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Fixed braces

Fixed metal braces are the traditional orthodontic treatment method and are renowned for achieving excellent results for patients. Although there are other new appliances on the market, at Angle House we continue to offer fixed braces as a treatment option because we know they work. 

How do fixed braces work?

Fixed braces comprise of two small components, metal brackets and elastic bands, which are linked together using special orthodontic wire, known as an archwire. The brackets, which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth with orthodontic adhesive, are usually made of stainless steel, but tooth coloured brackets are also available for a more aesthetic alternative. 

We also offer lingual braces where the brackets are fitted to the inside surface of your teeth. 

Fixed braces work by applying gentle pressure to your teeth to guide them into position. You will need to come in for an appointment every six-to-eight weeks for us to check the progress of your teeth and to tighten your braces. These adjustment appointments enable us to keep your treatment on track. 

What to expect when wearing braces

After you have fixed braces fitted it is important to bear some points in mind:

  • Your teeth will likely be sore for a few days. You can relieve this discomfort with over-the-counter pain relief much like you would take for a headache.
  • Please do not try and remove or wiggle the brace. The brackets are fixed to your teeth and the archwire has been fastened in place for the success of your treatment.
  • Avoid foods like toffees, boiled sweets chewing gum and cut hard foods like apples, crusty bread and corn on the cob into small pieces. If eaten, or bitten into, these foods have the potential to damage your braces which can prolong your treatment time.
  • If you take care of your braces and follow the instructions we provide you when your braces are fitted, it is unlikely that your braces will break. However, if you experience any problems with your fixed braces, give our friendly team a call.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces

Are fixed braces right for you?

Fixed braces can fix major and minor orthodontic problems. They are particularly beneficial for the trickier orthodontic cases and are suitable for children, teens and adults. 

Book a free consultation at your nearest Angle House Orthodontics practice and our team of specialist orthodontists can let you know if fixed braces are right for you.

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38 Harington Terrace Gt. Cambridge Road London N18 1JX

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