Is It Better to Have a Fixed or Removable Brace?

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Here at Smilemakers we have a range of fixed and removable braces to offer you the very best choice of advanced straightening technologies available today. When you visit our cosmetic dentist in Southampton, we want you to receive the most appropriate treatment that will produce the very best results.

removal-bracesRemovable Braces

Removable braces are extremely popular and options include Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into predetermined positions. This system is extremely practical and it works very well for a number of orthodontic problems. Once the aligners are in place, they are very difficult to see and they are simply removed whenever you want to eat or drink something or whenever you need to brush and floss. This easy-to-use brace can be very appealing and it does produce great results.

The Inman Aligner is a more cosmetically oriented brace meaning it will only work on the teeth you can see when you smile or talk. An advantage of this brace is that it can produce results very quickly, often within a matter of weeks or just a few months. The speed of treatment is reflected in the price and it can be highly effective if you only have a few teeth out of position and don’t have any major problems with your bite. Like Invisalign, the Inman Aligner is very easy to use.

Fixed Braces

Our choice of fixed braces includes Fastbraces and Damon braces. As you might expect, Fastbraces work extremely quickly, with treatment typically being completed in about a year while some people will only need to wear their braces for a few months. Fastbraces uses extremely discreet clear coloured brackets that are triangular shaped and which can move the crown of the tooth and the tooth root at the same time. This technology uses low forces to comfortably move teeth and is great for treating a wide range of orthodontic problems.

Damon braces are another fixed brace that also uses extremely discreet brackets. This braces system is a little different from other braces in that your entire facial profile is taken into account. Not only that, our dentist in Southampton will assess how your profile will appear in the years to come. The idea of Damon braces is to create a better facial profile by gently straightening your teeth into the correct positions. By improving your facial profile, it’s sometimes possible to create a more youthful effect.

Both fixed and removable braces can create great results and after carefully assessing your jaws and the relationship between your upper and lower teeth, our cosmetic dentist in Southampton will suggest the most suitable options. You will find we allow lots of time to discuss these options with you and why we think they will be best. Although removable braces may seem more attractive, fixed braces can sometimes provide more precise results and they are designed to be very discreet.

If you’d love a straighter smile then why not contact our Southampton dentist to book an initial consultation? Just give us a call on 02380 442626 and you can also read more about all our teeth straightening options on our website at

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