Fixed Braces

Snö Dental offers the most comprehensive types of fixed orthodontic braces on the market for children,teens, and adults to fit any type of lifestyle and budget.

Fixed braces can be placed either on the buccal (outside) or lingual (inside) side of your teeth. Your Snö Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Roelien Stapelberg, will make sure that whatever brace you select will fit precisely, according to your needs, and be as discreet as possible in appearance. Although fixed braces require more work than the popular invisible aligners, fixed aligners offer a higher level of control, leading to higher precision than a treatment with removable braces.

Types of orthodontic braces available at Snö.

Clear Braces

Often referred to as Ceramic Braces these tooth-coloured braces are made of semi-translucent material and are vaguely noticeable, providing a less obvious alternative to fixed metal braces. These braces are a very popular orthodontic treatment choice with both our teen and adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. They work in a similar way as traditional fixed braces, using a thin wire to gently move your brackets and teeth. While ceramic braces aren’t as discreet as removable clear aligners (such as Invisalign®), they are excellent at straightening teeth.

Metal Braces (Traditional Braces)

Straight Wire braces are the most common type of braces used by orthodontists. With these braces you can create your own colorful combination of elastics for your braces.

Invisalign®

Invisalign is the most contemporary orthodontic braces technology to straighten misaligned teeth in an almost invisible way, without wires or metal braces. Invisalign is an extremely popular type of braces.

Removable Braces

Removable braces click onto your teeth and can be removed when necessary. This type of orthodontic brace is usually only used for the upper teeth and is limited in its capabilities and are customized to your unique anatomy.

Retainers help maintain your new smile after braces.

Retainers help maintain your new smile after braces

A retainer is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Your retainer is specially designed by your orthodontist to help you maintain the results from your treatment.Wearing your retainer as instructed is the key to maintaining the success of your orthodontic treatment.

There are a variety of retainers. Some are removable and some are fixed—that is, they are cemented to your teeth. Your orthodontist will provide the kind of retainer that best maintains the new positions of your teeth. Your orthodontist will recommend how long to continue wearing your retainers, depending on whether they are removable or fixed. Wearing your retainers as prescribed is the best way to keep your teeth from moving after your orthodontic treatment.

Your retainer is designed to perform a vital role in your overall orthodontic treatment. It’s very important that you wear your retainer exactly as you have been instructed. Otherwise, your treatment goals may not be maintained. If you’re wearing retainers after braces and you don’t follow your doctor’s instructions, your teeth could move toward their original positions, erasing some of the great results you achieved from treatment. You may need to wear your retainers quite a while, so be patient. Each person’s care is different. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions for wearing your retainers. In some cases, permanent retention will be necessary. Your orthodontist will determine how long you’ll need to wear retainers.

If your retainer should break or be lost, contact your orthodontist at once for a replacement. If your retainer is not fitting properly — which may happen if you do not wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist – or if your fixed retainer should become loose, call your orthodontist right away for an appointment.