Which brace option is right for me?

sws_elleven_1153croppedYou may think braces are all about grey metal ‘train tracks’, but there are lots of innovative options these days to suit your teeth and lifestyle. So we’ve put together this quick guide to the different braces that are available. 

There are two types of orthodontic braces: fixed and removable. Removable braces are used for simple treatment and exert gentle pressure. Fixed braces give more precise guidance and have brackets and bands temporarily attached to the teeth.

Clear fixed braces: BBC Radio 1 DJ and elleven patient, Fearne Cotton, opted for this kind of fixed appliance, following in the footsteps of Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise! We use clear brackets and white wires to create near invisible, fixed, clear braces.

Damon braces: A popular option because they are fast, fixed, orthodontic braces using a system of low friction mechanics. The result? Quicker treatment times, but with lighter forces to provide a more comfortable experience. With Damon system braces, including the latest Damon Q and Damon Clear braces, you’ll experience fewer visits to the practice and four to six months less in treatment time.

Lingual braces: If you’d like to keep your braces secret, lingual braces are a great option, because they are bonded to the back of your teeth… no one needs to know you’re wearing them. Invisible braces such as these are ideal for people who require orthodontic treatment, but don’t wish to compromise their appearance.

Invisalign: A popular choice with our celebrity clients, teens and adults. Invisalign braces are clear, removable aligners that can be taken out for eating, brushing your teeth or important social occasions. However, most people find no one notices as they are clear and super-difficult to spot! No wires and brackets are involved and the aligners gradually move your teeth to the desired position.

SureSmile braces: Here’s where the robots come in! SureSmile is a real breakthrough for braces because of the innovative way they are crafted using advanced 3D imaging, virtual simulations and robots to customise the brace wires, rather than bending them by hand. Treatment time is reduced by around six to nine months.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, it’s important to contact a specialist orthodontist for a full assessment of your oral health and to discuss the right approach for your teeth and your lifestyle.

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