Sometimes known as train tracks, fixed metal braces consist of brackets which are bonded to the teeth. The glue won’t damage your teeth in any way, but it is strong enough to ensure the brackets will remain in position for the duration of the treatment. The brackets are connected using a wire, which guides the teeth into position. You will visit your dentist every few months for a check up and an adjustment to ensure the treatment is working as it should.
The most highly engineered brace system that exists, so it will accurately correct your smile in a predictable time frame.
What you loose in aesthetics you gain in comfort. The low profile and smooth edges are great when considering treatment in children and lengthy treatment in adults.
The increased strength of metal braces mean they will give you the maximum result within a minimal timeframe compared to cosmetic options
The treatment gave me confidence from start to finish. I wish I’d done it years ago. You don’t realise how important your smile is. Invisalign has had a massive impact on my life: I smile confidently, I look better in photographs –my teeth aren’t an obsession anymore. The results were everything I imagined.
Your dentist has referred you because he or she would like more information about the position of your teeth, or the way in which they are growing. As a specialist orthodontist, Dr Gosal can provide the details and treatment needed. If you have any questions, we’ll be able to answer them.
The treatment time depends on how many teeth need to be moved. The average time period is just 18 months.
The braces are bonded to your teeth, they will not fall off unless they have been damaged. The easiest way to damage them is by not being careful about what you eat and drink. If you do accidentally damage your braces, please give us a call and we’ll arrange an appointment to repair them.
Be careful not to eat sticky or chewy food, like sweets or chewing gum. These can get stuck in your braces and break the wires. Hard, crunchy foods such as apples and carrots, should be cut up into small pieces and biting down on ice should be avoided altogether.
The braces themselves won’t damage your teeth, but you will be more at risk of tooth decay as brushing your teeth is more of a challenge. We recommend you use a manual toothbrush rather than an electric one and we’ll give you advice on how to reach any awkward places. Cutting out sugary food will help prevent decay and plaque.