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Braces In The 80s, That’s Where They Should Stay!

Braces are small porcelain or metal brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are linked to each other by an archwire. The tightness of the wire varies, to reposition the teeth gradually. A brace is designed to apply slight pressure to the teeth. This pressure, which is usually steady, will reposition the teeth optimally. The brace wire may have to be replaced many times with a thicker variant to continue moving the teeth until you obtain your desired results.

Braces are designed to correct the position of your teeth, both simultaneously and individually. After installing the braces, they have to be adjusted to maintain the right degree of tension. You also have to follow-up with your dentist (usually every 6-8 weeks) so that he or she can monitor your treatment.

How do braces work?

Braces take advantage of the ability of your teeth to shift or move when there’s a gap. Braces apply pressure continuously to each tooth. The gradual movement of your teeth changes the shape of the bone while the pressure is being applied. The truth is that teeth placement in the mouth is quite malleable.

What conditions require the use of braces?

Some of the reasons why people sign up for orthodontic treatments include:

  • Correcting an overbite or very high teeth.
  • Teeth realignment.
  • Correcting a diastema (also known as a dental overlap).
  • Preventing premature dental erosion.

Braces now vs. braces in the 80s 

Every day, we meet one or two people who had braces in their youth, and for some reason, are now using it again as adults. When these people see the modern braces, they usually wonder how much they’ve changed and the answer is not much at all!

What modern improvements have been made?

Modern braces can straighten your teeth within a timeline of approximately 18 months. Braces in the 70s and braces in the 80s were aesthetically unpleasant and very cumbersome. It gave the mouth an “ugly, metal” appearance. The good news is that they’ve long been replaced with less cumbersome and someone lighter, although there are still much better solutions today.

Braces in the 80s
Beam is cheaper, more comfortable and more efficient than conventional braces

Beam clear aligners are near invisible because they are produced from a clear transparent bpa free plastic. They are also smaller, lighter, and more comfortable because your mouth doesn’t need to adapt to too much foreign material. The materials used in our modern clear aligners are more advanced and flexible, allowing your teeth to move with better speed and precision compared to what it was three decades ago. 

At Beam, we work hard to ensure that our costs are low and very affordable. You also have access to flexible financing options to make your treatment even more convenient.

Once you’ve purchased your Beam impression kit and approved your beam clear aligner treatment plan, you can enjoy $700 off our single payment plan. What’s more? All payment plans include free teeth whitening and a set of retainers for post-treatment valued at $240.

Responsive customer service

Beam believes in high standards. This explains why our local Australian support team are available to respond to your inquiries 24/7. You can email us at or send us a message via WhatsApp on +61421577409.

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