Traditional Fixed Brace Orthodontics in Wigan
Did you know that the earliest braces were found on Egyptian mummies and made of animal skin cord that was fixed to teeth the same way traditional wire braces are?
Fast forward to the mid 20th century and dentists were using materials such as ivory, zinc and gold. By the 70’s, stainless steel and dental adhesive changed everything and led to the traditional ‘train track’ metal braces we’re all familiar with.
Metal braces – benefits
‘Train track’ braces are still one of the most effective treatments used today to:
- Correct uneven bites, wonky and gappy teeth
- Provide a proven treatment at an affordable price
- Help you have healthier gums and teeth
- Improve the whole look of your face.
These braces have small metal brackets that are fitted to the front of your teeth, which look like train tracks.
The brackets are connected with a thin wire, known as an archwire, which is held in place with elastic bands that come in a range of colours.
As an experienced Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Puthri Raphy can advise you if a metal brace is the best option for you or your child.
Prices from £800
Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but, instead of metal, the braces are made of a clear ceramic. To make the braces even less noticeable, the wires that connect the brackets can also be transparent to help it blend in with your teeth.
As they’re fixed to your teeth, these braces are strong and they offer an effective treatment for patients of all ages needing simple or more complex dental work.
St Raphael’s can also help you spread the cost of these braces with interest-free finance over 12 months or low-cost loans payable over 12-60 months.
Prices from £1500
To find out more about Traditional Fixed Braces treatment with our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Puthri Raphy or to book a consultation, please call our dedicated orthodontics team on 07449 535789 or our friendly reception team on 01695 627 617
Dr Puthri Raphy
BDS MJDF (RCS) MOrth RCS (Eng) DDSc(Ortho)
GDC Registration Number: 145945