatment method, braces consistently deliver excellent results for our patients. Modern braces have surpassed their predecessors in precision and efficiency, and their improved low profile bracket design makes them an ideal treatment choice for individuals of all ages.

You’ll be given time at every braces visit to ensure you can ask our Doctors any questions you may have about your orthodontic treatment progress.

How do braces work?

You may have come across the term “braces tightening” but what actually happens during your orthodontic visits?

Braces use the combination of brackets and archwires to create a mechanism that applies gentle pressure to your teeth to bring them into alignment. Our Specialist Orthodontists take a personalised approach to your braces care, making periodic adjustments to your braces every 6 to 8 weeks. These visits may include changing out the wire to the next wire in the sequence, adding in power chains and elastics or putting bends in the wires to achieve small precise tooth movements. Every braces patient has a unique customised journey with our Doctors.

How do braces work
metal braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces have become significantly smaller and more discreet compared to how they were just a decade ago. The current low-profile design of metal braces renders them not only more comfortable but also more precise. You’ll also have the opportunity to personalise your treatment with a diverse selection of colourful elastics, adding an extra touch of enjoyment to your orthodontic journey!

clear braces

Clear Braces

Equally effective as metal braces, yet with a more inconspicuous design, clear braces are made from tooth-coloured ceramic material. These clear braces provide a discreet aesthetic appearance during your orthodontic experience, seamlessly blending with your natural smile.

invisible braces

Invisible Braces

Experience innovative clear aligners, a bracket-free solution that uses custom-made, nearly invisible plastic trays. Made of medical grade BPA free material, this invisible orthodontic option provides a subtle and convenient way to shape your smile.

lingual braces

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed on the back surfaces of your teeth, making them completely hidden from view. This option is perfect if you want truly invisible orthodontic experience.

Why choose braces with Winthrop Orthodontic Centre?

We’re dedicated to more than just smiles – we’re dedicated to your experience.

See our Specialist Orthodontists:

whilst we love technology, we use it to enhance your care, rather than replace your time with our orthodontist

Truly personalised care:

We allow extra time in your appointment for you to ask questions one on one with Dr Cheung


We promise that our Specialist Orthodontists will oversee every aspect of your orthodontic care so you receive the full benefits of their expert training and education

What will happen in your orthodontic consultation?

Expert advice with no pressure and no strings attached.

1. Meet

with our friendly Specialist Orthodontists to discuss your concerns.

2. Benefit

from digital scans, photos, and x-rays when necessary for a thorough evaluation.

3. Receive

expert guidance on your treatment options including braces or clear aligners.

4. Explore

flexible payment plans with all-inclusive, upfront quotes—no hidden fees.

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