Traditional Metal Braces are a highly effective way to straighten teeth and improve the look of your smile. Having crooked, overcrowded or inconsistently spaced teeth can be a significant problem for many people, affecting both the appearance and functionality of the mouth. At iDental in Shepherd’s Bush we can align your teeth with fixed metal braces to help give you a resulting smile to be proud of.
For many years Fixed Metal Braces have been the most popular form of orthodontic treatment. They are safe, efficient and generally more affordable than other teeth straightening options. During the process, stainless steel brackets are securely fitted to the front face of the teeth. These are linked together by a metal wire that is carefully tightened to gradually pull the teeth into position.
Despite the advances in alternative orthodontic solutions (such as Clear Aligners), Fixed Metal Braces are still widely used due to their versatility and accuracy. The brackets enable orthodontists to precisely reposition the teeth in ways that aren't always possible with more modern treatments and can provide patients with the best possible results.
Metal braces can be used for both adults and children, but are usually most effective during the teenage years when the jaw is still developing. They are used to treat many different orthodontic issues such as protruding teeth, gaps, over-crowding and bite problems. Your dentist will be happy to advise on the most appropriate course of treatment for you and the best options available.
At iDental, we offer Fixed Metal Braces that are as competitively priced and affordable as possible. Please visit our Fees Page for all our latest prices.
Every case is different and the length of treatment depends on the individual and the original position of the teeth. Most treatments typically take between 6 and 18 months. Metal braces have a high success rate but their effectiveness is impacted by how well you care for your teeth both during and after the process. When the Metal Braces are removed, the use of a retainer is required to ensure that the teeth do not move back towards their original position. Regular visits to the practice are also required to check progress and make adjustments where necessary.
To book an appointment to assess your suitability for Fixed Metal Braces, or to ask us any questions, please fill out the online enquiry form. Alternatively, for a quicker response, please call us on 020 8735 1988.