Traditional braces

Around for over a hundred years, braces are the gold standard for moving teeth. Do you know why?


Over a 100 years old:
why do we still use braces?

Braces were the first appliance invented to move teeth. They are made of medical-grade stainless steel that is resistant to wear and corrosion. Initially wraping around the whole tooth, they have become much smaller and less visible. Metal braces remain the most common because they are highly effective at correcting almost all types of malocclusions.

Strong points


Total control

Control of the teeth is the primary goal of all appliances and traditional braces have the best control. Metal braces are glued to the teeth to give grip and metal wires inside the braces provide the movement. Metal against metal ensures total control and reliability of movements.


Gold standard

All current studies use traditional braces as the gold standard to compare to, meaning that other techniques aspire to reach the same level of efficiency, efficacy, cost, etc.



Traditional braces are the most reliable solution for correcting malocclusions. They are a compliance-free appliance and gives us total control of tooth movement so we almost always are able to achieve the planned result.



The braces are glued to the teeth and the wire between them makes the teeth move. Good oral hygiene is the patient's only job. Parents: no need for you to check if the appliances is being worn, one task less!

Other orthodontic appliances

Find out more about the other appliances we use.


Lingual braces

With all the advantages of standard braces, the lingual technique is an extremely versatile appliance that is also completely invisible. This is the best solution for complex problems in adult patients.


Clear aligners

Aligners are the new rage. Almost invisble and very comfortable to wear, the perfect solution for smaller corrections. At first only used in adult treatments, they are now also available for adolescents.


Functional appliances

Functional appliances are used from 8 to 12 years of age. They correct growth deficiencies, for example by widening the upper jaw or bringing the lower jaw forwards and they simplify the treatment of the permanent teeth.