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Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are small brackets that are attached to your teeth and linked together with a wire to shape the arch. Sometimes the brackets are accompanied by springs and elastics to further help move the teeth. Braces can either be attached to the front surface or the inner surface of your teeth, depending on your specific needs, but both are efficient at creating a straight smile. Our braces are made using tooth-coloured ceramics to provide an almost invisible, yet a rapid and predictable solution.

Why choose braces?

Braces are a great way of straightening teeth and improving their performance as well as their appearance. These are just some of the reasons people choose braces:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Missing or overcrowded teeth
  • Overbites or overjets (where front teeth are pushed outwards)
  • Issues with jaw joints
  • Poor bite
  • A fixed-term treatment

Clear Braces

Clear braces are an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces offering a way to soften the look of the standard brackets and wires.  This is achieved by using clear or tooth coloured ceramic brackets that blend in more with your teeth.  The wire that links through the brackets can be metal, tooth coloured or white making them more discreet.

They work the same way as metal braces and are suitable for all ages from children to adults.  Results are predictable and they can treat a range of cases.  Because they are less visible, they are a good option if you do not want metal braces.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are another discreet option for cosmetic teeth straightening here at Illume Dentistry in Cheltenham.  Sometimes referred to as ‘hidden braces’ they are fitted to the inside of the teeth instead of the front.  Like traditional braces they use brackets and wires and results are predictable.  Lingual braces are suitable for all ages but are more commonly used for adult orthodontic treatment.

The right choice for you

The first step with any of our teeth straightening options is to have a full, free consultation with one of our dentists. They’ll understand your aims and expectations, and take you through all of the options. If braces are right for you, then images, x-rays and models of your teeth will be taken to help create your perfect smile.

Spread the cost

As well as offering reductions for advance payments and for Illume Members, we can also help to spread the cost of treatments with interest-free and low-interest credit.

With a wide range of orthodontic solutions available at Illume Dentistry in Cheltenham we can ensure you get the best results possible from your orthodontic treatment.

Get in touch with our friendly team to learn more about the ways we can help you or to book a consultation with our experienced specialist orthodontist, Rippon Sanghera in Cheltenham.


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