Removable Braces

Removable Braces before and after close-up

What are Removable Braces used for?

Removable braces are not as common these days however this type of brace is particularly useful for correcting simple problems or straightening teeth in younger patients (under 11 years old).

What is a Removable Brace?

Removable braces consist of a plastic plate with wires and clips to hold the brace onto your teeth. Removable braces are usually fitted to the top teeth and are often used in conjunction with fixed braces as part of a orthodontic treatment plan.

Whilst removable braces can be removed from your mouth in order to effectively correct and straighten crooked teeth they need to be worn full-time. Removable braces must only be removed for cleaning or when taking part in sporting activities such as contact sports or swimming.

More Information about Removable Braces

For more information on removable braces and how to look after them, please visit our removable brace care page or visit our downloads page to download the Removable Appliance PDF issued by the British Orthodontic Society.