The type of brace provided by Brian is called a “fixed appliance”.
For adults, transparent low profile brackets are carefully bonded to each tooth. Combined with white wire they are very discrete.
Because the bracket is fixed to the tooth, fill three- dimensional control of the tooth is achieved so the final position of the tooth can be controlled precisely.
Adult braces usually take between 6 and 12 months to complete the treatment.
Here is an overview of orthodontics
Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.
Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won't move after treatment is completed.
Following treatment the teeth, of course, must stay in their straight position for a lifetime.
To ensure this, Brian uses a combination of bonded and removable retainers. Bonded retainers are fixed to the back of the teeth and cannot be seem.
Removable retainers are also used for night time wear and can be used as whitening trays; we include a kit at the end of treatment to enable you to get them white as well as straight!
If you think this treatment may help your smile then call the practice and ask for a consultation with Dr Brian Johnson.