Braces Melbourne

Affordable Braces Melbourne

Are you in search of affordable braces in Melbourne? Look no further! At The Smile Designer. Our experienced orthodontics specialise in providing top-notch braces at reasonable prices. With our innovative solutions, we ensure that you receive the best orthodontic care without compromising on quality.

Our experienced orthodontics specialise in a variety of braces. We offer a wide range of braces to cater to your specific needs, including knee braces, lingual braces, men’s braces, fast braces, sports braces, invisible braces, and ceramic braces. We provide customised solutions to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness.

Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits, both aesthetically and functionally. Many of our patients seek to enhance the appearance of their smiles for aesthetic purposes. In our Melbourne dental clinic, our expert orthodontics specialise in correcting overcrowded smiles and crooked teeth, resulting in improved symmetry and functionality. This, in turn, brings about significant health benefits for your smile.

You can trust The Smile Designer Dental Studio to deliver high-quality orthodontic care. Contact us today to schedule a Braces consultation and discover the best braces option for you.

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Orthodontic Treatments we offer?

Our dental clinic offers a range of orthodontic services:
  • Children’s Orthodontics: Early Intervention with Orthodontic treatment , also called Phase 1, may benefit some kids at a younger aged 7 and above.
  • Conventional Orthodontic treatment with Braces or Aligners are usually performed in growing teenagers between 12 -16 years of age.
  • Adult Orthodontics: Treatment options for adults, including braces, clear aligners, and lingual braces. it is never too old to get the smile you deserve, and it is becoming increasingly common for adults to get Orthodontic Treatments as well.
  • Complex Orthodontics: Specialised care for complex cases, such as open bite, deep bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite, surgical orthodontics.
  • Fast Orthodontic Options: Quick teeth straightening solutions, like clear braces, aligners and 6 months braces.
At our clinic, we aim to deliver comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to each patient’s specific needs and preferences.

Average Cost Of Braces Melbourne

The cost of braces in Melbourne can vary depending on several factors, including the type of braces, the complexity of the case, the severity of the orthodontic issues, any additional treatments required, and the duration of the treatment. Generally, here is a rough estimate of the cost range for different types of braces in Melbourne:
  • Traditional Metal Braces: The cost typically ranges from $5,000 to $8,000.
  • Ceramic Braces: The average cost is usually between $5,000 and $8,500, slightly higher than metal braces.
  • Lingual Braces: The cost for lingual braces can range from $7,500 for a single arch to $12,500 for a complete treatment kit.
  • Invisalign: The cost of Invisalign treatment can start at around $3,000, but it may vary depending on the complexity of the case and the duration of the treatment.
It’s important to note that these are rough estimates, and the actual cost will be determined by a consultation with an orthodontics who can evaluate your specific needs.

Braces Melbourne Payment Plan

All of our Orthodontic Treatment options are available on a payment plan.
  • We provide interest-free braces finance plans, allowing patients to manage the cost of their orthodontic treatment with convenient and flexible payment options.
  • By accepting healthcare funds and offering affordable braces payment plans in Melbourne, we strive to make high-quality orthodontic care accessible to a wider range of individuals, prioritising their financial well-being.

What Orthodontic Options do I have?

There are many treatment options available for straightening teeth. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options here at The Smile designer Dental Studio. We offer Traditional Metal and Clear Braces as well as more discreet Clear Aligner options like Invisalign and Clear Correct.

Stainless steel braces are the traditional option that most people think of when they read about orthodontic treatment. It consists of small metal brackets that are attached and fitted to the front of your teeth with a wire running between them. Different sized wires are used to gradually move your teeth into the desired position.Digital Dentistry has allowed us to create customised appliances that are designed specifically for each individual. Customised brackets, archwires and positioning allows for reduced treatment times, number of visits, and delivers overall better results.Visit us at The Smile Designer Dental Studio for a complimentary Orthodontic consultation where we can guide you through your options.

