Traditional braces or metal braces consist of small metal brackets which are placed on the teeth and joined together with a metal wire. The routine adjustments of the wire moves the teeth into the desired position. Coloured or clear modules connect the wire and brackets together and the colour of the modules can be changed at each appointment. The length of time in which you will have your braces on for is determined by your individual needs and treatment plan. Metal braces are a long established, effective and affordable method of orthodontics treatment and are suitable for both major and minor treatment plans. Avoiding hard, sticky or crunchy foods when wearing braces is advised and reducing sugary and acidic foods whilst wearing braces is highly recommended.