Visible Dental Braces The Most Common Way of Teeth Straightening

Visible Dental Braces in Sutton, Surrey

Traditional visible braces are the most common and popular option for teeth straightening. They are available in a variety of styles and each come with their own benefits so it’s important to really think about what results you would like to achieve, and also what brace will work best with your lifestyle.

Typically treatment using braces can take anything from nine to 24 months for a complete smile transformation to take place. 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 find that usage is easy and comfortable.

More About Visible Braces

The most commonly used teeth straightening option is metal braces. Today metal braces are far more advanced than people give them credit for. They’ve had a complete redesign to ensure they’re sleek, compact and easy to use and wear. In addition to the traditional metal brace, variations to the system have also been introduced such as ceramic braces which offer a more subtle and discreet option. Ceramic braces have been designed to blend into the colour of natural teeth, rather than stand out. In addition to the visual benefits offered by ceramic braces users also don’t have to worry about staining from food or drink as the brackets do not discolour and the ties are changed when every adjustment is made which is usually on a monthly basis. Functional braces which are more commonly used for children and adolescents, are slightly larger than tradition fixed braces which means it may take the wearer a little longer to become accustomed with every day wear, however most find after time it becomes comfortable. The length of use will depend on the extent of your orthodontic problem. The more severe the problem the longer it will take, however typically it takes 10 months to a year for the brace to work.

What should you expect?

  • Metal Braces: Traditional metal brace remains the most effective method of correcting misaligned, crooked and crowed teeth. 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 and they can be fitted to teeth of all ages.
  • Functional Braces: Functional braces consist of a plastic base which covers the mouth and are held in place via metal clips over the teeth. Functional braces are removable and perfect solution for correcting a child or adolescent’s smile and its impact on their facial profile. Functional braces are particularly suitable for children and teenagers as their teeth are still developing and they are at high risk of poor alignment and the teeth overcrowding.
  • Ceramic Braces: For patients who need discreet, yet visible dental treatment, ceramic braces can be recommended. Ceramic braces have been specifically designed to blend into natural teeth, rather than stand out, making them one of the more popular visible brace options. Ceramic braces are also incredibly comfortable and offer a much more natural feeling than some alternative visible options.

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