Clear or Ceramic Braces are an alternative to the traditional metal braces. The differences lie within the Ceramic brackets that are a more discreet way to straighten your smile. The clear ceramic brackets are fitted and attached to the front of your teeth with the metal wire running through them.These near invisible braces feature the highest level of control while still being aesthetically pleasing. This is a more discrete and an attractive alternative to stainless steel braces.Compared to Clear Removable Aligners, traditional metal or clear braces will achieve higher quality results in far less time and comfort, and can treat even the most challenging cases such as overbites, underbites and even crossbites with more accuracy.The continuous force applied on the teeth with fixed appliances such as these will move teeth more predictably and compliance will not be an issue.Visit us at The Smile Designer Dental Studio for a complimentary Orthodontic consultation where we can guide you through your options.

Clear Aligner systems such as Invisalign or Clear Correct utilises a series of removable aligners that are almost invisible, and are custom moulded to fit your teeth. These clear aligners will reposition your teeth gradually over time, without the need for fixed appliances, to create that perfect smile you have always wanted.These aligners allow you to remove them when you eat, brush and floss.Every two weeks, these aligners are changed, moving your teeth little by little over time. Visits to The Smile Designer is minimised, and more importantly, no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth, and most people would not even realise that you are undergoing Orthodontic treatment.Visit our Invisalign page to find out why over 8 Million people around the world have chosen Invisalign to achieve their amazing smile! Invisalign for Teens are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and there are options for your child! Organise a complimentary Orthodontic consultation with our team at The Smile Designer Dental Studio where we can guide you through these treatment options.

If you have growing kids and are worried about their smile, or you are considering braces for them, then there are a few things you should know.Full Orthodontic Braces are typically performed once all adult teeth have erupted. However, early intervention in some young kids can help alleviate future complications.Utilising their growing years can help minimise the amount of treatment required once they undergo full braces. It is best to seek an opinion from our team at The Smile Designer Dental Studio as early as possible, so that we can guide you through their options for kids orthodontic treatment. Sometimes, the answer is to simply wait until they are older before intervening. Visit our Early Intervention Page for more information

Orthognathic Surgery is a corrective surgery designed to correct the structure and shape of the jaw. These problems were either caused by the natural structures, growth, TMJ Disorders, dental crowding and other Orthodontic problems that cannot be fixed with traditional braces alone.To start the surgery, complete development needs to have occurred.The surgery is performed in conjunction with wearing braces, and the relevant specialities will be involved in treating the surgical treatment phase.

FAQ’S About Dental Braces

Do I need a dental check up before starting Orthodontic Treatment?

Yes, a dental check up and teeth cleaning are essential prior to starting orthodontic treatment, and this needs to be maintained during orthodontic treatment as well. We recommend six monthly dental hygiene visits to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

Will the treatment hurt?

It is normal for teeth to be tender. This will last for a few days. The intensity and duration of this discomfort will vary with each patient. Painkillers may need to be taken to relieve any discomfort. It is recommended that you see your pharmacist for the medication that would suit you. Teeth can feel “tight” after an adjustment but it is usually mild and disappears quickly.

The cheeks and lips also need time to become accustomed to braces or other appliances. A “settling in” period is also normal for other functional appliances.

What food can I eat?

If you eat hard and/or sticky foods, wires can bend or break and brackets and bands can come loose. Sweets and lollies are usually hard and should not be eaten; minties, toffees, boiled lollies, hard chocolate, ice blocks, hard biscuits, nuts and other similar foods ill all damage braces. On special occasions, it is nice to have sweets and it is better to choose a softer alternative such as a cake, a soft centred chocolate or ice cream. Most bread, meat, fruit and vegetables are fine, however, hard or crisp foods such as apples and raw carrots should be sliced or shredded before eating. It is also best to cut meat off bones and corn off the cob.

Will I have teeth removed?

