Fixed Appliances

metal_thinFor perfect tooth alignment, fixed appliances are used. They are designed to make extremely precise adjustments to each tooth’s position. With a bracket bonded to each tooth and a wire that runs between each bracket, we are able to accomplish a beautifully, straight smile.

Maintaining proper oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment is extremely important to reduce the possibility of developing tooth decay. If good oral hygiene is not present prior to receiving braces, we will first provide advice about proper oral hygiene techniques before we place the braces.

Generally, fixed appliances are worn approximately two years, but may vary depending on each patient’s case. Following the fixed appliance phase, we will fit retainers for your teeth to maintain the new position of your teeth.

To learn more about our fixed appliances, please visit our Types of Braces page.