Bringing Beautiful Smiles
with Braces in Brisbane
We've created thousands of Brisbane smiles with our metal & ceramic braces options
Braces technology has come a long way, with more discreet metal & ceramic options now available. Metal braces still remain one of the most popular options when it comes to teeth straightening.
From complex cases to minor teeth adjustments, metal braces deliver exceptional results, and fast.
Smaller brackets, 3D printed braces and customised wires ensure metal braces are now even more comfortable to wear.
Colours make braces fun!
Coloured bands can be changed at each appointment, adding excitement and fun to your child’s orthodontic treatment.
Ceramic braces are becoming increasingly popular, due to their discreet design
Clear brackets minimise the appearance of the brace on your teeth, ensuring you can smile with confidence.
As with metal braces, ceramic braces still work in exactly the same way to deliver great results.
Your Braces Journey
1. Book a
We offer both in-clinic & virtual appointments. Your first consult with Dr Nick includes digital scans, photographic records and orthodontic x-rays – all on-site.
We use incredible 3D technology, so you can see your new smile in minutes. You will meet Dr Nick who will discuss your treatment plan with you and take you through our 0% interest payment plan options.
Once you’ve chosen your treatment, you’ll visit the clinic to have your braces fitted. Your orthodontist, Dr Nick will take you through what to expect and answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
Dr Nick will personally see you throughout your treatment. At each appointment he will make small adjustments to your braces to ensure you remain on track to a beautiful smile.
Do all braces need elastics?
Everyone’s bespoke treatment plan with braces (whether clear or metal) is different. Sometimes, removable elastics are required to help better align the upper and lower teeth.
Correct alignment of the upper & lower teeth can help avoid future wear and that can often lead to costly dental work in the future.
Dr Nick will guide you throughout your orthodontic journey to let you know if you require elastics for your perfect smile.
When it’s time to have your braces fitted, this painless process will take around 30 to 45 minutes. Our Oral Health Therapist will start by polishing and applying an adhesive to prime your teeth, then will apply bonding glue to stick on your brackets using your customised digital template created by Dr Nick. The adhesive is only temporary throughout your braces treatment and won’t damage your teeth. We will then slide your archwire through and hold it in place with elastics. With our advanced indirect bonding method we are able to complete placing your braces in just 20-30 minutes. Once finished, we’ll then explain how to look after your teeth and braces.
Your total time in braces will depend on the complexity of your orthodontic problem and which type of braces you opt for. However, as a general rule most patients will wear braces for between 12 and 24 months.
When you first get your braces fitted and after any adjustments, your teeth can feel a bit sensitive as your teeth begin their tooth movement journey. However, this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should disappear within a few days. Keeping your teeth and gums clean during your braces treatment can also help reduce any discomfort.
At NK Orthodontist, appointments are held around eight to ten weeks apart so that Dr Nick can adjust your braces and monitor your progress. Appointments can last between 10 – 30 minutes depending on the complexity of your treatment.
There’s no specific price tag when it comes to the cost of braces, as everyone’s case is different depending on the level of treatment required. However, as a general rule, pricing can usually range anywhere from $3500 to $4500 for one arch treatment to $7500 to $9000 for comprehensive treatment. When you book a free consultation with Dr Nick, he can review your teeth and suggest a treatment plan to suit you. We offer 0% interest free payment plans to make the cost more manageable.