With orthodontic issues, such as crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, it’s often best to intervene early for the best results and we often recommend treatment for teenagers. Addressing problems early saves teenage patients from suffering pain and experiencing problems with cleaning their teeth, speaking and eating and increases the chances of successful treatment. We offer various options for teenagers, including fixed orthodontics.
What are the benefits of fixed braces for teenagers?
Fixed braces have withstood the onslaught of popular new invisible braces and remain the most effective solution for many patients. Fixed orthodontics are versatile and they are capable of correcting major issues, as well as minor problems.
Fixed braces are proven to work and the success of treatment is not dependent on the patient in any way, as is the case with removable braces, which have to be worn for a minimum time each day.
Fixed brace treatment is also very simple; once the brace is in place, patients don’t have to worry about taking it out and putting it back in or remembering where they put the brace before they started cleaning their teeth or went out for dinner.
Braces are not the trendiest accessory, but modern braces are more discreet than older versions and the results will be well worth it! At the end of treatment, your smile will look amazing and you can eat and speak with confidence.
Are fixed braces the best option for my teenage son or daughter?
It’s impossible to say which treatment is best for anyone without examining their teeth and analysing their bite. We have detailed consultations with all our patients to identify issues, determine the severity of orthodontic problems and ascertain the best course of action. Once we have the relevant information about your child, we can discuss the options with you and decide which treatment to go for.
Fixed braces have a bad reputation, but they have been creating beautiful, healthy looking smile for decades. Fixed braces, as the name suggests, are fixed to the teeth. They are made from brackets and wires and they remain in place until treatment is complete.
Many people still believe that fixed braces are bulky, unsightly and uncomfortable, but the reality is that fixed braces have come a very long way and they are much lighter, finer and more discreet than they used to be. You can now choose from a range of different colours, you can opt for tooth-coloured braces or you try one of the new, innovative fixed brace treatments on the market, such as Damon braces or 6 Month Smiles.
Who can benefit from fixed brace treatment?
Fixed braces are suitable for almost all orthodontic patients and they are often the best treatment for patients with more complex orthodontic needs because they can produce a lot of movement. Fixed braces take a little getting used to, but so do all orthodontic appliances and any discomfort will soon subside.
Fixed braces are the best option for patients who want guaranteed results, as the success of removable appliances depends heavily on the individual patient and their commitment to wearing the brace.
Fixed braces are suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, underbite, overbite, overjet (protruding front teeth) and spaces between the teeth.
If you would like to find out more about fixed braces and they could help you to get a gorgeous, healthy, straight smile, contact Dublin18 Dental Care near Ballsbridge today!
If you assumed that getting a straight smile took years, we have great news for you! At Dublin18 Dental Care we are delighted to offer our clients the amazing Six Month Smiles system, a fixed brace system, which promises amazing results in just six months.
About 6 Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a fixed brace orthodontic treatment system, which was developed inAmericaand has become incredibly popular in countries all over the world. The braces, which are much more discreet than traditional fixed braces, use gentle forces and friction-free technology to straighten the teeth quickly and painlessly.
How does 6 Month Smiles work so fast?
It’s understandable to wonder how 6 Month Smiles is able to work so much quicker than traditional fixed braces and the answer is simple: these braces focus on the teeth at the front of the mouth, as they are visible when you smile. By concentrating solely on these teeth, the braces are able to produce results very quickly. The braces also use the latest technology to accelerate treatment speed and reduce discomfort.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Six Month Smiles is suitable for a wide range of patients but it is not the best option for patients with complex orthodontic needs. This treatment is designed to treat minor or moderate orthodontic problems affecting the front teeth. We will be able to tell you if you are a suitable candidate for treatment after examining your mouth at the initial consultation. If you are not a suitable candidate, we will be happy to discuss other treatments with you and recommend other options. Six Month Smiles is a great option for people who want to look their best for a special occasion, such as a wedding, and those who do not require intensive treatment. It is also a popular treatment for adults because the braces are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which make them very discreet. Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray for more information.
Research suggests that if you ask people which physical feature they consider the most important, the majority will say their smile. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have flawless smiles, but this is not a problem, as there is a host of treatments available to fix any problem or cosmetic flaw you could possibly imagine.
Orthodontics is a rapidly advancing field of dentistry, but despite the dawn of exciting new treatments, the good old reliable fixed brace is still going strong and more people choose to have this kind of treatment than any other type of orthodontic treatment. If you are conscious when you smile or meet new people or you find yourself poring over photos of yourself and criticising your smile, a fixed brace could be the perfect solution and what better time to start thinking about your brand new, straight smile than Christmas?
About fixed braces
Fixed braces have been used for decades and they remain a very popular option because they are highly effective and they can treat almost all orthodontic cases. Fixed braces are made from brackets and wires, which are attached to the teeth; the forces generated by the braces cause the teeth to move, producing a perfect, straight smile.
