Traditional fixed braces
Fixed metal braces have always been a popular option for straightening teeth, due to their effective and predictable results.
Brackets are bonded onto the teeth, with a wire that runs across them. This wire creates the force to gradually align the teeth. Traditional braces are a trusted and reliable method of achieving precise straightening results, and are still widely used for patients for all ages. This is the type of brace used under NHS orthodontic care, for qualifying patients. Fixed braces are also available under private care, and can be offered for Under 18s at a fixed fee with our Orthodontic Essentials treatment.
Although self-ligating braces look very similar to traditional metal braces, there is a distinct difference.
Instead of using small elastic bands to attach the wire to your brace’s brackets, self-ligating braces feature a small spring clip, reducing friction between bracket and wire. There is less likelihood of these braces discolouring between appointments.
Here at Total Orthodontics we offer both metal and clear Damon self-ligating braces, both of which come with our ‘tried and tested’ stamp of approval.
You can read more about our clear fixed braces here.
To find out if fixed braces are right for you, come and see your local Total Orthodontics practice for a free, no-obligation consultation.