What Are Fixed Braces?
The most common type of braces used in dentistry are fixed braces and they are also the most effective orthodontic system. Often referred to as “fixed appliances” or “train tracks” they are brackets fixed to each tooth with a thin wire running through them. Fixed braces can only be removed by your orthodontist and they work by gradually moving your teeth into the desired position. We offer both metal and ceramic (tooth coloured) fixed braces at the practice.
I honestly think this dentist is amazing everybody is so friendly and they are quick to get your treatment sorted after your initial consultation. I had braces fitted upper and lower and they were done so quickly they obviously know what they’re doing!! I love my braces and I’m so glad I went with ascent. I just wish I had done it years ago! My husband is having treatment also. Thanks guys!! Keep up the good work!!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Time Does It Take to Complete the Treatment?
The time required to complete orthodontic treatment with fixed braces varies but on average it will take between 12 to 24 months. During this time, you will need to attend regular appointments with the orthodontist so they can make necessary adjustments and check the progress of your treatment.
Will I Need to Change My Regular Oral Hygiene Routine?
You will also need to embark on a strict home oral health regime using particular products such as floss and special orthodontic brushes which we will recommend to you. We will also show you exactly how to use these and explain when is the best time to use them. We want to make sure your teeth remain in great condition whilst you are having fixed brace treatment which is why we also recommend that you visit our Hygienist during your treatment.
Are Fixed Braces Uncomfortable?
When your fixed brace is fitted your teeth may feel tender to start with and you will no doubt feel aware of your new addition but within just a few days you will soon forget that they are there.
Is There Certain Food That I Should Avoid?
Having a fixed brace will mean you need to make some slight changes to your usual routine (we promise it will be worth it!). You will need to think carefully about your food choices. Fixed braces do not like hard foods, so, if you do eat these you will need to take extra care but we ask that you refrain from eating very sticky foods such as toffee or chewing gum as these will most certainly cause damage to the brace.
Before & After
This patient had an incorrect bite with crossbites on both sides and she was unhappy with the aesthetics of her smile. We used fixed braces to align her teeth and correct her bite.
This patient was unhappy with the alignment of her teeth and her gummy smile. We used orthodontic treatment to align the teeth and reduce the gummy smile.
Never Too Young
Young Archie was living with overcrowded teeth and a severe overbite, says mum Lucy. Here’s Lucy halfway through Archie’s treatment with praise for our child-friendly orthodontic expert, Gursh.
Roxanne is Rockin’ Fixed Braces
You wouldn’t know to look that Roxanne is wearing fixed braces. Clear brackets and wires are the secrets here. Roxanne chose to finish her look with composite bonding.
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From the moment i entered, i was met by the lovely receptionist and staff. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. They addressed all the questions and concerns i had and were able to give me recommendations. They were completely transparent and clear about what the treatment may entail. Definately the best dentist I have ever been too! Very excited for the plan they have made for me. 10/10 :)
Very professional and I absolutely love my teeth. Highly recommend this place.
I’ve had a few visits over the last few years for specific work. Everyone is very kind and courteous. I have always had each stage of treatment explained at the start so there were never any nasty surprises. I would happily recommend Ascent it is a caring practice.
My wife had to attend for an extraction under their sedation treatment on the 17th October. She has extreme fear of dentistry however the clinic was mindful of her fears and showed a high degree of care and consideration during and after the treatment…
Would recommend this dentist 10 times over ! Completely give my smile the look I wanted, and incredibly helpful and friendly all throughout. Best decision
Excellent service, rang with a very painful toothache, given emergency appointment and recommended next steps. Following not being able to move up the NHS waiting list and still in pain returned after Christmas for extraction. What i was expecting to be a horrible painful process was done painlessly and efficiently and i cant speak highly enough of both Dentists i saw and the rest of the team. Highly recommended.
It is a fantastic dental Surgery an I would highly recommend any of my family a friends to go there.
The reception staff are all very helpful, polite, friendly and professional. The staffs and my Dr they both created a friendly welcoming an happy environment for me to walk into an it made sure that I was confident in having my treatment.
I recently went to Ascent Dental Care for a scheduled cleaning and mentioned I had chipped a tooth and wanted some other work done. Doctor Coughlin arranged for my tooth to be repaired and for my other work to be done immediately after my cleaning, despite the practice being busy at the time.
Very professional & efficient.
I have had excellent orthadontic treatment with my Invisalign.
I would highly recommend Ascent Dental.
Excellent customer service, the team really looked after me, answered all my questions, explained what was going on in my appointment. I made some enquiries for teeth alignment and they were fab, gave me all the information I needed. Highly recommend Ascent to anyone, particularly, if like me, you get nervous about a visit to the dentist!!
I discovered the one clinic whilst searching periodontal treatments in my area on google…I felt no pain just a small amount of discomfort, he reassured me throughout in a professional and caring manner….The caring and considerate attitude of all involved showed that they cared for my dental health past present and future. I asked about future treatments, and DR Nissen advised me according to my needs .At no point, did I feel that the costs involved were the main aim but that his genuine concern was to help me gain control of my dental health.
I was hesitant at first to spend money on my teeth. I’m 60 years old and have a fear of dentist’s due to experience over the years. I have had the time of my life! I am no longer afraid to laugh or smile. AJ is amazing and kind and patient! The whole team are wonderful absolutely worth the money! Confidence is well and truly boosted! Thanks guys ❤️
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