Removable braces are also referred to as plates. Plates are made from plastic, wires and screws. Plates are limited in the type of tooth movements that can be achieved. These appliances are used selectively for specific and usually younger patients. They are commonly used over shorter treatment periods (2 – 8 months) and come in the colour of your choice. Removable appliances make it more challenging to speak. Plates can be removed for eating and brushing but, for them to work well, 22 hours of daily wear is usually required.
The links page has more information available (https://www.bos.org.uk/Search/Search/removable)
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While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.
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Smiling Orthodontics offers a full spectrum of orthodontic treatment services in a caring and pleasant environment. We use quality products and materials for every dental procedure. It is our objective to serve our patients with treatment that address their individual concerns. Our clinics are equipped with the latest and most modern dental equipment. We use current technology that guarantees an optimal and world class standard of orthodontic care. Our team will go that extra mile for you!
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