Ceramic fixed braces are ceramic braces which are glued to the teeth and use a wire to gently move teeth into the desired position.
Ceramic braces gently moved crooked teeth into position, straightening them into the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Modern innovations allow these braces to be less visible than traditional stainless-steel braces while still achieving the same standard of result.
How do fixed braces work?
Fixed braces work through the wire gently moving the teeth over a period of time. The wire grips the bracket attached to your teeth to move them.
There are two common types of fixed brace: labial fixed braces and lingual fixed braces. Labial braces are those people are most familiar with and are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Lingual braces, on the other hand, are bonded to the back of your teeth and are typically used when a patient wants a fixed brace system but doesn’t want it to be visible.
What’s the difference between stainless steel and ceramic fixed braces?
The main point of difference ceramic braces have is that they are much less visible than stainless steel braces, making them ideal for people who may not wish to have obvious braces.
Stainless steel braces, however, are a little stronger, meaning you will see your perfect smile at a faster pace. Despite this, both types of brace are effective and will achieve incredible improvements by the end of treatment.
Can I see what my teeth will look like after braces?
Yes! We have a specialist system called an iTero scanner which produces a 3D model of your teeth before treatment and provides a prediction of what your teeth will look like after treatment, giving you a great idea of how braces could help you.
In addition, we can also provide before and after photographs of people with similar teeth to yours. Our Private Patient Coordinator can provide an outcome simulation for you free of charge in just 30 minutes!
How long does treatment take?
This depends on the complexity of your case. Minor irregularities can be completed in just six months*. Complex cases will take much longer, 12-18 months is common.
* Treatment times vary depending on individual patient needs and must be determined at your assessment consultation.
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