Types of Braces
With nearly Invisible clear brackets
This is a brace worn on the outside of your teeth. To improve the aesthetics you can have clear brackets placed on your front teeth.
The ultimate in invisible braces
This brace is worn on the inside of your teeth and therefore cannot be seen, however, if worn in the top arch your speech can be affected slightly and your tongue may be sore for the first week and then you will be fine once you have adapted.
A removable invisible system
This is a removable transparent brace made of very thin plastic that only covers your teeth so it does not affect your speech and does not cause any soreness of your soft tissues because there are no wires. You change the brace every two weeks to slowly move your teeth into the correct position Because of the nature of this brace it cannot be used in every case.
Tip edge brace
A Tip Edge Brace is useful with patients who do not want to wear headgear or a removable appliance like a Twin Block. As much less patient co-operation is required to acheive a great result.. Generally this brace is used for KIds who are not very cooperative.
This is a fixed appliance that helps make space for mild crowding with out the need for wearing a head brace – or can be used to help reduce the hours that a head brace needs to be worn. Patients get use to this appliance in about 3 days
Fixed Twin Block
This is a fixed version of the growth modifying twin block and ensures the patient actually wears the appliance as success of the twin block is completely related to hours of wear – the more the better!!. Patients get use to this appliance in about 3 weeks.
Removable Twin Bock
This appliance helps bring back teeth which are sticking out by maximising the genetic growth of the lower jaw restraining the growth of the top jaw, tipping the upper teeth back and pushing the lower teeth forwards. To work it needs to be worn 24 hours a day for 6 to 9 months
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