Discover the different types of braces in Windsor

Has your dentist recommended braces for healthier teeth or a better bite? In this case, you should know that braces are not just for kids. An increasing number of adults are choosing them in order to correct minor or major oral problems. Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.

At Old Windsor Dental Practice, we appreciate that not all patients are excited about metal braces. However effective conventional braces may be, they are still noticeable and difficult to maintain. For this reason, we offer different types of braces in Windsor, to fit your individual needs and lifestyle.

Braces in WindsorRemovable appliances

Removable teeth straightening appliances are a good alternative to traditional braces. They are ideal for patients who have mild to moderate crooked teeth or bite issues. Occasionally, they can be used for younger patients like teenagers or older children, who may still have a few baby teeth left. At Old Windsor Dental Practice, we offer Invisalign, an innovative teeth straightening treatment with removable aligners that help move your teeth into their correct position over a specific period of time.

Functional appliances

Functional appliances are used to correct dental problems associated with the top set of teeth biting in front of the lower set of teeth. They are ideal for children whose teeth are still developing. They can either be fixed or removable and they consist of two parts, which interlock to move the lower jaw into a more advanced position. At Old Windsor Dental Practice, we offer Twin Block, a screw mechanism that gently moves the lower jaw into the correct position.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces are the most common teeth straightening treatment and can treat a range of dental problems. Braces work by using a system of brackets and wires to gently move the teeth into their correct position. They are ideal for all types of misalignment and can even fix severely crooked teeth. Fixed braces can either have metal or tooth-coloured brackets. The second are preferred by self-conscious adults who wish to straighten their teeth discreetly.

Interested in braces in Windsor but you don’t know where to start? Contact us today and we will book an appointment for you.