Traditional braces

from your London orthodontist

There’s a reason dentists still use traditional braces…

Traditional braces are nothing like the kind of systems used decades ago. Whether you opt for metal or ceramic braces, they are sleeker, more lightweight and easier to wear than ever. The reason dentists still recommend traditional braces is their predictability – they can’t be removed, so compliance is not an issue, and they can treat a very broad range of orthodontic problems, such as malocclusion (bite problems) that cosmetic brace systems cannot. Traditional braces are also the most cost-effective teeth-straightening solution available.

Children’s braces in London W1

At Pro Dental, our dedicated orthodontist welcomes younger patients for teeth straightening, including children who have not been accepted for NHS treatment. Our traditional fixed braces are available with metal or ceramic brackets and can treat a wide range of dental problems, from bad bite (malocclusion) to crowded crooked teeth. If your child has not been accepted for NHS treatment, or their crooked teeth are a purely cosmetic issue, it is still in their interest to have their teeth straightened. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to clean, and less likely to wear over time.

Looking after your braces

If you are having orthodontic treatment with fixed braces at Pro Dental, it is very important that you follow a strict oral hygiene routine. With traditional braces, food can easily build up or get stuck around the brackets, putting teeth at a higher risk of dental problems during your treatment. If you or your child has traditional braces, teeth will need to be cleaned after every meal. We recommend using disclosing tablets to help identify areas the toothbrush has missed, and attending regular hygiene appointments at Pro Dental for a professional deep clean or Air-Flow treatment. The team at Pro Dental understands that getting braces can be difficult for some patients, especially children, and we are on hand to offer reassurance and advice any time you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do traditional braces work?

Fixed braces consist of brackets and wires. The wires apply light pressure to each tooth while the brackets are the handles that transmit the force to the tooth. During your treatment, your dentist will periodically make adjustments to maintain the directional pressure required to continue the movement of the teeth.

Can anyone have traditional braces?

Yes. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children and teens; it’s never too late to have braces. More and more adults are embracing orthodontics as a way to improve their smile. This can be simply for the cosmetic reason of wanting a great smile, or because of ongoing orthodontic problems such as a poor bite or crowded teeth.

What happens at the first orthodontic appointment?

Your first appointment at Pro Dental will give you the chance to discuss what is wrong with your teeth and how you would like them improved. Once all of your options have been explained, and a treatment plan devised, the next steps will involve x-rays and record taking. Finally, a week or so later, you will have a long appointment to fit the brace.

Should have done this review months ago when my treatment was finished.

I just want to say a big thank you to Pro Dental. My treatment was smooth, appointments adjustable and the end results amazing. I had braces and my teeth look soo good, I get a lot of compliments.

When I first came across Pro Dental I thought I only will need braces but they advice in on another treatment as well as braces that will give me the look I’m going for. Ending up paying more but so worth it. It weren’t a pushy/hard sale rather advice with great resources and information to make you understand and decide.

I would honestly recommend anyone to Pro Dental (already have told a few), the staff members are lovely and welcoming. Amazing team.

Aisha Adio

My experience at Prodental was so great, they were friendly, professional and made the entire process easy and comfortable. I am very pleased with the result of my orthodontic treatment with doctor Deborah. I would highly recommend it! Many thanks!!

Cristina Macias Cordero

Had a very pleasant experience, very good flexible appointment days/hours, the treatment was done very professionally and with a great result at the end of it all. I'm very happy with the results.

Otello Simpson

Fantastic experience from start to finish. I'd been considering Invisalign for a while (too long!) and I honestly couldn't have picked a better place than Pro Dental. The service is great, it's easy to book appointments (managing in work hours) and I'm so pleased with my result.

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