What are Braces?


Braces are just appliances for creating the perfect smile. There are lots of different types of braces. Everyone wants the perfect smile and with braces you can get just that. These days braces are much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing………..they can even be invisible! Even better…..it doesn’t matter what age you are, braces are available for both adults and teens, privately and on the NHS (terms apply).


Braces used to be associated with awkward looking teenagers growing up. However, technological advancements in the art of orthodontics have meant the entire process can now be much more comfortable and cosmetic. Adult orthodontics is the largest growth area in orthodontics.

Braces are used to treat a wide variety of ‘malocclusions’. This term literally means ‘bad bite’ and includes crowded, crooked, impacted or protruding teeth as well as overbites and under bites.

Dr Mulgrew assesses each patient and tailors a treatment plan to achieve their desired smile. This may include encouraging teeth to erupt, modifying jaw growth or size, space maintainers or removable braces to simplify your treatment. Following this braces will be fitted that will gently guide the teeth into the planned position.

Advancements have come on so much that if the idea of wearing a train track fills you with dread, then clear removable aligners (Invisalign) can be used instead to discretely straighten your teeth.

People might not even know you are having your teeth straightened.

For these reasons braces are becoming ever more popular for both adults and children.

It is NEVER too late to have your teeth straightened.


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