Fixed braces are sometimes referred to as ‘train tracks’ or ‘fixed appliances’. These brackets are bonded to teeth, which in turn hold a wire to create tension and gradually pull teeth into alignment. An orthodontist will regularly modify this tension to ensure the correct alignment.
Does it take long? Is it painful?
No two mouths are exactly the same, so this can vary a little depending on your individual circumstances. Most people can expect a treatment time of 12 to 18 months, but for some individuals it can take as little as 3 months.
The treatment itself isn’t painful, but you can expect to feel some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to wearing one. Over time with repeated use, they will feel more comfortable and natural. Because the straightening process gradually moves your teeth into a different position, you may find your teeth are a little more sensitive.
Do you offer this service?
Orthodontics is a very specialised branch or dentistry, and we believe to consistently get the best results it needs to be carried out by dentists who only do orthodontics.
Orthodontic experts have had many years of extra training and we refer within the local area to these specialist practices. We have absolute confidence in their skills and integrity: they really do create spectacular smiles! They offer NHS and private treatment for children and private treatment for adults.