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Welcome to Smile Perfection, your trusted dental practice in Pretoria! We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile

Our braces service offers effective orthodontic solutions to align your teeth and improve your oral health. Read on to learn more about braces and how they can benefit you.

What are braces?

Braces are orthodontic appliances that help straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. They are a popular and proven method for achieving a confident smile. 

At Smile Perfection, our experienced orthodontists use the latest techniques and technology to provide personalized and effective braces treatment.

Types of Braces

We offer a range of braces options to suit your preferences and treatment needs:

  1. Traditional Metal Braces: These are the most common type of braces, made of high-quality stainless steel. Metal braces are durable and highly effective in aligning teeth.
  2. Clear Braces: Made of ceramic or composite materials, clear braces are less noticeable than metal braces. They blend in with the natural color of your teeth, providing a discreet treatment option.
  3. Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. They are a great choice for individuals who want their treatment to be discreet.


Preparing for a braces procedure involves a few steps to ensure a smooth and successful treatment process. 

Here are some guidelines on how to prepare:

  1. Schedule a Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist at Smile Perfection. During this appointment, the orthodontist will evaluate your dental condition, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you.
  2. Address Oral Health Issues: It’s essential to address any existing oral health issues before getting braces. This may include treating tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental problems. Your orthodontist will guide you on any necessary treatments and ensure your teeth and gums are in good health before starting the braces procedure.
  3. Dental Cleaning: Before the braces are applied, it’s beneficial to undergo a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove any plaque, tartar, or stains from your teeth, providing a clean surface for the braces to be placed.
  4. Consider Dietary Adjustments: While wearing braces, certain foods can pose a challenge and potentially damage the braces or cause discomfort. It’s advisable to start making dietary adjustments before the braces procedure. Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can get stuck in the braces or bend the wires. Your orthodontist will provide you with a list of foods to avoid and offer alternative options.
  5. Oral Hygiene Routine: Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. Before getting braces, establish a thorough oral hygiene routine that includes brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing at least once a day. Your orthodontist will provide guidance on the best techniques and tools to clean around the braces effectively.

Remember, every patient’s situation is unique, so it’s crucial to follow the specific instructions provided by your orthodontist at Smile Perfection. 

They will guide you through the preparation process and ensure that you are ready for your braces procedure.


  1. Application of Orthodontic Adhesive: Once your teeth are clean and dry, the orthodontist will apply a special adhesive to the surface of each tooth where the brackets will be placed. The adhesive is a safe and durable material that allows the brackets to securely bond to your teeth.
  2. Placement of Brackets: The orthodontist will carefully position each bracket onto the front surface of your teeth according to the predetermined treatment plan. The brackets are made of metal, ceramic, or composite materials and have a small slot to hold the archwire.
  3. Attachment of Archwire: Once the brackets are in place, an archwire is threaded through the slots of the brackets. The archwire exerts gentle pressure on the teeth, guiding them into the desired positions. The orthodontist will secure the archwire to each bracket using ligatures (tiny elastic bands), wires, or clips.
  4. Adjustment and Securing of Braces: The orthodontist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure the proper alignment of the brackets and archwire. This may involve tightening the wire or changing the ligatures. The braces should be secure but allow for movement as the teeth gradually shift into place.
  5. Additional Components: Depending on your specific treatment plan, additional components such as elastics or springs may be attached to the braces to address specific tooth movements or jaw alignment.
  6. Bite Evaluation: After the braces are in place, your orthodontist will assess your bite to ensure proper alignment and functionality. They may make additional adjustments to optimize your bite and overall treatment outcome.
  7. Oral Care and Hygiene Instructions: Your orthodontist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your braces and maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment. This will include guidance on brushing techniques, flossing with braces, and using interdental brushes or other cleaning aids.
  8. Follow-up Appointments: Throughout your braces treatment, you will need to visit your orthodontist for periodic adjustments. These appointments will involve tightening or replacing the archwire, checking the progress of tooth movement, and making any necessary modifications to the braces.

Remember, each individual’s treatment plan may vary, so it’s important to consult with your orthodontist at Smile Perfection for specific details and instructions related to your braces procedure.


Getting braces offers numerous benefits, both aesthetically and functionally. 

