Fixed Braces

Fixed braces have undergone a makeover in recent years. Through the use of advanced technology, paired with decades-old techniques, fixed braces can bring powerful results faster than ever. St Albans Orthodontics offers multiple braces options to suit your needs and budget.


Traditional braces with a twist

In the past, traditional braces were adjusted by eye. Now by using 3D scanning and analysis tools, your treatment results can be planned before you even begin your braces journey. With advancements in the design of the brackets, fixed braces are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever before.


Damon braces

Damon braces may look like traditional metal braces, but behind the scenes there’s a lot more going on. They have an impressively small bracket that uses self-ligation technology to create a more comfortable experience for the user.


How does self-ligation work?

By allowing passive movement of the archwire through the bracket, self-ligating braces avoid the friction caused by the elastics of traditional braces. This means there is less uncomfortable tension against your teeth. This also means that the braces tighten themselves and won’t require adjustments like elastics do. With Damon braces, you will see a drastic reduction in your clinic visits.


Insignia braces

Insignia braces are custom made to your teeth, providing you with the individual treatment you need to straighten them. The process involves having an impression of your teeth taken which is then turned into a 3D representation of your bite using sophisticated imaging software. From this blueprint of your teeth, your very own set of wires and brackets are made. These are then fitted to the surface of your teeth, much like traditional braces are, but the difference is they’re much smaller and less noticeable - offering you that discreet treatment option you were hoping for.


Benefits of Insignia braces

Thanks to the incredible technology used by the Insignia system, you are able to see a complete preview of how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment. Technology has also helped reduce the size of the brackets used, creating a more comfortable experience while drawing less attention to your braces.


Which braces are best for me?

With the various options we offer, our specialist team can cater to almost any set of teeth and bring incredible results to your smile. When you book your first free consultation at St Albans Orthodontics, our friendly and knowledgeable team will discuss all options with you and help you decide which treatment suits your needs and lifestyle best.

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