Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP

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Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are a common and effective orthodontic method to re-adjust teeth. They are also known as “train tracks” or “fixed appliances” and can be fabricated from ceramic or metallic materials.

The brace system comprises of individual brackets attached to the tooth and an arch-wire running through them. The appliance exerts controlled pressure to shift the teeth gradually into the desired position.

What is the duration of a fixed brace treatment?

On average, it can take between 12 to 24 months to complete orthodontic therapy, but it varies in each patient’s case. It is essential to regularly visit your orthodontist during this period, so they can monitor your progress and make the required adjustments.

Will the braces be comfortable?

During your initial brace fitting, you may experience some discomfort, and your teeth may feel slightly tender, but this is only temporary.

Will there be restrictions on the intake of certain food groups?

Slight changes to your diet may be required for optimal fixed brace treatment. Extra care is required while consuming hard foods as they are not an ideal choice for patients with fixed braces. Sticky foods such as chewing gum or toffee can damage the brace and should be avoided.

Will I have to follow a special dental hygiene routine?

Our team of professionals can formulate an oral hygiene regime for you during your treatment. They can recommend specific orthodontic brushes and special products such as dental floss and also demonstrate the correct techniques to use them. It is also advisable to regularly visit our hygienist so they can keep your teeth clean.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team