Metal braces in Chelsea

The Path to a Perfect Smile at SW3 Dental

At SW3 Dental, we believe in nurturing healthy and confident smiles in children. Our team of experienced orthodontists specialises in providing exceptional orthodontic care for children, with a wide range of treatment options tailored to their unique needs. Let’s embark on a journey towards a happier, healthier smile for your child!

What are Metal Braces?

Metal braces are a tried and true orthodontic treatment option for correcting various dental misalignments. They consist of high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires that work together to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment.

Advantages of Ceramic Braces

Metal braces offer several advantages that make them a popular choice among orthodontic patients. Here are some key benefits:

  • Versatility: Metal braces are effective in treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and bite problems.

  • Durability: Made from high-quality stainless steel, metal braces are sturdy and can withstand the rigors of orthodontic treatment.

  • Affordability: Metal braces are often more cost-effective compared to other orthodontic options, making them accessible to a wider range of individuals.

  • Efficient Results: With their reliable and precise design, metal braces consistently deliver excellent results, transforming smiles efficiently.

Why Chelsea trusts us with their SMILE

Durability and Effectiveness

Metal braces are known for their durability and effectiveness in achieving optimal teeth alignment. The brackets are securely bonded to the teeth using a dental adhesive, while the archwires exert gentle pressure to guide the teeth into their desired positions. This combination of sturdy materials and controlled forces ensures that the treatment progresses smoothly and efficiently.

How Metal Braces Work

Metal braces work by applying gentle and constant pressure on your teeth, gradually shifting them into their ideal alignment. The archwires, attached to the brackets, act as guides, directing the teeth’s movement. Over time, the braces are adjusted, allowing for precise control of tooth alignment and bite correction.

Candidacy for Ceramic Braces

Metal braces are suitable for most orthodontic cases, from mild to severe misalignments. Factors considered when determining candidacy for metal braces include:

  • The complexity of the orthodontic issues to be addressed

  • The patient’s commitment to proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits

  • Age and overall oral health

  • Patient preferences for traditional and reliable orthodontic treatment

“I underwent treatment with Dr Sarah Sadek, who in my opinion is the best in the field.  Choosing the right professional who could handle it properly was utterly crucial. I’m delighted to say Sarah was absolutely fantastic – caring, genuine and considerate throughout the whole process.”

“Dr Sadek was brilliant each time I visited and I cannot fault her. She knew the result I wanted to achieve and knew how to engineer my teeth into the right positions.  The process enjoyable and relaxing each visit.”

“I’m so excited with the results of my treatment. My friends were all waiting to see how it turned out and, now that they’ve seen my results, some are even rushing to sign up for similar treatment with Dr Sarah themselves.

I love the look of my teeth and as cheesy as it may sound, I now smile all the time!”


Initially, you may experience some discomfort or soreness as your teeth adjust to the pressure exerted by the braces. However, any discomfort is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers if needed.

The duration of treatment with metal braces varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, treatment can range from 18 to 36 months. Our orthodontic team will provide you with a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs.

Yes, you can engage in sports and play musical instruments while wearing metal braces. However, it is advisable to use a mouthguard during contact sports to protect your braces and teeth.


Regular appointments are crucial for monitoring your progress and making necessary adjustments. Typically, you will visit the orthodontist every 4 to 8 weeks, depending on your treatment plan.


While some food restrictions may apply, you can still enjoy most of your favourite foods. Sticky, hard, or chewy foods should be avoided to prevent damaging the braces. Our orthodontic team will provide you with a list of foods to steer clear of and offer alternative options.