- Are attached to the teeth for the duration of treatment.
- Comprise small attachments (brackets and bands) linked together using special orthodontic wires.
- Are usually made of stainless steel, but tooth coloured brackets (aesthetic braces) are also available as a more aesthetic alternative.
- Are normally fixed to the outside of teeth (labial appliances), but special fixed braces that are stuck to the inside of teeth (lingual appliances) are also available.
- Fixed braces with colours
After you have fixed braces fitted it is important to bear some points in mind:
- It is likely to be sore for a few days. If necessary, painkillers such as the ones you would normally take for a headache, may help (please read instructions on the packet).
- The brace you have is fixed. You should not try to remove it.
- Avoid foods like toffees, boiled sweets chewing gum etc. Also cut hard foods like apples, crusty bread into small pieces.
- If you brace breaks ring us as soon as possible.
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