Braces Overbite

Traditional metal braces are what most people think of, when they think of braces.

Traditional metal braces are the most common of the four types of braces that people have. They are made up of brackets and wires.

Together they move your teeth into the correct position.

Braces are made from surgical steel, but they can also be made from white ceramic material. So they blend in with your natural tooth colour.

Treatment with metal braces usually starts once all the adult teeth have erupted (come through into the mouth) and usually lasts around 15-20 months.

The braces are attached onto the teeth using tooth coloured resin glue.

An orthodontic wire is fed through the bracket to connect them all up. The wire is put under tension to push/ pull your teeth into the correct position.

The brace is easily be removed at the end of treatment, leaving you with a great new smile.

Its important to wear retainers at the end of treatment to keep your teeth straight.

You can wear a permanent retainer- a wire glued to the back of your teeth, or wear a night time retainer made of see-through stiff plastic.

It looks a lot like a gum shield.

Traditional metal braces are the most common of the four types of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. They are the smallest fixed brace available but are not as discreet as ceramic or clear aligners. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.

Smile Specialist
Specialist Orthodontist

dr ronan perry is the President of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland 2018-2020. Dr Perry provides comprehensive smile solutions for all ages, both adults and teenagers alike.

Dr Perry graduated with honours from the Dental School at Trinity College Dublin in 1998 and worked as a family dentist in Dublin before moving to the UK, to work in one of the UK’s leading dental hospitals.

In 2000, he was awarded the Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry from the RCSI and then completed a three-year, full time Masters in the Speciality of Orthodontics in 2005. In addition, he was awarded a Masters in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2005.

In 2014, he obtained an MSc in Lingual Orthodontics at the University of Hannover Medical School in Germany. Dr Perry is a Platinum Elite Invisalign Provider and the number one specialist provider of Invisalign in Dublin City Centre.

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