We use the most recently developed type of fixed braces called “self-ligating” braces. These use small integrated clips to hold the wires in place rather than the conventional elastic rings, which tend to discolour and trap food and plaque. Most significantly, elastic rings become stretched between visits, losing the precise control of tooth movement necessary for efficient treatment. Self-ligating braces not only move teeth much more quickly, but have the added benefit of being smaller and less noticeable.
We use many less-visible alternatives to traditional metal braces, such as ceramic tooth-coloured fixed braces, lingual braces (fixed to the back of your teeth), almost undetectable removable appliances and ‘invisible’ Clearline® aligners