What are Coloured Braces?

Having particular parts of a brace system in optional colours can make wearing braces more fun and enjoyable.

Fixed Braces

A fixed brace is made up of a bracket and wire system. The brackets are precisely designed small buttons that are bonded (stuck) to each tooth in a specific way. The brackets are then connected to each other using a thin metal wire, called an archwire. The archwire is held in place with small elastic rings called modules, or with very thin wires called ligatures.coloured-braces

Theses modules come in a variety of colours and it makes wearing retainers that much more fun. It is fast becoming a popular choice especially amongst teenagers. You can select colours to suit a special occasion or time of the year (e.g. red and green for Christmas), a sports team (e.g. red and white for Arsenal Football Club), or just choose your favourite colour.

Braces need to be adjusted on a routine basis so that we can keep the teeth moving in the required direction. Hence, you will need regular appointments for review and adjustments. These modules can be changed at each appointment so you can have a different look every time you come.

Removable Braces

This type of brace is composed of a acrylic (plastic) base plate with various wire components attached to it. To make wearing these braces more fun the acrylic can come in a variety of colours or patterns. However, these cannot be changed at every appointment.

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