Although not as popular as some of the less obvious alternatives, metal braces are still used. They are less expensive than ceramic or custom metal brackets and are comfortable to wear. Children often like to customise them with different colours.
There is occasionally a clinical need for metal brackets when a patient has a deep overbite, the metal brackets aid in keeping the bite open while the teeth move into their new position.
Here at Bristol Dental Specialists we also offer Iconix™ Aesthetic braces. The Iconix™ brackets (pads stuck to the teeth) are smaller than standard metal brackets and are contoured for maximum patient comfort.
The aesthetic light gold (champagne) colour blends discreetly with the surrounding skin and mouth tones.