BRACES

Train Track and Ceramic Brackets

‘TRAIN TRACK’ BRACES
FIXED APPLIANCES

The most common type of treatment is done with fixed appliances, often known as ‘train track’ braces. These are exceptionally reliable and are the best way to align teeth for most patients. A bracket is glued to each tooth which allows the orthodontist to gently pull or push the teeth around. A very fine wire is tied to the brackets to apply this gentle force. In our practice we use Damon self ligating brackets that apply extremely light forces making these treatments very comfortable, a little quicker and require fewer visits than the older generation of brackets. We also use ‘Tip Edge’ brackets that are also low friction and allow treatment of more severe types of bites.

CERAMIC ‘WHITE’ BRACKETS

The big disadvantage of metal ‘train track’ braces is that they can be seen! White (ceramic) brackets can be used for adult clients, but they do have some minor draw backs. These draw backs can be overcome with good patient motivation and a couple of extra visits. These brackets can still be seen but are much more discreet.

The type of brace you need will depend on what type of problem you have. There may be a choice of brace depending on severity of the problem and the goals of treatment.

The most common type of treatment is done with fixed appliances, often known as ‘train track’ braces. These are exceptionally reliable and are the best way to align teeth for most patients.

White (ceramic) brackets can be used for adult clients, but they do have some minor draw backs. These draw backs can be overcome with good patient motivation and a couple of extra visits.