Here are some of the key advantages of orthodontic treatment:

  1. Improved Appearance: One of the primary benefits of getting braces is achieving a straighter and more attractive smile. Misaligned or crooked teeth can be realigned and properly positioned, enhancing your facial aesthetics and boosting your self-confidence.
  2. Enhanced Oral Health: Straightening your teeth with braces can significantly improve your oral health. When teeth are crowded or crooked, it becomes challenging to clean them properly. This increases the risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Braces help align teeth, making them easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Corrected Bite Alignment: Orthodontic treatment can address bite issues, such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. Properly aligning your bite improves chewing and speech functions and can help prevent jaw pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and excessive wear on teeth.
  4. Reduced Risk of Dental Trauma: Misaligned teeth can protrude or overlap, increasing the chances of dental trauma, such as chipped or fractured teeth. By aligning your teeth with braces, you can reduce the risk of accidental damage and protect your oral health.
  5. Enhanced Digestion and Nutritional Intake: Teeth that are properly aligned and functioning well contribute to effective chewing and digestion. By improving your bite, braces can help ensure that you can chew food properly, aiding digestion and enabling better absorption of nutrients from the food you eat.
  6. Long-Term Results: Orthodontic treatment with braces offers lasting results. Once your braces are removed, you will typically wear retainers to maintain the alignment achieved. By following your orthodontist’s instructions and wearing retainers as directed, you can enjoy the benefits of your straightened smile for years to come.

It’s important to consult with an orthodontist at Smile Perfection to assess your specific needs and determine the potential benefits you can gain from getting braces. 

They will provide a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique dental situation, ensuring the best possible outcome for your oral health and smile aesthetics.


Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment with braces. Here are some important tips for taking care of your braces:

  1. Oral Hygiene: Maintain a diligent oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and braces clean. Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal, making sure to clean around the brackets and wires. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, floss daily using special floss threaders or orthodontic floss designed for braces. Consider using an antimicrobial mouthwash to help kill bacteria.
  2. Dietary Considerations: Be mindful of your diet and make appropriate adjustments to protect your braces. Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods that can get stuck in your braces or potentially damage them. Some examples include chewing gum, caramel, hard candies, popcorn, and ice. Cut hard or crunchy foods into smaller, bite-sized pieces to minimize the stress on your braces.
  3. Use of Orthodontic Wax: Your orthodontist may provide you with orthodontic wax, which can be applied to the braces to alleviate any discomfort caused by friction between your braces and oral tissues. Apply a small amount of wax to any brackets or wires that are causing irritation or sore spots.
  4. Regular Orthodontic Appointments: Attend your scheduled orthodontic appointments for adjustments and progress monitoring. Your orthodontist will make necessary changes to the archwire and adjust the tension to continue guiding your teeth into their desired positions. These appointments are crucial for the success of your treatment.
  5. Handling Discomfort: It is common to experience some discomfort or soreness during the initial days or after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can help alleviate any pain. A saltwater rinse (warm water mixed with salt) may provide temporary relief for oral sores or ulcers.
  6. Sports and Physical Activities: If you participate in sports or engage in physical activities, it’s important to protect your braces. Wear a mouthguard provided by your orthodontist to prevent injuries to your lips, cheeks, and braces. Mouthguards help absorb the impact and minimize the risk of damage during contact sports or activities with a high risk of falls.
  7. Avoiding Bad Habits: Refrain from habits that can harm your braces, such as chewing on pens, biting your nails, or opening packages with your teeth. These actions can loosen brackets or damage wires, prolonging your treatment time.
  8. Retainers: After your braces are removed, your orthodontist will provide you with retainers. Follow the instructions on wearing and caring for your retainers. Consistent retainer use is crucial to maintaining the alignment achieved with braces.

Always consult with your orthodontist at Smile Perfection for personalized aftercare instructions tailored to your specific orthodontic treatment. They will

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Before getting braces, it’s important to gather all the necessary information. Here are some questions you may consider asking your orthodontist:

  • What are the different types of braces available, and which one is suitable for my case?
  • How long will the treatment process take?
  • What specific oral health issues will braces address in my case?
  • What are the potential risks or complications associated with braces?
  • Will I need any extractions or other dental procedures before getting braces?
  • How often will I need to visit the orthodontist for adjustments?
  • What is the cost of braces and are there any financing options available?

