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treatments: braces

Fixed metal braces in AylesburyFixed metal braces

Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance and are sometimes known as 'train track' braces. Attachments called brackets are bonded to the surface of the tooth and linked by wires to create pressure that moves the teeth to the desired positions. Fixed braces are not removable until the end of the treatment. The wires are changed to improve control as the teeth move towards the correct position.

 

Removable appliances at an aylesbury orthodontistRemovable appliances

Removable braces are made from plastic (acrylic or Perspex) and have wire clips and springs. The brace is clipped to the teeth so that it gets support from the teeth and from the roof of the mouth. The wire clips are made individually to secure the brace and move the teeth.

 

Functional Braces available at an Aylesbury dentistFunctional appliances

Functional appliances are used to correct disharmony in the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. They work by influencing the development and growth of a growing patient. The most common use of a functional appliance is to encourage the forward growth of a retrusive or "under-developed" lower jaw. The functional appliance holds the lower jaw forward over a period until the teeth, jaws and joints have "adapted" and the desired jaw position has been obtained.