At Eclipse Orthodontics we provide all aspects of orthodontics to a high standard using state of the art materials and equipment.

Removable braces

These are braces that are not fixed to your teeth and that can be taken out of your mouth.

They are usually used for younger children with simple problems with their bite.

Occasionally they are used as part of a larger treatment plan in adults, who may also require fixed appliances.

Functional braces

These are a special type of upper and lower removable braces that come as a pair and are worn together.

They are used in growing children who have teeth that stick out.

They are used for approximately 6-9 months before upper and lower fixed appliances are fitted.

Fixed braces ("train tracks")

These are braces that are fixed to the teeth and cannot be removed.

They are used when treating both children and adults who have spaced or crowded teeth that require correction.

They can either be metal and patients have to choice of coloured elastics, or ceramic (tooth coloured) for a more aesthetic appearance.

Invisible braces

Sometimes it is appropriate to place braces that are 'invisible'. These braces are placed on the tongue side of teeth and are fixed and cannot be removed by the patient.

A series of clear plastic aligners (Invisalign) can also sometimes be used to correct mild malocclusions.

If you would like further information on any of the above treatment techniques please phone and make an appointment with an Orthodontist who will be delighted to tell you more.