Fixed Standard Braces

The Midlands Specialist Orthodontists

Despite innovations in removable braces
and fixed lingual braces over the past 20
years, fixed standard braces 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.

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.

Why choose One
Devonshire Place
for orthodontics?

  • More than 10,000 cases completed
  • Specialist orthodontists have extra training and experience
  • More choice with our full range of systems
  • Private treatment = no waiting lists
  • Pay as you go
  • Free onsite parking
  • Open 6 days a week
  • Trusted by 200 referral dental practices across the Midlands

What To Expect

You’ll experience some sensitivity and tightness when
your brace is adjusted (about once a month) which will
last for around a day or so. You’ll still be able to eat
normally but try to keep away from hard food, chewy
food and fizzy drinks because they could damage the
appliance and your teeth. If you play a contact sport
you’ll need to wear a gum shield to protect your mouth
and the appliance.

 

Learn about our patient journey

Pros of fixed
standard braces

  • Safe and reliable
  • More than 50 years of design and improvement
  • Predictable results
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Deliver predictable results in complex multi-disciplinary treatments

Meet our specialist

Dr Rob Slater

GDC No. 65931

BDS FDSRCS MOrthRCS MSc, Specialist in Orthodontics

  • Pioneering founder and former chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society
  • Worked as an examiner, trainer, noted publisher and international lecturer
  • Began his career as a dental technician, creating orthodontic appliances

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