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Oxford Orthodontic Centre, 95a London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AE

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Our Orthodontic Appliances and Braces

In this section of our website you will find descriptions of the more common orthodontic appliances that we use in this practice together with some important information about the care of your appliances.

Removable Orthodontic Appliances

  • Removable appliance - commonly know as a plate brace or URA
  • Functional appliance - commonly called a block brace
  • Invisalign aligners - clear removable brace
  • Retainers - fixed and removable appliances worn at the end of treamtent to maintain the result

Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

  • Expander - a fixed appliace for widening the upper jaw, rarely for the lower jaw
  • Headgear - also known as a night or head brace
  • Metal fixed appliance - commonly known as train-track braces
  • Ceramic tooth coloured fixed appliance
  • Lingual - inside - invisible fixed appliance
  • Retainers - fixed and removable appliances worn at the end of treamtent to maintain the result