Fixed braces – tried and tested and reliable!
Fixed braces consist of brackets (fasteners that are bonded to the tooth surface) and archwires. At most orthodontic surgeries, fixed braces are the standard means used to perform precise and controlled tooth movements.
There are a number of different bracket systems on the market, each of which has its own specific advantages and disadvantages. Over the course of the years, we have used most of the systems and are thus able to provide comprehensive advice on them.
From a visual perspective, it is possible to make external fixed braces much more inconspicuous by using tooth-coloured ceramic brackets.
IMPORTANT: good dental hygiene!
Invisalign Teen – the removable, almost invisible alternative!
A new system of removable aligners, specially designed for teenagers, which is often an excellent alternative to fixed braces for treating malpositioned teeth.
The Invisalign® method uses a series of thin, transparent – and therefore almost invisible – plastic appliances called aligners to straighten the teeth. The patients change from one aligner to the next themselves every 14 days. This allows the teeth to be moved to the desired final position from aligner to aligner in precisely defined steps.
The aligners can simply be removed when eating and brushing the teeth, minimising the impact on normal dental and oral hygiene – a great advantage over fixed braces.
IMPORTANT: must be worn at least 20 – 22 hours/day!