Traditional fixed metal braces are by far, the most well know and widely used braces around. Though there are a number of brace different brace choices out there; These tried and tested fixed braces offer precise, predictable results. Which is why they remain extremely popular.
Tradition fixed braces consist of brackets, which are fixed or bonded to your teeth. They are then joined together using a metal wire. Then rubber bands are attached to each individual bracket holding the wire firmly in place. It is the gradual force created by the wire that moves your teeth into their correct position.
Precise, predictable results
Durable and strong, as they are made from metal
Firmly fixed in place, they will continually straighten your teeth and you don’t need to worry about taking them in and out
Changeable, colourful bands make them very popular with children
These braces are the original orthodontic treatment, and so, have been developed to correct a wide range of problems. From slight misalignment to more complex issues.
✔ Excessive Over Crowding
✔ Bite Correction
✔ Orthodontist Controlled
✔ Irregular Tooth Eruption
✔ Narrow Arch
This is one of our most commonly asked questions. And, unfortunately there is no definite answer. Generally speaking braces are usually worn between 18months to 2 years. However, some cases will require a longer treatment time, where other could be significantly shorter.
In order to determine which type of braces will work best for you and how long treatment is likely to take we need to see your teeth! Take our 2 minute test to see what choice is right for you. Simply upload your photos and our specialist Orthodontist Dr Anthony Lam will review your smile and email you with suitable treatment options, as well as, an idea of treatments time and costs.