FIXED BRACES

Modern versions of traditional teeth straightening devices

How braces can help

From the aesthetic to the functional, crooked teeth can cause major problems! Whether overcrowded, hard-to-clean teeth are putting you at risk of tooth decay, or a bad bite is causing difficulties such as speech problems, tooth wear and headaches, help is at hand at Clyde Munro. We offer a range of traditional and modern orthodontic solutions to straighten teeth and correct malocclusion. Whatever your age or lifestyle, we will work with you to find an orthodontic system to suit.

Contemporary versions of the classics

The word ‘orthodontics’ may sound a little intimidating, but rest assured that things have moved on since the days of oversized train tracks and orthodontic headgear. For adults, cosmetic braces are now so discreet they are commonly referred to as invisible braces – the result of huge advances in technology that have significantly reduced the visual and physical impact of braces. At Clyde Munro, we offer a complete range of today’s high-tech systems, including clear and lingual braces and short-term orthodontics such as Six Month Smiles.

Do braces hurt?

If you are having a brace fitted or adjusted, it is likely to feel uncomfortable for the first few days, but this will settle down and is manageable in the short term with painkillers if necessary. If the brace rubs your lips or cheeks, we will give you some special wax to help prevent this.

Can I eat normally with a brace?

You will be able to follow a healthy diet, however, certain foods can damage braces, or exacerbate hygiene problems. Take care when eating hard, crunchy foods (cut them into smaller pieces first), and avoid sugary, acid-rich items, such as fizzy drinks (even diet ones) and fruit juice. Lastly, sticky, chewy foods, such as chewing gum, toffee, chocolate and sweets, should also be avoided.

How do I brush my teeth with braces?

Brush your teeth as normal, using a fluoride toothpaste. However, because food can easily get trapped by your braces, you’ll need to carry a toothbrush with your during the day and brush after all meals, paying particular attention to the gum line. Failure to keep your teeth and braces clean can lead to permanent discolouration on your teeth.

Will I need to wear a retainer once my treatment has finished?

Yes, if you want your teeth to stay nice and straight. We’ll advise you on your options – retainers can be fixed or removable.

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