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What are braces?

Braces are dental devices used to align teeth correctly so that patients get beautiful smiles, comfortable bites and clear speech. The dental speciality that covers braces is called orthodontics.

What types of braces are available?

Braces are structural or cosmetic. Structural braces are fitted for children while cosmetic braces are placed for adults and adolescents. Braces may be fixed or removable. Structural or traditional braces are made of stainless steel. Cosmetic braces are made of clear ceramic material or clear plastic. Some braces are self-ligating, that is, they use a slide mechanism rather than elastic bands to connect to the dental archwire. Lingual braces are metal braces placed on the inner surface of teeth. This type of brace is not visible and are preferred by patients requiring cosmetic braces.

How long do you have to wear braces for?

The length of orthodontic treatment depends on the needs and orthodontic problems of each individual patient. Treatments for adults may take a longer time. On average, patients need to wear braces for about 2 years and then they need to wear a retainer to maintain the corrected position of teeth. For some adults treatment may take about 3 years.

How are braces installed on teeth?

For fixed braces, the orthodontist dries the teeth and places glue or bonding cement on the braces. The braces are placed on teeth and a UV light is shone on them to cure the glue or cement. For removable braces, an impression of the teeth is taken and a technician makes the removable brace consisting of a plastic plate and wires. The brace is then fitted on teeth.

How do braces work on teeth?

Braces exert a steady pressure on teeth. The pressure is periodically adjusted as needed by the orthodontist. Eventually the pressure exerted by braces corrects the alignment of teeth.

Do braces hurt?

Braces are uncomfortable when first placed on teeth. Patients experience soreness and need to get used to the pressure exerted on the teeth by braces. Patients normally get used to braces within a month.

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Smile Stories - The Smile Stories CrewFeatured

Smile Stories

288 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9TU
5.0 from 8 verified reviews
I felt reassured right from the beginningChris, UK, 11 12 21

Really happy with my teeth straightening results with Invisalign! I felt reassured right from the beginning. Gareth and the team were great from start to finish and all the extra aftercare! Thank you so much, guys.

Smile Stories can straighten teeth using either fixed braces or a modern aligner.It's your choice.
Orthodontist (Invislaign) Consultation (Free)  
Learn more about our orthodontic options. Invisalign has been trusted for over 10 million patients for a reason. It's comfortable, discreet and relatively quick. 
Orthodontic Retainers - Vivera from £452
The world's best orthodontic retainer.It's supremely comfortable, discreet and come in sixes. This means you always have spares, and a good 9 years of wear. 
2 more treatments
Very Good
from 41 users
Tuckton Dental Practice - Dr Michael Atkinson

Tuckton Dental Practice

119 Tuckton Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3JZ
5.0 from 1 verified review
Bournemouth in Dorset is the location of this dental clinic where the dental professionals make every effort to make dental treatments as comfortable as possible. The staff members regularly attend continuing education courses to improve their skills for the benefit of patients. Services provided by the clinic include new patient examinations, routine checkups, hygiene services, fillings and extractions, placement of smile improving crowns, bridges and veneers, orthodontic teeth straightening, including invisible and lingual systems, surgical placement of implants and fitting sports mouth guards and dentures.
Upper and Lower fixed appliance Orthodontic treatment  
Orthodontic Consultation  
'Invisalign' (orthodontic correction without wires)  
3 more treatments
Very Good
from 24 users
The Parkstone Dental Practice - Dental Clinic in the UK

The Parkstone Dental Practice

35 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LU
The function, cosmetic appearance and oral comfort of the patient’s mouth is corrected and improved at this clinic in Poole in Dorset. A written treatment plan is given to adult patients after the initial consultation and children are particularly welcome patients at the clinic. Smile design and the resultant confidence it gives patients is the core specialty of the practice. Restorative dentistry and Implantology are other procedures performed. Clear Step braces are used to carefully yet invisibly correct faulty tooth alignment. Interest free credit and affordable payment plans are offered to help patients get excellent yet inexpensive dental treatments.
Orthodontist Consultation  
Clear aligners upper and lower from £3300
2 more treatments
Very Good
from 39 users
Beechwood Dental Practice - Dental Clinic in the UK

Beechwood Dental Practice

8 Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, BH5 1LX
4.9 from 2 verified reviews
For more information about Beechwood Dental Practice in Bournemouth please contact the clinic.
Smilelign from £1250
Six Month Smiles™ from £1897
2 more treatments
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Christchurch Orthodontics - Dental Clinic in the UK

Christchurch Orthodontics

67 Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1LN
For more information about Christchurch Orthodontics in Christchurch please contact the clinic.
Orthodontist Consultation  
3 more treatments
from 14 users
Bournemouth Dental Centre - Dental Clinic in the UK

Bournemouth Dental Centre

11 Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RY
Championing the beauty of a natural, happy, healthy smile.  At Dental Centre Bournemouth we want you to feel confident with your smile. We provide an extensive range of services, from the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment to routine check-ups, you’ll find everything you and your family needs to smile with confidence.   Find us at the heart of the community, conveniently located in the center of Bournemouth on the high street - with car parking directly opposite the practice.
Six Month Smiles™  
1 more treatment
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