Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience

Are fixed braces a good option for teeth straightening?

Are fixed braces a good option for teeth straightening?

Here at our practice, we love providing traditional fixed braces to our patients. They can help with an array of problems such as misalignment, overcrowding or gaps in your teeth. If you think this treatment is right for you, then don't hesitate to contact us today for an appointment!

What are they?

Fixed braces are a very effective method of teeth straightening Marylebone, and can really help to transform the look of your smile. This is done with the use of brackets and wires, the brackets are small pieces of metal that are attached to the front of your teeth, and they are connected by a wire. This mix of brackets and wires creates a tension that moves your teeth into a straighter position.

What's our process?

Before having braces attached, it is vital that you have a consultation with us. We will examine your teeth and take various scans to get a clear image of your teeth and determine whether you are eligible or not. We will then use the scans to plan out your braces treatment so it is specific to you and gives you the best results possible.

When it comes to attaching your braces, we will begin by attaching one bracket on the front of each tooth, which is done by us using a dental cement as an adhesive to attach them. Once they have set and dried, we will connect the brackets together with a wire. This is usually done on both your top and bottom set of teeth, but if you just want to straighten your top teeth for example, we can also do this. Once your brackets and wires are on you'll be ready to truly start your teeth straightening Marylebone journey! We will invite you to an appointment every few weeks so that we can tighten your braces. As your teeth move, the braces need to move with them to continue working at their full effectiveness, and tightening them helps with this.

The amount of time that it takes to complete the treatment varies depending on the severity of your case. Sometimes it can take 6 months, and other times it can take a couple of years, it really comes down to your individual needs.

Once you've finished this teeth straightening Marylebone treatment and your braces have been taken off, you can enjoy your new, straighter smile. It's important to protect your teeth from moving back to their original positions, and this can be done by wearing a retainer. They are usually worn at night, and will ensure that your teeth stay in their new, straighter place. We can provide you with a custom-made one so it's as comfortable as possible.

The advantages

Fixed appliance

One of the things that has attracted our patients to this treatment is the fact that the braces are fixed to your teeth. This means that you won't have to worry about them coming loose or falling out.

Well known and effective

Traditional fixed braces have been around for quite a while now, and they are a very well known and trusted way to straighten your smile. They have also maintained popularity throughout the years, and you can see why from the results of thousands of people who have used them successfully, including our own patients.