Fixed metal braces
Fixed metal braces are the original orthodontic treatment and thanks to developments in modern technology they are more discreet, comfortable and efficient than ever.
How do metal braces work?
Fixed metal braces use a series of small metal brackets attached to the front of each individual tooth. These brackets are connected by a metal archwire that runs through them, and small elastic bands are used to hold them all together.
During the course of treatment, you will visit our practice for regular adjustment appointments. Your orthodontist will make small adjustments in the archwires, which will create a gentle but targeted pressure that will slowly guide your teeth into proper alignment.
The benefits of metal braces
Metal braces are still used for a reason! They are:
- Reliable: The stainless steel brackets are extremely durable, and this tried-and-tested method can produce very accurate results.
- Versatile: Metal braces can be used to treat almost any orthodontic issue in children, teens and adults.
- Affordable: Metal braces are the most budget-friendly orthodontic option.
Iconix Aesthetic Braces
Iconix Aesthetic Braces If you are looking for a fixed brace that blends with your teeth and allows you to show off your smile whilst your teeth are being straightened, then Iconix braces may be the solution for you.
The stainless steel champagne-coloured brackets offer the perfect blend of practicality and beauty - featuring the strength of stainless steel paired with the soft, aesthetic look of "white" gold.
Skip the NHS waiting lists
To qualify for NHS treatment, you must fit strict criteria of orthodontic patient need. Even if you do qualify, there can be long waiting lists.
At Yorkshire Orthodontics, we regularly work with patients aged 12-17 who are tired of waiting for, or unable to qualify for, NHS treatment. We can get treatment started straight away, and work closely with you to find a payment plan that works for your budget.
Of course, you don’t need to be a teen to start treatment with metal braces. Our team successfully treats smiles of all ages with this reliable treatment option.