Braces in Sutton Coldfield
Traditional & Cosmetic Braces
Braces can not only help to transform your smile, but also your confidence.
Most people tend to have Braces during childhood, however if you did not benefit from orthodontics as a child, we can still straighten your teeth.
Our talented team of dentists and orthodontist will work with you to give you a straight, pleasing smile that’ll transform your life.
There are many types of Braces available, including Adult Braces and Clear Braces. Our Dental Staff will advise on which treatment is best for you
Invisalign consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable clear aligners that allow complete discreet teeth straightening. They are especially suitable for adults who do not want to compromise their appearance during their orthodontic treatment.
Generally Invisalign is used to treat the following:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Teeth in Cross bite
Essentially there are two kinds of brace:
- Fixed braces in Sutton Coldfield– These are individually fixed to the teeth with a special glue and therefore cannot be removed by the patient. This type of brace is used when the teeth are very crooked and offers the best results. Some patients (especially children) like to choose different colours on the brace to make them trendier, eg the colours of their favourite football team. Adults may wish to choose clear or ‘invisible’ braces.
- Removable braces – Are very useful at moving either individual or groups of teeth, for example for correcting a deep bite or widening a narrow upper jaw. As such they can be used at an earlier age than the fixed brace. This type of treatment usually precedes fixed brace treatment. The big advantage of removable braces is that they are easily cleaned.
The time needed to effect the necessary corrections very much depends on:
How crooked the teeth are.
The more complicated the problem, the longer the treatment is likely to take; eg teeth that have failed to grow into the mouth properly can take up to two years to straighten.
The type of brace.
Fixed brace treatment on average will take up to 18 months and removable brace treatment, from 6-9 months.
Repeated breakages and poor cleaning of the brace will significantly delay treatment time.
The fitting of the brace is not painful. The patient may well experience a degree of discomfort, from both the teeth and inside of the cheeks, for a few days following the initial placement of the brace and subsequent adjustments.
Once the brace (fixed or removable) has been fitted, visits to the orthodontist at 4-6 week intervals will be needed in order to monitor progress and have the brace adjusted. It is very important to continue with regular check-ups with a dentist to ensure that the teeth and gums remain in the very best condition possible throughout the treatment.
It is essential to ensure that both the teeth and the brace are kept as clean as possible. Any particles of food and plaque left around the brace means that you are more at risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. The orthodontist, dentist or hygienist will advise about the use of any special toothpastes, brushes or mouth rinses to help keep your mouth as healthy as possible during your orthodontic treatment.
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