Metal braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They consist of very small metal brackets (attachments) that are glued to the front of your teeth. A metal wire is attached to the brackets and held by ligatures. There is a wide range of ligatures available, ranging from transparent to silver (to match the metal braces) and to a variety of colours.
This is a 10 minutes appointment, where there will be a initial chat to get to know you, examine your mouth and assess your problems and your expectations from the treatment.
Once you have had the initial assessment and decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will book an appointment to have your records taken.
These include x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. They are needed to plan your treatment and to monitor its progress and results.
After your records have been examined and a treatment plan has been designed, you will now be ready to have the braces fitted. This is usually carried out in a single appointment.