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Traditional fixed braces

Conventional braces remain an appliance of choice for many 

The combination of advances in orthodontic technology and traditional orthodontic methods has meant fixed stainless steel braces continue to bring patients great results. 

What are traditional fixed braces?

Traditional fixed braces are what most people think of when they think of orthodontics – individual stainless steel brackets fitted to the front surface of each tooth, with a thin metal wire, known as an archwire, connecting them all together. Small elastic bands then work with the brackets and wires to move teeth into position with gentle force. 

  • Traditional fixed braces
  • Traditional fixed braces
  • Traditional fixed braces
 

How do traditional fixed braces work?

Traditional fixed stainless steel braces work by exerting pressure onto the teeth to move them into position. This is done by the tightening of the archwire and with small elastic bands. While this pressure can be a little painful at times, usually after your ‘tightening appointment’, on the whole, you won’t even notice your teeth are moving. If you do experience some discomfort, this can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief as it only lasts a couple of days. 

Traditional fixed braces for ultimate results

Fixed stainless steel braces have continued to improve over time thanks to developments in orthodontic technology. This means, these braces are now suitable for patients of all ages because:

  • The brackets are much smaller and therefore more comfortable to wear
  • The system of brackets and archwires is simple yet effective
  • Special toothbrushes and mouthwash help enable you to clean your teeth thoroughly, even while wearing braces.
  • They are suitable for both major and minor orthodontic cases
  • They still get great results! 

Book a free consultation with us at The Orthodontic Centre today to find out more about traditional fixed braces.