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Metal Stainless Steel Fixed Braces

Metal stainless steel braces continue to be a popular choice for teeth straightening across the world. Their reliable mechanics and capacity to produce predictable outcomes have made them stand the test of time.

Metal stainless steel braces are versatile, correcting virtually any type of misalignment or bite issue, from mild to severe. The modern metal stainless steel braces of today are small, durable, and more comfortable than ever to wear.

Metal braces are suitable for adults and remain the most commonly worn brace by children. We also recommend metal braces if you are looking to be cost-effective with your treatment. Cosmetic adjustments such as coloured elastic rings can be added to your brace brackets (which children love!) If you are seeking a more subtle look for your brace, silver-coloured elastic rings can be used.

Benefit of Fixed Braces:

  • Less expensive than other brace types.
  • Known for their reliable results.
  • Fixed in the mouth (no need to remember to put them back in after eating and brushing.

Please call Circ Dental to book a consultation to discuss your options for teeth straightening with fixed metal braces.


1. How do fixed braces work?

These fixed metal stainless steel braces consist of brackets attached to each tooth and connected by a wire, which is periodically tightened by your dentist. This steady pressure gradually moves the teeth into the desired position, effectively correcting alignment and spacing issues.

2. Are fixed braces quicker than Invisalign?

Fixed braces can sometimes be quicker than Invisalign for complex alignment issues, as they provide constant, direct pressure on the teeth. The treatment time varies depending on the individual’s needs, but fixed braces often offer a faster solution for severe misalignments.

3. How long will the treatment last?

The duration of treatment with fixed braces varies depending on the complexity of the dental issues being corrected. Typically, treatment can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years.

At Circ Dental, we provide a detailed treatment plan after an initial consultation to give you an accurate timeline. So, contact us now to discuss your journey to a perfect smile.

4. Does getting fixed braces hurt?

You may experience some discomfort and soreness when braces are first fitted and after each adjustment. However, this discomfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.

5. Do fixed braces damage teeth?

Fixed braces do not inherently damage teeth; however, poor oral hygiene during treatment can lead to issues like enamel demineralisation and gum disease. We emphasise the importance of thorough cleaning and regular check-ups to maintain your dental health.

6. What can I eat while I have fixed braces?

With these braces, it’s best to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the brackets and wires. Foods like popcorn, nuts, and caramel should be avoided. We recommend softer foods, especially in the days immediately following brace adjustments.

7. How should I care for my teeth with braces?

Good oral hygiene is crucial when you have braces. Brushing after every meal, using a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily with tools like floss threaders or water flossers are recommended.

Regular visits to Circ Dental for check-ups and cleanings are also essential to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.

8. What is the cost of fixed braces for adults?

The cost for adults can vary based on the complexity of the case and the duration of treatment. Here, we offer a detailed consultation to discuss financial options, including payment plans and any available insurance coverage.

9. What should I do if my brace breaks?

If your brace breaks or you experience a loose wire or bracket, contact us as soon as possible. Avoid adjusting the braces yourself to prevent further damage. We typically arrange an urgent appointment to address any issues promptly.

10. How often will I need an appointment?

Regular appointments every 4 to 6 weeks are necessary to adjust the braces and monitor progress. These check-ups are essential to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned and to make any necessary adjustments.

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