Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience

What types of braces do we offer?

What types of braces do we offer?

Straightening your teeth is a really exciting time, and you want to make sure you are choosing the treatment that is right for you. We provide 3 different types of braces Marylebone to our patients who are struggling with their teeth, and we will ensure that you receive the results you are looking for, no matter which one you get. Each type has their own pros and cons, but the main aim of all of them is to straighten your smile as much as possible. These braces can help with a variety of things, such as misalignment, overcrowding, gappy teeth and more.

Fixed metal braces

The first type of braces Marylebone that we offer are traditional fixed metal braces, which you have probably heard of before. This is a very common treatment that our orthodontists provide on a regular basis, and has really helped to straighten our patients' smiles.

The braces are made up of brackets and wires, the brackets are attached to your teeth, and the wires connect them together. This mechanism is very effective when it comes to straightening more severe cases. It can help with improving misalignment, overbites, underbites and other conditions where teeth engender complex problems.

When you get traditional fixed braces Marylebone with us, our orthodontist will first attach the brackets (one on each tooth) using a dental cement. After this, they will attach the wires to connect everything together. The force of the wires pushing the brackets is what will move your teeth into a straighter position. In some cases, small elastic bands may also be attached to increase the tension. The total treatment time for fixed braces can vary anywhere between 6 months to 3 years, it all comes down to your individual needs. During this time, you will visit us regularly for tightening appointments, when we will adjust your braces so that they can continue to straighten your teeth as effectively as possible.

Incognito braces

The second brace option we provide to our patients is the Incognito system. This treatment uses a similar method to fixed braces with the use of brackets and wires, but instead of being attached to the front of your teeth, they will be on the back. This means that they will not be visible to other people which is great if you don't want to draw any unwanted attention to your teeth during the process. This system can be used on the top and/or bottom set of teeth to give you discreet yet effective results when it comes to straightening your smile.

Clear braces

The final option for you to choose from are clear braces. These also use the same method as traditional braces, but instead of coloured brackets being used, they are clear. This means that they are still attached to the front of your teeth, but are a lot less visible due to the clear brackets. Our patients have loved this because you can still get the effectiveness of traditional braces, but without drawing unwanted attention to your teeth in the process.

Why choose braces?

All of the above options are great ways of straightening your teeth, and the results can last a lifetime. Instead of opting for a cosmetic treatment to cover up your imperfections, we will always try and improve your natural teeth first, and braces are a perfect way to do this. As long as you use a retainer after the treatment is over, as you would with any teeth straightening treatment, then you can enjoy a straighter smile for years to come.