Our goal is to place the teeth in the ideal aesthetic position that is best for your smile and suits your face.In some cases, it is necessary to remove teeth as part of the orthodontic treatment. We carry out meticulous planning to formulate and orthodontic treatment plan. The decision to extract any teeth is not taken lightly, and you will be involved in the planning phase while we go through all the possible options available.

How long will I need braces?

The normal period for treatment with full braces is generally 18 months to 24 months. This can vary considerably depending on the case. We will discuss in detail with you the expected treatment timeline based on your own individual circumstances.

Do I have to wear retainers?

Retainers are an important step in any Orthodontic Treatment. It keeps your teeth stable in their new position, and prevents any relapse. Retainers can be either made in a clear Essix material or a Hawley style retainer with metal wires. Costs will be discussed. If you want your teeth to remain in this new ideal position, it is best to wear your retainers as directed by our Smile Designer team.

What are the benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?

The idea is to create a more attractive, natural and pleasing smile. Our aim is to create better functionality of your teeth. Studies show that people with straight teeth have better self confidence, while it encourages long term better health of the teeth and gums. This is because there is an increased ability to clean teeth due to less crowding. Teeth that are protruded are also a lower risk of injury once they are straightened. As the phrase goes- ‘healthy smiles, healthy life’.

What are some of the signs that braces may be needed?

If you notice general crowding or overlapping of teeth, of the midlines and centres of your teeth do not line up, then you may require orthodontics. Some people have spacing, deep bites, underbites and open bites. All these issues cause the teeth to not fit in its proper position, and can lead to difficulty in chewing and long term dental wear. Habits such as finger or thumb sucking that continue after six or seven years old can cause dental related problems.

What is Phase 1 and Phase 2 Treatment?

Phase i is orthodontics that is starting at an early age, before all the adult teeth have erupted into position. Treatment can start from 8 years of age, and can help in the correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, and certain habits.

Phase 2 treatment is done at an older age once all adult teeth have come through. Typically, this is around 12-15 years old for girls and 13-16 years of age for boys.

Can we play sports with braces?

Yes, it is ok to continue playing sports. We would recommend using a mouthguard. If you have a removable appliance, this can be removed during sports.

Will Braces interfere with playing musical instruments?

In most cases, braces do not affect your musical abilities. There will be a period of adjustment that is required but most of our patients have not noticed a huge impact.

Do Widsom teeth cause dental or teeth crowding?

Studies have shown that there is no correlation between wisdom teeth and dental crowding. It is important to continue wearing your retainers for life if you want to maintain straight teeth. Teeth will continue to move as we grow older due to the ageing process and bone movement. Regular dental hygiene visits are recommended so that we can review and track your dental health and teeth over the years. We can recommend wisdom tooth removal if and when it is warranted.

What do Braces Cost?

Because there are so many treatment options available for each child, at your initial consultation, our team will put together a treatment plan that is catered specifically for you. We offer complimentary Orthodontic Consultations at The Smile Designer so that we can go through all the options available to you and your child.

