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    West End Orthodontics

Conventional Braces

The term ‘conventional braces’ simply describes the type of braces that we are all generally familiar with. Your treatment can last up to two years, depending upon the amount of movement necessary. Once your treatment is completed you will need to wear a clear night-time retainer for at least a year which holds the teeth in their new position until they settle permanently into their new position. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of orthodontics or braces please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the wires rub on my tongue and gums?
Occasionally some patients experienced slight discomfort. We advise all patients to let the practice team know if there is any discomfort as usually a small adjustment or trimming of the wire will help

How will it feel when I have my brace fitted?
You will feel the brace in your mouth and it may feel a little strange to begin with. Don’t worry, most of our patients feel like this. After a short period you will become accustomed to the sensation of having a brace in your mouth and it will feel quite normal to you.

I am worried about how my braces will look. What do other patients say?
You needn’t worry about how you brace will look to your friends and family. They will all be interested to see your new brace just like you did. But like you, they will soon get used to it and it will become part of your familiar features quickly. If you are really worried about this, talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign® clear brace system that is now available at many of our practices.

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