Traditional braces are where brackets are glued to the teeth and a wire is used to control teeth movement.
Within this design, you have several options:
- Full upper and lower braces: gives you the best result as we get the top and bottom relationship right
- Just upper braces: designed just to straighten the top teeth without changing the bottom teeth
- Sectional braces: just straighten the upper front teeth when they are only slightly crooked. This doesn’t change the bottom teeth or the back teeth. It is generally faster and cheaper, and good if you are about to get some work done on the front teeth and you want to get them a bit straighter first. However, you must accept that it is a compromise.