Fixed braces

Fixed braces are the most well-known teeth alignment treatment. A series of brackets is adhered directly to your teeth, connected by metallic or elastic arches that are adjusted at intervals by your orthodontist until the desired alignment is achieved.

What do fixed braces involve?

Traditional braces are metal, but you also have the option of choosing ceramic braces, which are made to match the colour of your teeth and are a more discreet option. After a thorough assessment of your teeth, your orthodontist will adhere the brackets to the front of your teeth which will connect with either arch (made from either wire or elastic). Every six to eight weeks, your orthodontist will tighten the archwire encouraging your teeth to move into their new, desired alignment. In adults, this process usually takes from 18 months to three years.

The benefits of fixed braces:

  • They are a strong, durable tooth alignment option.
  • They are best suited for over-crowded and crooked teeth.
  • They are cost-effective.   

If you would like to have straighter teeth, contact Rainham Dental & Implant Clinic in Rainham today to book a consultation.

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