Straighten your smile and prevent tooth decay with clear or metal braces in Newcastle NSW.

Ready to smile with confidence? Braces are an excellent orthodontic solution for straightening teeth and correcting a misaligned bite. While more visible than Invisalign, traditional braces are extremely effective and therefore remain the preferred option for many patients. At ABC Orthodontics, we are here to help you achieve the perfect smile with porcelain or metal braces in Newcastle NSW.

Book a No Gap first appointment to align your teeth with this flexible and comfortable dental treatment.


I loved it and I am very, very happy with the end result. I would definitely recommend this orthodontist to my friends in need of braces.’ – Grace M


Empower Metal braces in Newcastle NSW


At ABC Orthodontics, we use advanced American Orthodontics Empower braces. The technology in these self-ligating braces uses a mechanism called a clip, which is built into the bracket and able to open and close over the arch wire. This renders the use of rubber bands or ligatures unnecessary, allowing for easier and more comfortable wire adjustments – and less frequent visits to the orthodontics chair!

Quicker wire adjustments

State-of-the-art self-ligating clips hold the arch wire in place instead of rubber bands, allowing for faster, easier and more comfortable wire adjustments.

Strong and hygienic clips

Empower braces use powerful, heat-treated chromium cobalt clips instead of traditional rubber bands that are prone to discoloration, lose their effectiveness over time, and require frequent replacements. No rubber bands also eliminates one of the leading food traps!

Comfortable inside your mouth

Our Empower braces in Newcastle NSW feature contoured edges and a sculpted, low-profile design, which mean a smoother surface against your cheeks and lips.


Empower Clear braces in Newcastle NSW

Empower Clear braces available in Newcastle NSW at ABC Orthodontics

American Orthodontics Empower Clear is another type of self-ligating bracket that we offer. Empower Clear is an advanced ceramic bracket that provides the extra benefit of a more discreet treatment choice for those who desire less noticeable braces. 

Using the same technology as the Empower Metal braces with self-ligating technology using a mechanism called a clip that is built into the bracket and is able to be opened and closed over the arch wire, making the use of rubber modules or ligature unnecessary, allowing for easier wire adjustments, more comfortable adjustments and less frequent orthodontic adjustments which means less chair time for the patient.

Blends beautifully with teeth

Empower Clear braces are made of strong ceramic material that looks natural on your teeth. You’ll be noticed, your braces won’t.

Faster wire adjustments

State-of-the-art self-ligating clips do not require rubber bands to hold your arch wire in place, enabling your orthodontist to make quicker wire adjustments. This can mean shorter appointments, and may even reduce the total number of visits needed during your treatment.

Smoother design

Empower Clear’s contoured edges and sculpted, low profile design mean a more comfortable surface against your cheeks and lips.

No staining

Self-ligating clips eliminate plastic ligatures, which are prone to discoloration and fatigue over time. This, combined with the extremely-stable ceramic bracket body material, reduces any risk of staining. Your clear braces will stay beautiful throughout treatment.


‘Everything was great. The whole experience was fantastic. They explained everything along the way so I always knew what was going on and never had to ask myself. Would definitely recommend to anyone I know looking to get braces in Newcastle NSW.’ – Georgina R


Our simple dental procedure for braces

1. Receive a personalised treatment plan

At your first visit for braces in Newcastle NSW, we will examine your teeth, mouth and jaw through photographs, x-rays, and measurements. We will also take impressions (moulds) of your teeth so that we have a plaster cast of your mouth to send to the laboratory. Your orthodontist will explain the best type of treatment for your needs, detailing its expected length and cost.

2. Get your braces

Once your braces have been made in the laboratory, your orthodontist will affix them to your teeth. The arch wire, which is designed and bent to your specific orthodontic requirements, is then installed.

During this visit, we will teach you how to keep your braces clean with brushing and flossing. It’s important to continue with good oral hygiene while wearing braces so that the surface of your teeth and gums stay healthy. 

3. Attend regular adjustments

Typically, you will be required to attend an adjustment every six to eight weeks while wearing your braces. However, this frequency can increase further down the treatment process as fine corrections are needed. 

4. Enjoy your straight smile

Now that you’re ready to take off your braces, it’s time to enjoy flashing your beautiful smile! Your orthodontist will remove the braces and may instruct you to wear a retainer at night, depending on your teeth and treatment circumstances.

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Frequently asked questions

What are braces?

Braces are dental devices designed to straighten crooked teeth and adjust a misaligned bite. 

This orthodontic measure is made up of small brackets that are physically bonded to the teeth, as well as archwires and elastic bands. The upper archwire is attached to each bracket on the upper arch and the lower archwire is attached to each bracket on the lower arch. This structure exerts force that repositions the teeth as desired.

How do braces work?

Braces work by putting continuous pressure on each tooth to reposition them into the target position. Braces are tightened by increasing this force slightly during each check up. This ensures they continue to straighten the teeth until the proper position has been achieved.

Do I need braces?

People of all ages need braces for a range of reasons. You may wish to wear braces if you have crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, or an overbite, underbite or crossbite.

Braces straighten teeth and can significantly enhance your appearance, but they also serve a functional purpose. Crooked or crowded teeth are difficult to clean, which in turn can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, a misaligned bite can cause excessive wear on certain teeth, leading to their loss. Braces can prevent these types of problems before they become severe.

To determine whether you qualify for braces in Newcastle NSW, please book a consultation with our friendly orthodontic team today. 

Do braces fix an open bite?

Both metal and ceramic braces can fix an open bite by shifting the upper back teeth up and/or the front teeth down. This repositioning balances the bite.

At ABC Orthodontics, we have helped many patients to correct their bites with braces. To learn whether this is the right treatment option for you, please book a consultation at our dental clinic today. 

Which type of braces is right for me?

The different types of braces include traditional metal braces, clear or ceramic braces and self-ligating braces.

If you are mostly concerned about your appearance during treatment, then clear braces may be your best option. Alternatively, if you are more concerned about comfort, then self-ligating braces are recommended. Lastly, the most affordable options are traditional metal braces.

In order to determine which of these options is best for you and your particular orthodontic needs, an in-office consultation is required. At this consultation, we will examine your teeth and bite, listen to your concerns and describe your options in more detail.

For more information regarding the types of braces we use at ABC Orthodontics, please download our Braces Guide.

How long does it take to put braces on?

It tends to take one to two hours to put braces on. This general estimate includes the time spent to clean your teeth before affixing the brackets and may vary depending on the type of braces.

Do braces hurt?

Braces can cause mild discomfort, usually directly after they are fitted and tightened. This pain and sensitivity usually dissipates within a few days. However, you may also feel aches and irritation if part of the brace rubs or pokes your cheeks and lips. Your orthodontist will explain how to cover a wire or bracket with wax if it is irritating your cheek or gums.

How long do braces stay on for?

The length of time that braces need to stay on depends on the condition of your teeth pre-treatment, the type of braces you have and how old you are. This time frame can range from six months to several years. 

At ABC Orthodontics, your orthodontist will inform you of the required duration to achieve your desired results during the initial appointment.

How do I keep my teeth and braces clean?

It’s extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene while wearing braces. At ABC Orthodontics, we will provide you with a cleaning kit that is composed of a dental pick, a spiral interproximal brush, dental floss and a floss threader. These supplies can be used at school and work or while traveling.

What happens if a wire or bracket breaks?

If a wire or bracket breaks, please contact us as soon as possible. We will then schedule an emergency appointment to correct the problem. This is important for keeping your treatment on schedule.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of braces in Newcastle NSW varies according to the type, degree and complexity of treatment required to straighten your teeth and/or align your bite. 

Each treatment plan is personalised and written estimates are provided after the initial examination. To confirm the extent of treatment you require and its price, please book a consultation at ABC Orthodontics today.