Braces can give you the ability to smile with confidence is the most rewarding part of our work.
By using orthodontics, we can create the perfect smile by moving your teeth using a number of different braces giving you a healthy smile, which will also produce a healthy arrangement of teeth and gums.
We have a wide range of brace types that we can use, allowing you to rest, work or play with a brace that suits you socially and with comfort.
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There are various types of braces available including:
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A removable brace is a plastic plate with delicate wires and springs attached. As the name suggests, this appliance can be removed for cleaning.
Fitting and adjusting the removable brace is relatively simple and will not take long.
Removable braces incorporate various types of springs to tip and tilt the teeth into position but they are not able to apply rotational or bodily movement to teeth. Removable appliances are worn 24/7 (except when you are eating, swimming or playing contact sports) and are commonly worn as part of more straightforward orthodontic treatments.
Wearing a removable brace may produce more saliva in your mouth and you may find it harder to talk and swallow for a while, but these symptoms will rapidly disappear as you get used to the foreign object in the mouth.
How do fixed braces work?
Individual brackets are stuck directly to the teeth and connected by flexible wires which are tightened at regular intervals.
If a fixed brace is recommended, you may be able to choose between ceramic (tooth-coloured) or metal brackets. Fixed appliances are glued directly to the teeth, which is why they are called fixed braces as they are not removable by the patient.
With fixed braces, individual control of each tooth is possible which means that detailed positioning and a high standard of finish can be obtained. Fitting and adjusting fixed braces is a highly skilled and lengthy process.
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