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Removable appliances in Fareham from around £200 per month.

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Removable appliances


Used for more minor cases, so treatment times are often quicker than other orthodontic options


As they can be taken out for cleaning, removable appliances promote great oral hygiene


With just thin wires across the teeth, removable appliances are less visible than fixed braces

Easy to wear

Removable appliances are comfortable and easy to wear, clicking perfectly in place each time

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Spread the cost of your treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but we want to help make it accessible to all. Our flexible interest free payment plans spread the cost of your treatment into affordable payments, making it easier for you to budget for your care. If you would like any more information, simply get in touch – we are always happy to help.

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Call 01329 284419 to book your specialist orthodontic consultation

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What are removable appliances?

Removable appliances are used to tip or tilt the teeth, rather than move them bodily as fixed appliances do. They are not used to treat all orthodontic problems, and are often used before or in conjunction with fixed appliances for an overall outstanding result. Removable appliances can widen the shape of the dental arches and jaw to change your facial profile, and are used for cases where mild tooth movement is required.

Removable appliances consist of an acrylic plate with thin wires attached. The wires fit snugly over your teeth to tip or tilt them gently and carefully, according to your bespoke treatment plan. They are removable, but should be kept in your mouth full time, apart from for cleaning, to keep treatment on track.

Functional appliances

A functional appliance is a removable brace that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time to help correct protruding front teeth. These functional braces help guide the teeth and bite into the ideal position.

Functional appliances are generally only available to children up to the age of about 14 as they are most effective during active stages of growth. These are used to harness the growth of the jaws and improve the way the upper and lower teeth meet. They work by positioning the lower jaw in a forward posture which stretches the muscles of the face and helps to correct protruding teeth. In some cases, these braces encourage favourable growth and help to improve the facial profile. The most popular functional appliances used in our practice are called Twin Blocks. Although these braces can be quite chunky, if they are worn well, they can produce great results.


Your removable appliance treatment journey

Initial consultation

You will begin your orthodontic treatment with a specialist consultation with David Gale. We discuss the removable appliance and how it will help your smile, and give you the chance to ask any questions. Removable appliances are often used in conjunction with fixed braces, and as specialists we have the skills and knowledge to recognise when the timing for these is right.

Custom planning

We take digital scans and images so your removable appliance can be custom made and is completely bespoke to you. When ready, we show you how it fits snugly into your mouth, with the wires in carefully positioned places over your teeth.

Regular progress appointments

You will need to wear your removable appliance full time, taking it out of your mouth for brushing your teeth and cleaning the appliance twice a day.

A great outcome

When your treatment with the removable appliance is complete, we make sure you are happy with the result and give you some tips and advice for caring for your new smile. If your removable appliance has been used as part of a wider treatment plan, we will move onto the next stage.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I care for my removable appliance?

Removable appliances require care in order to ensure you get the most out of this orthodontic treatment. Keep it in a hard container when it is out of your mouth to keep it safe and avoid any breakages or damage, which can occur in a pocket or if left on the side. Also, try to avoid fiddling with your appliance while it is in your mouth as this could cause it to break.

Can I take my removable appliance out of my mouth?

Yes, you should take your removable appliance out of your mouth in order to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Before you put it back in, make sure you give your appliance a rinse in cold water to clean it. If you play contact sport, you should also remove your appliance for the duration of this too. It is important to make sure you put it back in as soon as possible to avoid disrupting your treatment progress.

Are removable appliances used for children?

Removable appliances are often used for children, usually to correct minor issues, fix a crossbite or create more space in the mouth in preparation for further orthodontic treatment.

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