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Affordable Metal Braces in Colchester

If you're looking to improve your smile or straighten your teeth there are literally hundreds of options out there for you to choose from. We offer quite a few of them at The Dental Studio! Many of these modern systems such as 6-Month-Smiles or Invisalign have made orthodontic treatment accessible and discreet for almost anybody, and they're fantastic at what they do – but normal fixed "train-track" braces have been used for hundreds of years, and still get fantastic results.

Whilst a metal brace may not be to everybody's taste, it can still do everything that the more modern aesthetic braces can do, and sometimes a little bit more as well. Metal braces can be used to treat:

  • crooked or crowded teeth
  • spaced teeth
  • open bites
  • deep bites
  • overbites
  • sticking out teeth
  • problems with the bite on the back teeth

There's no doubt that braces are becoming more and more accepted amongst adults, and amongst teenagers they sometimes seem to be almost the norm. When you couple this with the affordability of a metal brace, and how reliable it is at getting amazing results, it's no surprise that the "old fashioned" metal brace is becoming popular again. They can be used to treat adults and kids alike, and can be used for cosmetic straightening in 6 months, right the way through to comprehensive treatment. This could be the ideal option for teenagers. Private orthodontic treatment means that NHS waiting lists can be bypassed, and we can guarantee that you can have appointments outside of school hours – no more angry teachers and missed lessons. NHS funding means that some kids are simply told that their teeth "aren't bad enough" to be allowed treatment – you won't come across any generalisations like that with us, we treat everyone as an individual, and you can tell us if you think you need treatment, not the other way around. Even better, orthodontic treatment at The Dental Studio may not be as expensive as you think….

As with all orthodontic treatments, you will need a new patient assessment first to make sure we find the most suitable treatment plan for you. This appointment includes a full dental examination, orthodontic assessment, moulds, photographs and x-rays. After that, if you decide that metal braces are the option for you, we offer affordable pricing and finance! Why not contact the practice for a consultation to see if metal braces could be the right treatment for you.

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FAQs about Orthodontics in Colchester

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces, wires, and other appliances to straighten teeth, correct bite problems, and improve dental and facial aesthetics.

The length of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of the dental and orthodontic issues being addressed. The average treatment time for traditional metal braces is two to three years, but some cases may take longer or shorter.

Braces can be uncomfortable, but they shouldn’t be painful. Most people experience some soreness or discomfort for a few days after the braces are first placed and after each adjustment appointment. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, can help alleviate any discomfort.

There are several different types of braces available, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. Traditional metal braces are the most common and most affordable option. Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets are made of tooth-coloured material, making them less noticeable. Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a series of clear plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into position.

During active orthodontic treatment, you will typically need to see the orthodontist every four to six weeks for adjustments. These appointments are important to ensure that the braces are working properly and to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

Yes, wearing a retainer is an important part of maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment. After the braces are removed, the teeth will naturally want to shift back to their original positions. A retainer is used to hold the teeth in their new position until they become more stable. The orthodontist will provide instructions on how often to wear the retainer and for how long.

Orthodontic treatment may require some adjustments to your daily activities, particularly in the first few days after the braces are placed. You may need to avoid certain foods that are hard or sticky, and you may need to spend a little extra time caring for your teeth and braces. However, most people are able to continue their normal activities, such as playing sports and musical instruments, during orthodontic treatment.

It is common to experience some changes in speech during the first few days after braces are placed or adjusted. You may notice a slight lisp or difficulty pronouncing certain sounds. However, most people adjust to the braces quickly and speech returns to normal within a few days.

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the type of braces used and the length of treatment. Traditional metal braces are typically the most affordable option, while clear aligners are usually the most expensive.

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The Dental Studio
236 Bergholt Road, Colchester

Call us today: 01206 845891

Email: hello@the-dental-studio.com

Opening Hours
Monday 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Thursday 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Saturday By Appointment Only