Braces

Teeth can be moved by applying constant gentle forces. Braces are tools which help us to move teeth in the direction we choose. There are many types of braces both fixed and removable. Braces are not a modern invention; they have been around for more than 100 years.

Silver Braces

Tooth Coloured Braces

Aligners

Lingual Braces

Silver Braces

Silver braces are normally worn by children but there is no reason why adults cannot choose them too. To make them more interesting we offer a choice of different coloured ties that can be changed at every appointment to make them a bit of fun. Their ease of use and efficiency in treating all types of problems makes them the No. 1 choice for most orthodontists. They deliver great results in the minimum time.

Tooth Coloured Braces

Tooth coloured braces are very discrete versions of the silver “train-track” braces. They are made of tooth-coloured porcelain and are an excellent choice for those who need to wear fixed braces but don’t want to advertise it. They are fast acting and detail the position of the teeth very accurately, achieving your beautiful smile faster. Children can also have this brace if they are concerned about appearance of silver braces.

Invisalign Aligners

The Invisalign system is an almost invisible way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile- without having fixed braces. When you begin treatment, you will wear each custom-made removable aligner for 22 hours a day and change them every 1-2 weeks. The aligners gently move your teeth by 0.25mm increments into a new position. After 2 weeks, you progress to the next aligner in the series. You remove them only for eating, drinking & cleaning. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little…

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WIN Lingual Brace

A Lingual brace is attached to the back surfaces of the teeth and works in a similar way to the visible fixed braces, with full control of tooth movement. It is virtually invisible, so the only person who knows about your brace is you.

Lingual braces are suitable for both adults and teens. They are custom made to fit the contours of your teeth to minimise speech difficulties and soreness of the tongue.

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Functional Braces

These are used specifically on growing children to correct prominent or “sticking out” front teeth. In our practice we use Clark’s Twin Blocks which are upper and lower acrylic removable braces worn together as a pair. This holds the lower jaw in a forward posture stretching the jaw muscles so that the lips function normally. This pushes the upper front teeth back and the lower front teeth forward to reduce the prominence. It works really well if it is worn all the time (other than for eating & contact sports) and a 10mm protrusion can be halved in 6 months!