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What types of braces do I have to choose from?
Thankfully today, metal braces are not your only option. Thanks to developing technology and orthodontic techniques, there are now various treatment options that teens can choose from.
Of course, traditional metal braces still exist and are still the most popular treatment option, but if you're concerned about the effect that braces will have on your appearance during treatment, then these options might suit you:
Invisalign - Clear plastic aligners that are almost invisible. Please click here to learn more.
Clear or ceramic braces - Very similar to traditional braces but are a lot less visible as they are tooth coloured. Please click here to learn more.
SureSmile Lingual and Incognito braces - placed behind your teeth so that they can't be seen. Please click here to learn more.
The best way to find out the treatment type that is right for you is to visit our practice. Please feel free to book an appointment online.
How long do I have to wear my braces for?
It depends on the treatment type you choose. SureSmile is the fastest option but we also have hidden and almost invisible treatment types. See our SureSmile, Invisalign and Lingual Braces pages for more information.
What restrictions are there when it comes to food?
When undergoing braces treatment it can be difficult to eat the foods you love, but over time your teeth and gums will adjust to the feeling and you should be able to eat most foods. There are certain foods and drinks that should be avoided though, they include:
There are other food that can be eaten but the intake of these foods should be limited. If you do choose to consume these foods, it’s best to cut them up into small pieces:
These restrictions don't apply if you choose Invisalign, because the aligners can simply be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Watch our lab technician prove how 'invisible' clear retainers are! learn more
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