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Fixed appliances

Are the most commonly used appliances and are able to produce very precise tooth movement to achieve ideal results.

Rather than using stainless steel, the attachments may be made from a hard ceramic material to blend in with the tooth colour. This produces a more aesthetically pleasing appliance which is more of an attractive option particularly for adults. The orthodontic wires can also be tooth coloured to help improve the appearance further. Ceramic fixed appliances can be as effective as conventional fixed appliances at achieving tooth movement.

Removable appliances

Removable braces are essentially plastic braces which can be removed by yourself for tooth brushing, contact sports & sometimes when eating. They are generally held in position by metal clasps which fit over certain teeth. They can be either simple removable braces or more complex removable braces.
Simple removable braces are sometimes needed at the early stages of treatment to help eliminate an overbite, overjet or to correct a cross bite. They may also be used to help fixed braces get into action. They may only be needed for a short period of time.