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Different types fixed braces

Understanding Fixed Braces

Fixed braces, also known as traditional braces, are a widely used orthodontic treatment designed to correct misaligned teeth and improve overall dental health. These braces consist of metal brackets that are affixed to each tooth and connected by wires. The gradual application of pressure through these wires helps shift teeth into their optimal positions over time. Fixed braces are effective in addressing various dental issues, such as overcrowding, spacing irregularities, and bite alignment problems. They provide a stable and controlled method for straightening teeth, ensuring a well-aligned and functional smile. While there are other orthodontic options available, fixed braces remain a popular choice due to their reliability and versatility in treating a wide range of dental concerns. Regular adjustments by orthodontic professionals help guide the teeth into their desired positions, leading to improved oral aesthetics and long-term dental well-being.


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You’ll need to avoid certain hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage your braces. Your orthodontist will provide a list of recommended foods.

Many types of Fixed Braces exist, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. We offer options such as:

  • Metal braces: The most traditional and affordable type.
  • Ceramic braces: Less noticeable than metal but may break more easily.
  • Self-ligating braces: May require fewer adjustments and offer quicker results.
  • Lingual braces: Attached to the back of your teeth for complete invisibility.

Treatment time varies depending on your individual needs and the complexity of your case. On average, treatment lasts 18-24 months.

You may experience mild discomfort for a few days after getting your braces or after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help.

Alternatives include clear aligner treatments like Invisalign, other types of braces, and cosmetic dentistry options. Consult your orthodontist to discuss the best option for you.