Unlock the Secret to a Perfect Smile! Discover why over 10,000 people have chosen our Fixed Braces in Birmingham and started their journey to impeccable smiles at One Devonshire Place.
Start your journey to a straighter smile by requesting a free smile assessment with Carol, our orthodontic treatment coordinator.
Despite innovations in removable braces and fixed lingual braces over the past 20 years, fixed standard braces, especially in Birmingham, remain a mainstay of orthodontic treatment, and for good reason: they are reliable, safe, predictable and, with modern systems, can be less conspicuous than they once were.
At One Devonshire Place, your premier destination for fixed braces in Birmingham, the fixed standard brace assembly uses brackets affixed to the surface of the teeth with wire running through the brackets to apply force, causing gradual movement over time. We use the system made by American Orthodontics with brackets that are large enough to be mechanically effective but small enough not to be too obvious, striking a balance between appearance and function.
Our in-depth assessment and diagnosis enable us to form a detailed and highly accurate picture of how to move your teeth to achieve this balance, making us your best choice for fixed braces in Birmingham.
We recognise that each patient has unique priorities, and that’s why we tailor our treatment plans to your specific needs. Our patient-centric approach extends to our flexible payment plans, ensuring everyone can access the best care from a specialist orthodontist.
With us, there’s no need to pay upfront; you can pay as you go. Furthermore, our commitment to your well-being doesn’t end with the conclusion of your treatment. We provide 18 months of post-treatment support or even longer if you prefer.
During your orthodontic journey, you can expect an involved consultation process with our specialist orthodontist.
It begins with a simple discussion and progresses to a detailed examination. We’ll then discuss your options, leveraging the advantage of having multiple routes to resolve your specific issue.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, we’ll conduct an X-ray of your mouth to ensure the safety of your teeth and detect any hidden issues. We can then create a treatment schedule and organise the construction of your orthodontic appliance.
If your treatment requires general dental work, we’re more than happy to collaborate with your dentist. Typically, we see our patients twice before fitting an appliance.
When it comes to achieving a perfect smile, One Devonshire Place in Birmingham provides a standout experience, blending expertise, innovation, and patient care.
Our specialist Birmingham orthodontists have successfully completed over 10,000 cases with fixed standard braces, making us a trusted choice for orthodontics in the Midlands.
Choosing our fixed braces promises precise and predictable results and allows for a unique patient-focused approach. We understand that every smile is unique; therefore, we ensure each treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual’s needs and aspirations.
What sets our fixed braces in Birmingham apart from other orthodontic treatments are their tangible benefits. These include:
Three-Dimensional Precision: Our fixed braces move your teeth in all three dimensions with unparalleled accuracy, resulting in perfect alignment.
Treatment Longevity: With the possibility of remaining in place for up to three years, our fixed standard braces provide long-term, reliable, and consistent results.
Less Damage, More Control: The use of lower force over a longer range reduces the risk of damage to the teeth, providing a more controlled movement over time.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Consultation: We are not just about fitting braces; we take the time to discuss all possible options, including fixed lingual braces and less visible ceramic braces, ensuring you make an informed decision about your treatment.
Ongoing Support: We provide continuous support and guidance throughout your journey with us. Our dedicated team is always on hand to address any concerns or questions you may have, ensuring a seamless experience.
Remember, expertise matters when it comes to getting the most from orthodontic treatments. So, trust the specialists at One Devonshire Place, your premier destination for fixed braces in Birmingham, and start your journey towards a perfect smile today.
No, having braces fitted shouldn’t hurt. We brush the surfaces of the teeth and stick the brackets onto them. However, The braces will start to ache over the following 24 hours as the wires start pulling at the teeth. The aching builds a little over a few days and then settles down. The feel of the brace takes more time to get used to, but most people are fine after a few weeks and become fully comfortable with the feel of the braces in their mouth.
Yes, ask. The colour relates to the elastics that we use to tie the wire into the brace. The brace itself can be metal or ceramic, so silver or clear. You can still have coloured elastics whether you are having metal or ceramic braces.
The two main factors with foods are what could break the brace and what could damage the teeth, but there are foods that can change the colour of the elastics as well. Hard foods can damage the brace because when clenching your teeth you can produce as much as 70kg of force (brushing your teeth will not break the brace but you might notice a breakage when brushing if not checking the brace after meals).
Foods which are hard, chewy, crunchy or crispy can create large forces as your teeth bite together and can break the brackets. Most foods can be cut up into small pieces and you can choose softer foods such as pasta, mash, soups and banana. Meats can be cut up into small pieces. Chocolate and toffee can be a particular problem because they will break the brace but can also cause holes to develop in the teeth.
Acids such as fruit juice and fizzy drinks can damage the teeth and leave marks on the teeth. Most wines are less acid but still should be considered with some caution. If you have a curry or anything with a lot of colour in it then the brace can go a little yellow in colour. We can always change the elastics for you but also some whitening mouth washes can help reduce the colour a little. Let us know if this becomes a problem and we can help you.
Most braces will not affect speech very much. A slight lisp can develop after having a fixed brace, this is not very noticeable but can be more so with lingual braces. With lingual braces, speech settles down in most cases within three months of having the brace fitted. We use low-profile braces to keep these issues to a minimum and there are other parts of the treatment that can be adapted to help. Removable braces have the greatest effect on speech but these are only used in very specific circumstances.
At first, having something new in your mouth will feel strange, but because everyone is different, everyone gets used to the feel of the braces in different ways. Some find the feel of the brace difficult for a few weeks but most people feel absolutely fine after three weeks. If there is anything sharp or difficult to cope with, we can provide wax which can be used to cover the sharp areas, or we could see you to cut wires shorter.
We can also change the shape of the brace in some circumstances if there is a discomfort issue. Many people worry before the brace is fitted, and it is most likely that any problems will appear in the first few weeks, but most people are quite happy once they have adapted to the feel of their new brace.
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