Metal braces are a popular choice at Giffnock Orthodontic Centre. Train tracks are no longer something to hide, they’ll take you on a colourful, customised journey to straighter teeth.
Metal braces, a commonly NHS approved treatment in Scotland
Metal braces are the most common and probably the most recognised type, having been used for many decades. Although they went through a period of being seen as not very ‘cool’ or popular, they have recently become extremely fashionable with many famous people wearing them with pride. This type of brace can also be called “train tracks”.
The braces are made up of metal brackets which are fixed to the teeth and wires which go through them. Small bands are also used which go round each of the brackets and these come in silver to match the colour of the brackets and wire or if you are feeling adventurous you can select from the many colours we have available. The bands will be changed periodically throughout your treatment so don’t worry if you would prefer green at Christmas and red on Valentine’s Day.