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Traditional fixed braces still have their place in orthodontics. They are especially useful for correcting complex issues like jaw joint (TMJ) problems and bad bite (malocclusion.)

Addressing these problems early on can help avoid excessive wear, cracks and breakages down the line.

And the great news is that there are now plenty of options for discreet treatment using fixed braces with subtle ceramic, transparent and tooth-coloured wires and brackets.

Traditional Braces - How They Work

The science behind conventional braces is a tried and tested method that has been around for hundreds of years.

Whether you choose metal, ceramic, transparent or tooth-coloured braces, the principal is the same: A series of wires connects discreet brackets bonded to the teeth. Tightening the wires bit by bit over time exerts a gentle pressure which brings the teeth gradually to the correct position.

Advanced Options

Every patient - and every mouth - is unique. We offer a range of options for straightening with traditional braces, including solutions for subtle aesthetics that won't draw attention.
If you're unsure about which type of traditional brace is right for you, be sure to talk with our orthodontic team to get expert advice on treatment.

Metal Braces

Simple, cost-effective straightening using hard-wearing metal brackets and wires.

Tooth Coloured & Ceramic Braces

For discreet straightening, we offer tooth-coloured ceramic brackets to match the shade of your teeth.

Transparent Braces

Transparent brackets and wires can also achieve subtle aesthetics.

Meet Our Orthodontic Expert

Choosing Buckle Advanced Dental Care for orthodontics treatment means placing your dental destiny in the hands of some of dentistry's most capable and experienced professionals.

Our Dr Roseanne Fahria enjoys years of advanced orthodontic experience and training. She has completed three-year postgraduate training in orthodontics with The Brazilian Dental Association and also earned a Masters in Dental Medicine in Portugal.

And Roseanne continues to undertake dental training to stay abreast of the latest developments and carry on providing the best possible treatment for her patients.

Traditional Braces FAQs

Which type of brace is right for me?

It all depends on the severity and complexity of the orthodontic issues you face. If you’re unsure which type of traditional brace could be the best option, it’s best to talk to our expert team who can answer any queries and questions you may have.

How long does it take to complete treatment?

Again, it depends on both the severity and complexity of the issues you wish to correct. Typical treatment time is usually around 18 months.

Does it hurt?

Orthodontic treatment with traditional braces doesn't hurt. You may experience brief periods of discomfort when we tighten the wires. However, this is easily manageable with over-the-counter pain relief like Paracetamol.

How often will the braces need tightening?

Depending on which type of braces you opt for, you’ll need to visit our Wirral clinic every 4-6 weeks to have the braces adjusted.

How do I brush my teeth while wearing braces?

We recommend using a soft toothbrush and mouthwash to keep your braces clean, brushing twice a day just as you would normally. You may occasionally want to use a disclosing tablet to reveal any areas you have missed.

I’m not keen on the idea of permanent braces. Are there any other options?

Yes. If you don't find the idea of fixed braces appealing, you may want to consider other options - like the Invisalign removable clear aligner.

Before & after

Here are a selection of our before and after case studies. To view more, click the button below to see the gallery.

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Clive’s front teeth made him feel embarrassed to smile. When he approached us to do something about it on a limited budget, we began by using digital smile design to show Clive how his new smile would look. He loved the results and we went ahead with producing a temporary prototype to make sure Clive was 100% happy. We repaired Clive’s back teeth and opened his bite to make way for his new composites. What a result!


David wanted us to restore some previous orthodontic work received elsewhere. He also had misshapen and missing teeth. We started David’s treatment with fixed braces before replacing the missing teeth with implants and restoring those which were broken. David’s orthodontic treatment was complex and lengthy - but he eventually got just the result he wanted.


Ian transformed my smile 15 years ago and my teeth look as fantastic now as they did then. Dr Buckle gave me back my confidence. With the excellent hygiene programme at the practice and regular check ups, I haven’t had a problem in all this time. Thank you Dr Buckle!


Gordon’s teeth were constantly chipping and breaking, and he wanted a budget-friendly solution. Our first job was to find out why Gordon’s teeth were so prone to wear, before finding a solution to restore both form and function using Smile Trial digital smile design technology. We also provided Gordon with a trial restoration to wear to make sure he was over the moon with the final thing.


Mark’s was finding it difficult to eat. He also felt self-conscious about his smile. And to make things even worse, his old crowns were beginning to fail. We used Smile Trial and digital planning to show Mark his new smile before starting treatment with crowns to restore his upper teeth and implants to replace his more decayed lower teeth. Mark loves the results and is now a self-confessed born-again brusher.


Gareth lost his front teeth in an accident. His remaining teeth were bighted by old fillings and general wear. He wanted to replace the missing teeth and improve the appearance of those remaining. Dr Buckle’s solution was beautiful implanted teeth accompanied by a cosmetic restoration for a radical improvement in both form and function.


Unhappy with his discoloured and crooked teeth, Andrew came to us seeking a perfect straight white smile. Following some orthodontic treatment to position his teeth perfectly we restored them handcrafted porcelain crowns and veneers. Since having the treatment, Andrew says his confidence has gone through the roof!


Dr Buckle and his team haven’t just given me my smile back, they have given me a massive boost in confidence. Smiling for photographs now is a pleasure. I used to smile with my mouth closed but now I have this biggest smile on the photo.


Sandra’s teeth were breaking down badly and she also had problems with her bite that made it difficult to chew. She had visited various dentists and a dental hospital, but no one could provide the help she needed. That was until she visited Dr Buckle, who restored Sandra’s smile with implants, crowns and composites for spectacular results.


Amy had an inherited condition which caused misshapen, misaligned teeth and had been undergoing orthodontics for 12 years without success. Amy disliked the effect her teeth had on her overall appearance, and she also had trouble breathing properly, which made it difficult to sleep. Orthognathic surgery was necessary to correct these before Dr Buckle improved Amy’s smile with orthodontics. The result is a dramatic change for Amy, with an improved facial contour and no more trouble sleeping.


Richard’s worn and broken teeth made him feel self-conscious. We determined the cause of Richard’s problems to be a poor bite and issues with his jaw joint. Dr Buckle corrected these before restoring Richard’s smile. The results are just as amazing more than a decade on.


Eve had been told surgery was the only way to correct her overbite. But with a little careful planning, Dr Buckle was able to solve the issue using fixed brace treatment. It took just ten months to achieve this amazing result for Eve.


Kind words from happy patients

Tom Johnson

As someone who's a bit of a wimp when it comes to needles and drills, I was pleased to discover that this is the first dental surgery I've been to where the treatment genuinely doesn't hurt - a testament to the skill and care provided by the staff. Treatment - fillings x 2, some reconstructive/aesthetic work and several hygiene appointments.

Meredith Stowers

I have nothing but good things to say about the treatment I have recieved at Buckle Advanced Dental Care over the last year. Dr. Buckle and the rest of the team are caring, knowledgable and always take the time to ensure I understand whats happening with my teeth, which really puts me at ease. Thank you!

Jane E

I would give 10 stars if I could.

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To talk to us about improving your smile with fixed braces, call us now on 0151 353 8943 or use our contact form to arrange a consultation.

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