In spite of all of the advances in orthodontics in recent years, conventional fixed braces still offer a versatile and cost-effective solution to a wide variety of orthodontic issues.
The technology behind fixed braces is tried and tested, and proven to produce effective, reliable results in treating crowding, gaps, rotation, misalignment and more. And thanks to their unrivalled versatility, the trusted fixed brace remains the go-to solution for complex orthodontic cases.
The Dentist UK is pleased to offer treatments ranging from standard metal braces to more discreet ceramic and lingual options.
The process of fitting fixed braces may differ slightly depending on which type of braces you opt for. But the basic principles remain the same. We’ll begin by taking an impression of your teeth to ensure the appliance is a perfect fit for your teeth. We’ll send the impression off to a laboratory to be fabricated by skilled technicians ready to be fitted.
At your fitting, we’ll begin the process of bonding the brace to your teeth using a strong fixative to attach the brackets one-by-one.
Each bracket is connected to its neighbour by wire. And it is by tightening this wire that your dentist gently draws the teeth into the correct position over time. The wires need to be tightened regularly by our team – usually every four to ten weeks, depending on which type of brace you choose.
Treatment time also varies. Some braces, such as our discreet Six Month Smiles, achieve fast results by acting only on the teeth which are visible when we smile. Other more comprehensive straightening treatments take much longer – up to two years in some cases.
Standard fixed metal braces offer cost-effective, reliable results and are suitable for treating a wide range of issues, including more complex problems.
This discreet, tooth-coloured fixed brace acts only on the front teeth which are visible when we talk and smile, achieving fantastic results in six months or less.
When discretion is a concern, ceramic fixed braces could be the answer. Fabrication in tooth-coloured ceramic makes them difficult to spot at work.
Attached to the back of the teeth where they can’t be seen, fixed lingual braces offer the ultimate in discreet treatment.