Fixed braces, also known as brackets, cannot be removed by the person wearing them. Fixed braces consist of little brackets that are glued to the teeth. Locked around the teeth are metal rings (bands). Attached to it are small metal tubes. The brackets and tubes are connected with a resilient wire. There are other types of braces that are fixed, such as the hyrax. Usually these braces are attached to the molars with metal rings.
Fixed braces are a match for everyone who has lost their baby teeth. In special situations, preparatory work with different brace types and/ or surgery can be required. This is dependent on the wishes, development and adaptability of the person.
During the intake we discuss your specific situation and needs, the possibilities, and costs. As we don’t make photos and x-rays during the intake yet, we now provide you with a global overview of the treatment process.
During our second appointment, we make scans, intraoral (mouth) and extraoral (facial) photos, and x-rays. Together, this is formed into a 3D simulation; a virtual setup of how your teeth will move. After the doctor has checked everything, we present you with the final plan and order the complete set of cases/aligners. Within two weeks this set is sent to the practice, after which we put on your braces.
Every 4 weeks we expect you to come in for a checkup. During this appointment, we can make the necessary adjustments, answer any questions you may have, and make sure the treatment is going according to plan.
Nearing the end
When the treatment is coming to its end, we sit together to discuss your results. If the original goals are reached, we can go ahead and order your night retainers or splints. It may also be possible that more braces are required.
“I was really well-assisted in the process, and no longer afraid to smile! Thanks Lotte”
The costs depend on your personal situation and wishes. On average, the price is somewhere between 2500 and 3500 euro. A full list of prices and codes is available on the rates page.