Traditional and Contemporary Braces Granville

The Australian Association of Orthodontists recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7 to achieve prime orthodontic outcomes. Early evaluation, diagnosis and treatment may avoid the necessity for surgery and will reduce the risk of other complications. While the most effective time to have braces is in your youth, braces aren’t only for teens. No matter your age, Universal Dental make it possible for you to have braces at any stage of life.

Contrary to common perception, orthodontic treatment is not only to aesthetically change your orofacial appearance. There are many oral health and structural problems that demand the use of braces or retainers, such as uneven or overcrowded teeth, overbites, underbites, cross bites and open bites, improper jaw position and complications with the jaw joints.

While orthodontic treatment is a viable option for reparative measures, it is always best to tackle the problems before they arise. To increase your chances of avoiding the trouble of oral fixtures, make regular appointments with your dentist every 6 to 12 months.

Traditional Braces

  • Least expensive
  • Stronger than other treatment
  • Often requires shorter treatment time


  • Invisible appearance
  • Smooth, comfortable and removable oral fittings
  • Not as harsh on the mouth as metal braces

Clear Braces

  • Midway compromise between the cosmetic value of Invisalign and the strength of traditional braces
  • Enjoy the reduced interference with appearance, without the risk of losing the various non-fastened oral components of the Invisalign treatment

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Named because they usually arrive when we are older and wiser, wisdom teeth regularly cause dental problems and are often required to be removed. In some cases, the patient’s mouth isn’t big enough to accommodate space for the wisdom teeth to erupt, becoming impacted or skewed. Wisdom teeth may also grow in sideways, emerging only partially or staying caught under the bone or gum.

When is extraction recommended?

If your wisdom teeth only partially come through the gum may become vulnerable to infection, as bacteria can enter and multiply around the tooth. This bacterial infection can cause severe discomfort, inflammation, jaw stiffness and a much broader range general illness.
There is always a possibility that misaligned wisdom teeth could harm or shift adjacent teeth. This is particularly problematic if you have had braces in the past, as the eruption of your wisdom teeth could reverse the positive results your orthodontist achieved.
In extreme cases, a cyst may form, causing the surrounding dental structure (such as teeth, roots or bone) to decay. A preventative approach is always the preferred option in order to eliminate the chances of these and other such unforeseen problems.

Post-Operative Care

It is very important to take good care of your mouth after your wisdom teeth extraction as the deep open wound is extremely susceptible to infection. At Universal Dental Centre, we advise that patients not to smoke, drink through a straw or vigorously swill liquids for at least 24 hours after surgery as the clot may become dislodged, prolonging recovery progress. We also suggest you avoid brushing the teeth and gum surrounding the extraction site to avoid additional inflammation and haemorrhaging.

Central Location

Located in Granville we fit braces and provide orthodontic treatment for patients in Guildford, Auburn, Chester Hill and Paramatta. Contact us today to begin your orthodontic care!