Where is our dental clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Jodie H.Jodie H. ★★★★★ Highly recommend The Smile Designer. I have serious dental anxiety which I explained when I booked my first appointment. They called a few days before I was due to come in to check if there was anything they could do to help me navigate my fear. They really went above and beyond to make me feel safe and comfortable.My experience was so good I have even booked in my next appointment which is HUGE for me.Great staff. Great vibe. 100% recommendAnisha C.Anisha C. ★★★★★ The Smile Designer - Preston provides impeccable dental services. I’ve recently completed an Invisalign treatment with Dr Dev over the course of a year and have no complaints! The process was made extremely easy and accessible for me.Dr Dev listened to my concerns and adapted his treatment plan accordingly, leaving me with perfect results. The team is extremely helpful and professional, I couldn't recommend them enough!Kate R.Kate R. ★★★★★ Cannot recommend this dentist enough! I normally hate going to the dentist - I’ve had a fear since a young age. Since I’ve been visiting the team at Smile Designer, I no longer feel anxious or fearful of my appointments. The team make you feel incredibly safe, comfortable and reassured! So friendly and super lush rooms with big screen TVs to watch Netflix during your treatments. I highly recommend to check The Smile Designer out! You won’t look back!Henrik E.Henrik E. ★★★★★ My daughter`s teeth were straightened by the Smile Designer. She is very happy with the results; we all are. Braces came off after 18 month or so, it didn`t take all too long. Now she is wearing a retainer plastic piece at night only - no problem. She likes going to the clinic now (for cleanups and checks); the staff in Preston is easy going and friendly.Wenjing Z.Wenjing Z. ★★★★★ Dr. Nathan is the best dentist He is incredibly thorough with my treatment plans. After visiting many dental practices, I'm so happy to have found him. He is the first dentist to explain all my dental concerns with patience. Absolutely the best.Zoe S.Zoe S. ★★★★★ I have been coming to the smile designer for a few years. The service is always fantastic. Everyone is friendly. The dentists are very thorough and outline the procedures with pricing on a dental plan. I highly recommend The Smile Designer.AdrAdr ★★★★★ Gareth is incredible! By far the MOST attention to detail I’ve ever experienced from a dentist. He asked plenty of discovery questions to truly understand what I wanted to achieve and consistently checks for feedback. I felt so comfortable being really specific and picky about what I wanted done. ALSO the entire reception/admin team are so kind and welcoming.Isabelle H.Isabelle H. ★★★★★ So incredibly happy with my results with Dr Madeleine Duff, she was able to give me my dream smile with Invisalign and composite bonding within 12 months! And Maggie at the reception desk is always so welcoming and lovely to chat to, well worth the drive from Doreen.Anne N.Anne N. ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having my teeth checked and cleaned by Dr Nathan Tran today.I was a little apprehensive at first since some cleans can be too hard (which feel very uncomfortable/painful), and others not hard enough (leaving me feel like I need another clean).Dr Tran took his time, and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. He showed me photos of my teeth before and after the clean - wow, what a difference! He also pointed out areas where he thinks I can strengthen/protect existing teeth to prevent potential cracking/decay (due to age) and possibly tooth removal. This has happened to me before so I was very grateful for his advice.The whole experience was easy and effortless, and I came away feeling reassured and positive about what I can do to keep my teeth clean and healthy.I highly recommend anyone who cares about their teeth as much as I do to go and see Dr Tran!Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Just wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Gareth. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gareth's professionalism and expertise really stood out. He took the time to explain everything clearly and made me feel at ease throughout my visit and my Invisalign journey. The quality of care I received was exceptional, and I couldn't be happier with the results of my dental work. The clinic itself was clean and the staff were super helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gareth to anyone in need of a skilled and caring dentist. Thanks, Dr. Gareth, for providing such excellent dental care!Tracey L.Tracey L. ★★★★★ So grateful for Dr Gareth's expertise in repairing a large broken amalgam filling. It needed to be replaced with a crown. Lot of care and attention in this extensive appt.Grateful that nurse Chelsea was able to assist me for urgent appt, to be attended to promptly on a Monday morning and extremely happy crown is made on sites and fitted in 1 appt.Recommend highly.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr Dev and the entire team took immaculate care of me from start to finish. Due to part of my jaw missing, I have spent over a decade just coping with worsening jaw clicking and headaches. During the initial consult, Dev outlined all costs, treatments and expectations and immediately scanned me for a splint to wear. Absolutely everything was looked after and explained so clearly. All stress or hesitance connected with dentist visits(both personal and financial) was alleviated by them. I also loved the personalised welcome card projected on screen. I felt like an absolute princess. I cannot recommend the experience enough!Mrs W.Mrs W. ★★★★★ We were travelling and had a small 'emergency'. We walked in this morning and we were seen after filling in paperwork. We could not ask for nicer, sweeter, more comforting people all round. My 10year old can rest easier now and enjoy her time away. I wish we lived closer! Thank you so very much, I'm so very grateful.Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !js_loader
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