Not easy to see who is wearing fixed braces in the image above, quite different from the train tracks of old. Her smile is unhindered and the braces are not unsightly, even in close up.
She chose a silver metallic finish, others prefer to select from a wide range of colours, or no colour at all. Advances in clear ceramic brackets have created an almost invisible option.
A specialist orthodontic practice will not only provide this choice, they can offer a number of options on braces, each tailor made for you.
Fixed braces tend to be a good decision where precise tooth movement is needed, perhaps for multiple teeth. They give your orthodontist excellent control, to help build a fine smile for the future.
The first step on the braces journey is an assessment with a specialist orthodontist. They carry out a detailed physical examination, take x-rays, or images and get to know you.
Understanding your teeth is naturally important, although so is appreciating your wishes and preferences. Your case may be best treated by fixed braces, or they could be your choice.
There are advantages, treatment is more or less guaranteed to work, no need to worry about managing, or swapping aligners, a consistent, straightforward experience.
Every option which is suited to your needs will be discussed, along with cost, time required for treatment and any questions you raise. Where fixed braces are selected, treatment can soon begin.
Treatment With Fixed Braces
An appointment will be made for fitting, this takes a while but is not a painful procedure. Once the braces are in place, your orthodontist will set them up precisely for first stage change.
About every 6 weeks, you return to our London clinic for a check up and adjustment. As the shape of your teeth improves, small changes to the braces are made to continue movement in the right direction.
There will be ample time for you to discuss any concerns you have, or to review progress, the appointment is yours.
Treatment duration is also individual and could vary from 12 to 24 months, depending on the complexity of your case. The key is to ensure the changes you want come to fruition.
Our Harley Street Clinic
Our role and pleasure is to see you complete treatment, gain a great smile for life and often an improvement in dental health.
To achieve this, our London clinic provides a respected orthodontic specialist and state of the art facilities. Your treatment plan will be precise and well supported throughout.
All our staff understand this is a once in a lifetime procedure. You are welcome to contact them for a chat, arrange an assessment, or see more information on a popular option, along with information on wearing braces: