Adult conventional braces are tooth coloured brackets that are stuck onto the front surfaces of the teeth and therefore cannot be removed. A white or thin metal wire is used in between the brackets for the movement of the teeth.
Fixed appliances are traditional types of braces and have been used to straighten teeth for many years. The new brackets have evolved to be smaller, less obtrusive, and highly aesthetic, causing minimal discomfort to patients. They are suitable for all types of tooth movements and will work for cases where clear aligners may not be.
Appointment intervals are 6 to 8 weeks.
Benefits of fixed braces:
- The movements are more precise.
- The movements can be controlled to a greater degree by the dentist.
- They rely less on patient will power to keep them in, as they are stuck to the teeth.
- Refinements at the end of treatment are easier to achieve.