Metal braces are a fixed, orthodontic treatment that can straighten moderate and severe bite and misalignment problems within 12-18 months.
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Fixed braces, made up of small metal brackets attached to each tooth and connected via a wire, tend to be worn for around 12 months, but in some severe cases, up to 24 months.
The treatment relies on a thick wire that’s adjusted throughout your treatment duration to move and realign teeth gradually – with patients only feeling discomfort when having their braces tightened to progress onto the next stage of treatment.
Sometimes negatively referred to as train track braces, fixed metal braces are actually one of the most popular teeth straightening solutions due to their predictable nature and reliable results.
Used more frequently in NHS orthodontics, metal braces are available privately at our London clinic – as the NHS does not cover the costs for those over 18.
Metal braces are the tried and tested way to straighten teeth – but they’re not the only method available, nor the most convenient or aesthetically pleasing.
See how they compare against other alternative and popular choices like ceramic braces and Invisalign to see how different or similar wearing each brace will be.
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