metal braces

When it comes to selecting the right brace for you, our patients are now spoilt for choice thanks to advances in modern dentistry continuing to introduce innovations.
However, despite all the choice available the traditional metal brace remains the most effective method of correcting misaligned, crooked and crowed teeth.

Here at Keppel Dentistry we know that for some people when you say the words metal braces they picture the ugly and chunky NHS versions of the past, but in reality the dental landscape has come on leaps and bounds and wearing a metal brace now doesn’t have to be something to be self-conscious or worried about.

Typically treatment using a metal brace can take anything from nine to 24 months for a complete smile transformation to take place if supported by regular orthodontic checkups.


More About Metal Braces

A further benefit metal braces offer is that they are comparatively more economical and stronger than some of the more discreet options, meaning they last for longer, work harder and are unlikely to break. What’s more, metal braces can be fitted to teeth of all ages.

Made from high grade stainless steel, today’s metal braces are compact, sleek and incredibly easy to wear – although it is true to say that like all other braces they do take users a little while to get to used to them.

Available in either a silver or gold finish each metal bracket is fitted with elastic rubber bands called ligatures which can be clear, or for the more adventurous wearer they can also be coloured.

So how do metal braces work?
Once fitted patients need a little bit of time to get used to the feeling of wearing a brace, but after a number of days most people find them comfortable.

From fitting, the wire and ligatures begin to apply gentle pressure on the teeth which encourages each tooth to be repositioned and in turn helps to create a straighter, healthier and more uniform smile.

Before selecting the right course of treatment for your teeth and lifestyle it’s vital you discuss your options with our team of highly trained and experienced clinicians at Keppel Dentistry. We will be able to offer you guidance on the best route to achieving your desired results.

The use of metal braces isn’t a quick fit and patients need to preserve with them at first, but the results that can be achieved are fantastic.

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    At-home: The most common at-home method of teeth whitening involves having a cast of your teeth taken while you are at the dentists. This involves biting into a tray that is filled with dental putty. The dentist uses this mold to produce a clear plastic cover, or tray for your teeth into which you place whitening gel. The cover can be worn overnight for a period of a week or so until you’ve achieved the right shade for your teeth. Some gels can be used for shorter periods and will achieve the same results. Your dentist will be able to advise.
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    In-practice: In-practice bleaching procedures generally use a light-cured protective layer that is carefully painted on the gums and the tips of the gums between the teeth. The bleaching agent is hydrogen peroxide.
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    Light-accelerated bleaching: Power or light-accelerated bleaching uses light energy to accelerate the process of bleaching in a dental practice. Different types of energy can be used in this procedure, with the most common being halogen, LED or plasma arc. Most power teeth whitening treatments can be done in a single visit to the dentists which lasts less than an hour.


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From your first visit, we spend time talking and listening to you so we know your thoughts on your own dental health and appearance of your smile, as well as your expectations of us and the level of customer care we provide. Our clinic is designed to make you feel right at home.

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