Train Track Fixed Braces
FIXED “train-track” braces consist of individual brackets, which are glued onto your teeth. Wires are then held into the brackets by means of elastics (this is where the choice of colour comes in!). This appointment takes up to 40 minutes but is painless – it is just a matter of cleaning the tooth surface with a special solution, washing and drying the teeth and then just pressing a bracket onto each individual tooth and setting the glue on the bracket with a blue light. Once the wires and elastics have been placed we are very careful to ensure that you fully understand our instructions on care and cleaning of your brace. Fixed appliances are available in aesthetic glass or conventional metal, though the latter can be jazzed up with colour elastics.
Once a brace is fitted, your teeth start to move after a few hours. This is when they will probably start to ache and this can last from 2 days to a week or so depending on each individual. Watch our instruction movie for further advice.