Fixed braces are most widely used in orthodontics, with a choice of metal or ceramic brackets. These brackets set the angle and alignment of the teeth as well as relate the upper and lower teeth to each other in the optimal functional bite.
Metal fixed braces
Metal fixed braces are the most commonly used in orthodontics and are made from stainless steel, with a metal arch wire attached to the brackets by an elastic band. Colourful elastic bands can also be placed over the brackets to make them more fun for your child.
Ceramic (tooth coloured) fixed braces
Ceramic tooth coloured braces are the most popular choice amongst our adult patients and are growing in popularity with our teenagers. They are very discreet and blend in perfectly with the natural colour of your teeth to give a great aesthetic look.
If you are looking for beautifully straight teeth, but do not want to wear conventional fixed braces, then removable, clear orthodontic braces (Invisalign aligners) are an option available for you at Roseneath.
Invisalign Teen is an orthodontic treatment, where a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners, gently guide your child’s teeth from their present position to the desired position. This option fits into a teenager’s life perfectly as thanks to the clear braces, teenagers don’t have to be self-conscious when they go to parties, take school photos, post pictures online, or participate in any of the other activities they love. Since the aligners are removable, it’s easier for teens to brush, floss, and
maintain excellent dental hygiene.
At Roseneath Orthodontic Practice the Invisalign treatment is also available to our adult patients.