Dental Braces Higham Ferrers, Ashby, Earls Barton and Leicester

Traditional braces involve metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” However, modern brackets have improved greatly over the years – and are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces of decades past. Plus, new heat-activated archwires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly – and less painfully – than in the past.

There are real benefits – as fixed traditional braces are the least expensive type of braces. And today’s fixed braces use coloured bands that kids love for self-expression. These braces are noticeable – but if they’re in the child’s favourite colour, maybe that’s a plus.