The rules for braces involve certain guidelines and restrictions to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment and the protection of your braces. Some common rules for braces include:

  • Avoiding sticky, chewy, or hard foods that can damage braces.
  • Regularly cleaning your teeth and braces, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Wearing a mouthguard during sports or physical activities to protect your braces.
  • Following any specific instructions given by your orthodontist regarding rubber bands, elastics, or other additional components.
  • Attending all scheduled orthodontic appointments for adjustments and progress monitoring.

The installation of braces typically takes about 1 to 2 hours. The actual duration may vary depending on the complexity of your case and the type of braces being used. 

During this time, your orthodontist will clean your teeth, apply adhesive, place the brackets, attach the archwire, and make any necessary adjustments.

The number of visits required before getting braces can vary depending on the individual and the specific treatment plan. On average, you can expect to have 1 to 3 preliminary visits for consultations, evaluations, and treatment planning. 

These visits will involve discussions with your orthodontist, dental impressions, X-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.

The exact number of visits can be determined during the consultation process, as it depends on factors such as your dental condition and the complexity of your case.

Yes, you can still play musical instruments and participate in sports while wearing braces. However, it’s important to take precautions to protect your braces. 

Consider using mouthguards for contact sports and talking to your orthodontist about any necessary adjustments or recommendations for playing musical instruments.

Yes, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene while wearing braces. Your orthodontist will provide instructions on how to properly brush and floss your teeth with braces. 

You may need to use specialized tools, such as interdental brushes or floss threaders, to clean around the brackets and wires effectively.

While wearing braces, it’s important to make some adjustments to your eating habits. Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods that can damage your braces or get stuck.

 It’s best to choose softer foods and cut harder or crunchy foods into smaller pieces to minimize the risk of damage to your braces.

What Our Patients Say

kgomosto debeta
kgomosto debeta
Best dental practice ever, The stuff was super great, and made me to choose a better treatment for my teeth. Thank you so much Smile perfection for your amazing services. I'm definitely coming back!!!!
Vanessa Makwakwa
Vanessa Makwakwa
Went earlier for a teeth cleaning, and was welcomed by a very friendly receptionist and the Doctor himself is very cheerful. The experience was painless and l can't wait for my next appointment
Lucia Mkwanazi
Lucia Mkwanazi
Dear Doctor Maubane Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful smile! I can't stop looking at the mirror. My mom even says that I smile 😁 a lot more now! You made my experience with braces really nice, I'm so glad you were my orthodontist for this process once more THANK YOU so much 🙏🙏
Bongiwe Ngobese
Bongiwe Ngobese
Best dental care service ever, everyone is so welcoming and friendly from the Receptionist to the service provider himself Dr FP Maubane
Dineo Phasha
Dineo Phasha
I would recommend everyone to Dr Maubane let me tell my beautiful story with Dr Maubane, I went to Dr and consult about my tooth cause I've been suffering with my front tooth for so long and it was very painful and lifeless tooth he gave me options what to do with my tooth and that time I was losing hope that my tooth will never be saved but this magical Dr definitely did save my tooth and he even offer a free consultation now Im pain free and my tooth is still there, I'm highly recommending Dr Maubane the best dentist ever😎
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
Mokotedi Ditlhakanyane
I have had the most wonderful experience with Dr Patrick Maubane. If someone is able to bring out the most beautiful smile of your child back and that being able to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem what more can you ask for. I recommend Dr Maubane to anyone due to his professional ethic, dedication to the profession and commitment. Thank You So Much for your self-lessness. I strongly recommend you for your excellent workmanship.
Morateng Tyhali
Morateng Tyhali
I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. It's either he doesn't know what he's doing or he's chasing to claim more from medical aid. My daughter went there on Monday to take out a wisdom tooth (it was not painful at the time). He injected her on the gums and sent her for x-ray afterwards. After x-ray results that's when he saw that actually he can't take out that tooth but four of them have be removed from the theater. I mean who starts with injection before x-rays 🤷? You can't start with the last procedure and end with the first one. If he started with what comes first he could have seen that there was no need to inject the poor child. So he just caused my daughter an unnecessary pain cos the tooth was not taken out. He injected her for fun nje. So if you love yourself, don't even try going there. On top of that, when I enquired about this, he was so rude to the core!!!! And unprofessional at the same time. I will book my daughter to someone who knows her/his story,.
kgopotso mahlanyana
kgopotso mahlanyana
Service received was very satisfactory. Well advised . Thank you.
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