Fixed Orthodontics Essex

Effective Teeth Straightening Solutions

The world of orthodontics has come a long way over the years and advances in dental technology, materials and procedures mean that the days of bulky, painful, fixed metal braces are now a thing of the past.

Patients have no need to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable thanks to modern innovations that have replaced the ‘metal mouth’ look with more subtle and discreet options that are smaller, easier to wear and more effective than ever before.

With NHS waiting lists currently running up to 24 months, now could be the perfect time to consider a straight-talking fixed orthodontic solution from the Essex Smile Centre.

At the Essex Smile Centre, we offer a range of wired brace options for adults and children alike, using the latest advancements in teeth straightening technology to deliver fixed brace solutions that are more comfortable and faster at achieving the finished results.

Types of Fixed Braces

Our specialist team offers a range of fixed orthodontics, that are the designed to help those with crowded, crooked or irregularly spaced teeth, get them in line and produce a smile that they will be proud to show off.

Traditional Fixed Braces

Traditional fixed braces compromise of wires and brackets that apply gentle pressure to teeth over a period of time to help move them into the desired position.

These are the ‘original’ and most common brace option but unlike the metal braces of the past, these are far more advanced with smaller, less bulky brackets that are discreet and comfortable to wear. Modern orthodontic solutions also mean that treatment is often much quicker than it used to be, and most patients will require a much shorter treatment time than expected. The brackets are also now available in tooth-coloured materials.

Ceramic Braces

For patients who would require fixed braces but would prefer a less conspicuous solution, clear ceramic braces are a popular choice, offering greater discretion and comfort.

Similar to traditional braces, the main difference is that instead of a visible, metal brackets, a sculpted, translucent ceramic material is used. Smoother and stronger than those used for traditional braces, there are also the options of using tooth-coloured wires and transparent elastic bands that make this option virtually unnoticeable.

Benefits of ceramic braces:

Translucent material

Provides a subtle, much more discreet solution which blends in with your natural tooth colour.

Greater comfort

Small, smooth and sculpted for a more comfortable brace experience.


A great option for both adults and children who are self-conscious and prefer not to have visible, metal braces.

Orthodontic Treatment Essex

At The Essex Smile Centre, our expert orthodontists are on hand to discuss your requirements in more detail and to help you find the best treatment for your teeth straightening journey.

To find out more about fixed braces Essex or to book a consultation with our resident orthodontist, please contact us and our friendly staff will be happy to arrange this for you. Consultations cost £99 but this is deducted from the cost of your treatment should you decide to proceed with the treatment.

Following your tooth-straightening treatment, any tooth-whitening, contouring or cosmetic bonding can also be completed by one of our highly trained cosmetic dentists.

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