The Traditional fixed braces systems used by our Orthodontic Specialists combine the latest technology and modern brackets. We can offer metal and white (ceramic) brackets systems. A highly effective form of orthodontic treatment, fixed braces are familiar to many patients. Modern appliances are smaller and less noticeable than in the past.
White Ceramic fixed braces are the more aesthetically pleasing option to many. Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional metal fixed ones. However, they are much more aesthetically pleasing as the brackets are made of a translucent ceramic material which allows the natural colour of your teeth to show through. You’ll be noticed but your braces won’t!
Ceramic braces may be used whenever metal versions are appropriate for treatment. They’re strong like metal, come off easily at the end of treatment, won’t stain or discolour and you can wear them even if you participate in sports. The clear brackets and bands also make the device less visible, therefore more discreet.
Fixed braces provide an excellent way to effectively straighten teeth, improve their alignment and reduce bite problems.
Patients with a fixed brace will have brackets individually attached to the front of each tooth, which are then all connected by a wire, which exerts gentle pressure and traction on the teeth, moving them into their correct position.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, our orthodontist will begin by making a full assessment of the mouth and teeth, so they can make a recommendation about the most suitable treatment options. They will answer any questions you may have and if you wish to go ahead, a bespoke treatment plan will be drawn up for you.
It will be necessary to visit your orthodontist every few weeks so that we can check on your progress and adjust your braces to continue the straightening process. It will also be important to maintain excellent dental hygiene throughout orthodontic treatment, so we would recommend regular visits to see our hygienists.