One of the most common questions patients ask our team is what can be done to improve their smile. We offer a range of teeth straightening solutions that will give you back the confidence to show off your smile.
Fixed braces are one of the most commonly used treatments to straighten teeth for patients of all ages, with modern braces much more subtle than they used to be.
Your dentist will take the time to discuss your teeth straightening treatment options, based on your requirements and circumstances, and answer any questions you may have.
For fixed braces, square brackets are firmly attached to the front of each tooth, with a wire running through each bracket, along with other attachments if necessary, which will gradually move the teeth into the correct position. The time it takes for the straightening to be completed will vary between patients, however with fixed braces, we would expect treatment to take around 18-24 months.
After the fixed brace is fitted, patients may experience a little discomfort for a couple of days, as the teeth will be tender, however this will soon diminish. Extra care should be taken to ensure the teeth and fixed braces are kept as clean as possible at home, and your dentist will discuss the best ways you can achieve and maintain excellent oral health throughout your straightening treatment, which could include regular dental hygiene appointments.
Patients with fixed braces will need to return to see their dentist regularly so the progress can be checked and wires adjusted to continue alignment of the teeth. Again, your dentist will work with you decide the exact treatment schedule you will require to suit your needs and deliver the results you are looking for.