It is used to correct biting disorders, to close gaps between your teeth or straighten crooked teeth (which will become easier to clean after the treatment) and to improve the appearance of your smile. There is no age limit for orthodontics: after the jaws have finished growing the orthodontic treatment can guide your teeth to a more favourable position in order to reach the best functional and aesthetic results.
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If your orthodontic treatment at Forest and Ray cannot be supported by using aligners or if you would like to avoid the responsibility of having a removable appliance, aesthetic fixed braces may be the right choice for you.
These appliances combine the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with the great advantage of a spotless look provided by clear brackets.
This appliance might be the perfect choice if you are conscious about your appearance! They handle any and all of the problems that traditional fixed braces handle and are functionally the same. The only difference is that they are discreet, look smart and are not associated with childhood.
The white or transparent brackets blend into your natural tooth colour perfectly, giving you the confidence to be able to smile without anyone noticing you are wearing them. The brackets can be made of tooth coloured porcelain materials, or sapphire crystal, which are super durable, completely transparent and are all but invisible. Adding a white wire to the brackets makes your braces even more discreet.
The only disadvantage of these brackets is that the porcelain type can discolour from certain food or beverages, so you have to be extra careful with your meals, other than that, they have all of the advantages of fixed traditional braces, but are discreet and aesthetically pleasing.
The treatment time and the procedure is the same as it would be with regular metal braces, but you can go through the entire orthodontic treatment without having to hide your smile or become self-conscious. Enjoy all of the benefits with none of the stigma of fixed metal braces!
Your orthodontist will require you to visit them every 4 weeks to adjust your braces, just like with any fixed orthodontic appliance. Small movements and gentle force will be applied to your teeth, until they reach their desired positions.
Once your braces are off, you will be provided with fixed or removable retainers that will help your teeth remain in the new position they have been aligned to.