Fixed Braces

Straightening

Fixed Braces

Gentle pressure wire frames fix teeth alignment and produce beautiful smiles.


Fixed Braces benefits

Straighten teeth

Fixed or cosmetic fixed braces straighten teeth for a beautiful, confident smile.

Effective

From cosmetic to deeper dental issues, fixed braces are a time-tested, effective solution.

Customisable aesthetic

Customise braces with colour, or opt for clear wire or tooth colour for less visibility.


What are Fixed Braces?

There are two types: fixed braces, and cosmetic fixed braces. We help examine the need for braces and refer you to an appropriate orthodontist for creating bespoke braces. Our fixed braces improve the appearance of crowded, protruding, or overbite smiles. These can be provided free on the NHS for under 18s or treated privately with no waiting list. 

Cosmetic fixed braces on the other hand cannot be provided on the NHS for free. These are more appropriate for purely cosmetic rather than deeper dental issues. They’re lightweight, discreet, and produce results in months rather than years.  

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How it works

1

Examination and diagnosis.

The orthodontist examines your teeth with x-rays, photos, and impressions prior to treatment and assesses your suitability for treatment

2

Preparing teeth.

A clinician will then clean and polish your teeth, and prepare them for braces to be fitted.

3

Bonding brackets.

Brackets are attached to the teeth using dental adhesive, and extra adhesive is removed.

4

Attaching wires and bands.

Archwires are threaded through the brackets, small elastic bands hold the wires in place.

5

Adjustments and monitoring.

Return for regular visits, modifications to braces may be necessary to straighten teeth further.



A word from our patients

We always want to make sure our patients have an exceptional experience and leave our practices with happy smiles. Here are some of our most recent success stories.

The service I received at Rodericks Dental Partners was amazing. They were there for me every step of the way and eased my worries.


FAQs

How do removable braces work?

Removable braces, or retainer-style braces, usually combine an acrylic plate and a stainless-steel wire. They are made using your dental impressions and move your teeth gently into the desired position with the help of continual adjustment by your dentist.

How long should I wear removable braces for each day?

You should wear your removable braces all the time – except for when you need to eat, clean your teeth or play contact sports. The advantage of removable braces is that you can clean your teeth more effectively than with fixed braces, reducing your risk of any unwanted oral health problems during treatment.

How are removable braces fitted?

Removable braces are made in a dental lab using your dental impressions. Your dentist will show you how to clip them into place and remove them for cleaning.

How long does removable braces treatment take?

Typically, treatment with removable braces is faster than with fixed braces and is usually completed in under 12 months.


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