Many of you will be familiar with fixed metal braces, sometimes known as ‘train tracks’. Metal braces have been around for quite a while and, due to their excellent success rate, remain one of the most popular choices for teeth alignment.
Fixed braces use metal brackets that are glued to the front of your teeth and hold a metal wire in place. The wire is then gradually tightened over time which gradually pulls the teeth into perfect alignment. The tough metal brackets enable orthodontists to precisely reposition the teeth resulting in really straight teeth and a great smile.
Metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth for the full duration of the treatment. If you choose fixed metal braces, you will generally need to have a review appointment with your specialist every four to six weeks to make small adjustments and to check progress.