Metal Braces Treatment

When do braces come off

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Metal Braces

Braces provide a HANDLE on the tooth which allows it to be moved. Without a handle, we cannot hold the tooth effectively to move it. As well as a handle, a thin, flexible wire is clicked into each brace. Your doctor will make a prescription, like a set of glasses which helps guide the tooth to the desired movement.

Stainless steel or metal braces are all grey. These braces are small, strong, and resistant to discoloration. They are the most common braces at our practice, as well as being the most cost effective.

If you are concerned about the “Look” of the braces, you may select a clear ceramic brace. These work in exactly the same way as the metal brace and serve to function as a handle on the tooth. They are extremely clear and equally small like the metal brace. The braces are also made to be stain-resistant.

Some cases may be suitable for Invisalign treatment. This is a series of clear thin mouthguard aligners which apply pressure to move the teeth.

Your choice is dependent on your lifestyle, and budget.


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Well hello there brace face !

The basic design of Metal braces have been around for around for 100 years. Thankfully the technology has improved significantly to be able to make these braces as small, strong, and most importantly as comfortable as possible. Individual brackets are glued to each tooth and a specialised wire connects the wire together. By exerting pressure constantly on the teeth, these braces are able to effectively and gradually shift the teeth to their desired positioning. Each set of braces is tailored to each patient’s own mouth structure for optimised comfort and result control.

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Many celebrities have all had braces each of which has enhanced their smile. In this photo Tom Cruise is wearing Clear Ceramic Braces. This type of brace is made from porcelain or plastic and as the name suggests is clear.

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