Can they be seen?
Yes, but they are now smaller than in the past and how noticeable they are also depends on how much tooth you show on smiling.
Can I have colours?
Yes, and choosing different colours makes braces fun and is important for many teenagers.
Can I eat what I want?
No. You need to avoid hard and sweet and sticky foods.
Will my teeth hurt during treatment?
Yes. Especially after treatment is started or you have your wires adjusted.
Are they easy to keep clean?
It takes extra time to clean in and around your braces and it is important that you take the extra time to do so. Piksters can be used to help you clean between your teeth.
Can they be used to correct all orthodontic problems?
Yes. Metal braces have been used for many years to correct all sorts of problems.
Do metal braces require a longer treatment period?
No. Treating with metal braces takes about the same time as using clear braces or aligners.
What if I’m forgetful or lose things?
Your cooperation is needed to keep your teeth clean, wear any elastics and not damage your braces. But we can usually recover if you lapse during treatment.
Can a mouthguard be worn during treatment?
Yes. We can adapt a chemist mouthguard to fit your teeth and braces during treatment.
Are metal braces more expensive?
We keep our pricing competitive and offer interest free payment plans to make treatment affordable.