The perfect Christmas gift
If you’ve spent all your money on everyone else and you fancy treating yourself, why not invest in a gorgeous, healthy looking smile and see one of our dentists about getting braces. Braces are not just a treatment for problems like crooked, misaligned and crowded teeth, they are also a means of boosting your confidence and helping you to feel as great as you look. To find out more about fixed braces and how we can help to give you the smile of your dreams contact Dublin18 Dental Care near Dun Laoghaire.
Those of us who do not have perfectly straight teeth may be self-conscious about our smile, and it’s a terrible shame for anyone to have to hide their smile away. Luckily, help is at hand thanks to fixed braces, which can help create the perfect smile. There are now many different types of brace available, but fixed braces remain among the most popular, after a long history of being used to treat various irregularities in teeth.
What is a fixed brace?
Fixed braces are probably the most common type of dental braces. They are made of metal brackets which are, as the name suggests, fixed onto the teeth so that they cannot be removed. Wires link these brackets, and this mechanism asserts gentle pressure onto the teeth over time to allow for the gradual correction of the teeth. In other words, the teeth are gently pushed into a straighter position over time. The braces will occasionally be tightened by your orthodontist to ensure your teeth move in the correct way.
When is a fixed brace useful?
Fixed braces can be used to correct various cosmetic problems with teeth, including straightening teeth, to correct the overall shape of a jaw, or to correct the spaces between teeth – for example, to close up gaps between teeth, or alternatively to help teeth which are too close together. The treatment can take between six months and three years, depending on the exact situation. While there are many different types of braces, fixed braces have a proven record of results. Despite the fact that they are more noticeable than so-called ‘invisible braces’, they are much more affordable. Fixed metal braces are suitable for most patients, except those with allergies to the metal, and in some rare cases with patients with periodontal problems, for example sufferers of type one diabetes.
Contact Dublin18 Dental Care near to South Dublin for more information.
Braces are often, rather nastily, compared to train tracks, and, in a sense, braces are a bit like a train ride to some heavenly destination; it just takes a good while and you have to pass through a multitude of small nations, each with their own bureaucratic methods of nuisance, before you get there. Before this analogy gets a bit sidetracked, it’s important to focus on braces as being a means towards an incredibly desirable end, but you need to learn how to make a potentially uncomfortable journey as painless as possible.
Foods to avoid
The dining cart of our metaphorical brace train will, sadly, have a limited menu. The main objective is to avoid anything that could loosen or break your brace. Apples, for instance, are fine provided you cut them first, but bagels and hard rolls are notorious for bending wires and loosening brackets. Bubble gum poses no major threat, but will be a real nuisance to clean up. Crunchy stuff like hard sweet, crisps and nuts are a no-go, but most meats should be fine, provided they’re not too tough and there is no threat of accidentally gnawing a bone. Pizza is fine, just not the crusts, and now would also be a good time to give up a few bad habits: Biting your nails or chewing on pencils won’t do much good to your brace. Avoid sugary and starchy foods where possible: Bacteria can feed on the sugar and starch, creating plaque and if you don’t keep your teeth clean while wearing braces your teeth can scar!
Cleaning your teeth while wearing braces shouldn’t be a daunting task for patients near Deansgrange. Brush your teeth three times a day with fluoride toothpaste, paying particular attention to where the gums and teeth meet. At night, after brushing, do not rinse your mouth! This will leave some fluoride on your teeth and make them stronger. Purchasing Interdental brushes will also help with cleaning the brace itself as they can get around the brackets of a fixed brace.
For many patients their orthodontic problems are too severe for treatment with aligner systems such as invisible aligners or the Inman Aligner, but this needn’t mean they can never have the smile of their dreams.
How fixed braces can help.
Patients from Foxrock who suffer with complex orthodontic cases that involve twisted teeth, severe misalignment, pronounced overbites and other serious orthodontic problems can find the solution they need with fixed braces.
Fixed braces may not be as aesthetically pleasing as clear aligners, but they can complete the job of tooth movement a great deal better and a great deal quicker. Your fixed brace with provide constant treatment throughout the time you wear it, able to provide tooth movement for every tooth in your mouth, not just the ones you see when you smile. Moving the whole mouth will create a better bite and a better facial appearance, bringing balance and symmetry to your smile and face.
Oral hygiene for fixed brace wearers
Your new smile will soon be in place, but you wouldn’t want to ruin the big reveal with teeth damaged by decay and staining. This is why it is so important for anyone wearing a fixed brace to clean their teeth thoroughly and invest in special brushes and floss to help them clean their teeth, brackets and wires correctly. This will mean that your smile will be stunning, white and straight once your braces have been removed.
Fixed braces have been used for many, many years and are a great device to help those with complex orthodontic problems find the smile they always dreamed of.
Discuss you orthodontic problem with one of the friendly Dublin18 Dental Care practitioners, who can help you find the right brace treatment for your specific orthodontic condition.