Used for minor tooth corrections and can be used when baby teeth are still present. Normally they are made of plastic and have metal clips. They have to be worn fulltime but have to be removed for toothbrushing and sports.
Used to correct how the teeth meet together and can improve prominent “buck teeth”. They are removable with upper and lower parts, and are worn virtually fulltime.
Most people know these as “train-tracks”. The small metal brackets are attached to your teeth and a sequence of wires move the teeth into position. Sometimes elastics are also required to move the teeth.
A type of fixed brace that has more discreet white brackets and wires. These are often preferred by patients looking for more invisible options and can be provided on a self-funded basis.
A solution for more aesthetic braces. These are available as a self-funded option. A series of clear aligners gradually correct the position of your teeth. Aligners are worn fulltime but removed for cleaning and eating.
These are truly invisible braces fixed on to the back of your teeth. A series of wires gradually straighten your teeth. Lingual braces are constructed to your individual tooth shape and are available as a self-funded option.
These are essential to keep the teeth in position after your braces are removed. Retainers can be removable and worn at night-time or a thin wire fixed to the back of your front teeth. Your orthodontists will advise on the best type for you.