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Metal braces or traditional braces as they are also called are some of the most popular treatments for straightening your teeth. They are very popular with teenagers and younger children; however, they are increasingly popular with adult patients in London as well lately. Metal braces are very effective at straightening teeth, from mild cases to cases requiring more complex teeth movement. They employ metal brackets, usually made of stainless steel, that are cemented to the front surface of the teeth along with a metal wire and bands to move and straighten your teeth.
Technology advancements to metal braces over the last few decades has meant that metal braces enable faster treatment times and are also more comfortable to wear for the patients. The treatment duration can vary from just a few months to a little over a year typically for most mild to moderate cases. More complex cases can take longer depending on the nature of tooth movement required.
96% of patients
are extremely satisfied with their treatment at Whites Dental.
Dr Eillot has treated over 2,200 brace cases and is one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners. He achives results beyond just braces. He has over 10 years complex orthodoritcs experinces .
We are conveniently located in London Waterloo, right across from Southwark Tube station.
We have invested in the ground breaking iTero 3D digital scanner. We will show you a simulation of how your teeth will move throughout your treatment and also how your new smile could look at the end of your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat with metal braces?
Yes ofcourse you can eat with metal braces. However, its important to be careful with what you eat and how you eat it. We suggest eating food items that are soft and that wont damage the orthodontic metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth. Our dentists suggest cutting up hard to chew food items into smaller pieces and avoid biting from your front teeth to prevent breaking the metal brackets and wires.
How much do metal braces cost?
Metal braces are one of the most cost effective ways to straighten your teeth. They are very popular with children and teenagers for this very reason. However, we find that adult patients are also increasing opting for metal braces given their cost effectiveness. At Whites Dental, our metal braces are provided by some of the most experienced orthodontic practitioners. Please visit our fees page or our braces homepage for details of cost.
What is the process for straightening teeth with metal braces?
The metal braces treatment process starts with booking a consultation with one of our dentists who will be able to discuss your needs and provide you a treatment options best suited to your needs. We will provide you a full treatment plan for your metal braces treatment. Once you are ready to go ahead, we will book you in for an examination to determine your oral health. It’s important that any gum or tooth decay issues are addressed prior to starting metal braces treatment. We will then book you for a fit appointment, where we will place metal brackets and wires on your teeth to move your teeth into the desired positions. We will need you to come in for review appointments every 5-6 weeks typically to check your treatment is going according to plan. At the end of the treatment, we will remove your metal brackets and wires and provide you retainers to hold your teeth in their new positions. The retainers will need to be worn for life in order to prevent your teeth from moving back.
How long will the metal braces treatment take?
Treatment duration can vary a lot based on how much teeth movement is needed. Mild cases can typically take 6-7 months, moderate cases can take 9-10 months whereas severe cases can take anywhere from 14-18 months on average.
Does the metal braces treatment hurt?
Teeth straightening is not a painful experience to most patients. When braces are initially applied to the teeth, patients often experience some soreness in their teeth as the braces apply pressure to the teeth to enable them to move to their straightened positions. This soreness only lasts a few days typically for most patients. Our dentists often suggest using over-the-counter painkillers to reduce the discomfort.
For more information on metal braces, please visit our braces homepage – https://www.whitesdental.co.uk/braces/
At Whites Dental, our braces team takes great pride in providing comprehensive metal braces treatments to our patients so that they can achieve a beautiful straight smile. We are based in London Waterloo – if you are considering metal braces to straighten your teeth, why not perhaps book a complementary consultation with one of our orthodontics team.