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Traditional Braces in Shenton Park

Traditional braces are still the best option for kids, as well as anyone who needs large bite corrections, to close large gaps, or any movement that requires the root to move. At Shenton Park Village Dental, we want everyone to have the beautiful smile and healthy mouth they deserve. Dr Ash (Dentist) will explain all your options and help you make the best decision for yourself.

Since we are general dentists, we offer braces for kids around age 12 and up. For younger children or anyone with severe conditions, we will refer you to an orthodontic specialist.


Teen smiling with braces

Braces or Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are a good choice for relatively simple changes that are cosmetic in nature. Braces can correct more extensive issues. Braces are also better for kids and teens, because many aren’t compliant when it comes to keeping aligners in. The treatment time is shorter with clear aligners, but braces offer more precise results. It may seem confusing to sort out your options, but we will help you understand what’s right for you or your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have to wear braces?

Every patient is unique, so treatment times vary, and we can give you more precise estimates after we’ve examined you. However, 18-24 months is a common length for treatment.

Do braces hurt?

Braces physically move your teeth, so there will be some discomfort at times—you may even feel like your teeth are loose. This is perfectly normal and not a cause for concern. We can recommend over-the-counter pain relievers if your discomfort persists.

Can I eat anything I want?

Some foods can damage your braces, which means your total treatment time will be longer. We’ll let you know what foods you can and can’t eat.

Book an Appointment Today

Contact us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Traditional Braces Shenton Park, Floreat, City Beach WA | (08) 9286 3222