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What are fixed braces?

11 Aug 2023

4 min read


Have you ever wished you could enjoy straighter, more attractive teeth?

If your teeth sometimes make you feel self-conscious then the answer is probably “yes”.

Many people in your position eventually start to consider the many different teeth straightening options that can help adults to enjoy an attractive new smile within months.

How do I choose braces?

But, with no prior knowledge of adult orthodontics, it’s often difficult to know where to start.

At White & Co. we’ve helped hundreds of people to choose the best treatment for their particular situation.

Four questions about braces

Here are four key questions you should consider when deciding on the treatment that can get the best results for you.

1. How effective is the treatment? (Will it give you a smile you can love?)

2. Will I feel comfortable with the appearance of the braces?

3. How comfortable are the braces?

4. How quickly will the treatment be finished?


Many patients at White & Co. have chosen fixed braces because they score highly in the above areas.

Modern-day fixed braces are more discreet than the more conventional braces of your childhood.

They are also more comfortable and also easier to clean.

Why choose fixed braces?

Looking after your braces takes only slightly more effort than brushing your teeth.

A system of brackets and wires works to gently move your teeth into the optimal straight position over a period of months.

Ceramic braces, featuring clear brackets, work in the same way but are even more subtle.

Are fixed braces right for me?

At White & Co. our many former fixed brace patients tell us they are delighted with their new straight teeth and say they no longer feel embarrassed about posing for photographs.


Fixed braces may well be the best solution to your problem but another option - such as clear, plastic removable braces or lingual braces, which are fitted to the back of your teeth - could suit your lifestyle better.

One of the best ways to find out for sure is to visit a specialist orthodontist who can take a look at your teeth and talk to you about what you want to achieve.

Orthodontic treatments

At White & Co. we pride ourselves on helping patients to enjoy a confidence-boosting new smile that can help them to change the way they feel.

We can use our expertise and experience to help you choose the treatment that will give you the optimal end result.

The good news is tit’s never been easier for adults to change the way they feel about their smile.

Contact us now to make an appointment or to find out more.