Orthodontics Treatments Newcastle: How Are Braces Put On

At The Dental Care Clinic Newcastle, we take pride in providing comprehensive orthodontic treatments to our patients in Newcastle. From the initial consultation to the result, we’re dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality care every step of the way. In this blog, we’ll take you through the process of how braces are put on, sharing the journey of one of our patients from start to finish. 

Cleaning and Preparing the Teeth 

Our process begins with cleaning your teeth to ensure that the surface is free from any plaque or tartar, which can interfere with the adhesive bond. This step is crucial for ensuring that the braces adhere properly to your teeth and provide effective treatment. 

Applying the Bonding Glue 

Next, we apply a special bonding material to your teeth. This glue is safe and designed to securely attach the brackets to the surface of your teeth. Once applied, the glue is hardened using a special blue light. Rest assured, this blue light is not a laser and is completely safe for your teeth and gums. 

Placing the Brackets 

After the bonding glue has been applied and hardened, our orthodontist in Newcastle carefully places the brackets on your teeth. We typically use traditional metal brackets, which are attached to the front surface of our teeth. These brackets will serve as the anchor points for the braces. 

Securing the Wire 

Once the brackets are in place, a metal wire, known as an archwire, is threaded through all the brackets of the arch of either the upper or lower teeth. This wire is secured in place using small elastic bands. The tension from the wire applies gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct positions over time. 

Adding Bands and Spacers 

In some cases, we may also add bands and spacers to provide additional support for the braces. Bands are typically placed around the molars to provide extra stability, while spacers are inserted between the teeth to create space for orthodontic bands to be placed later in the treatment process. 

Post-Application Care 

After the braces are put on, it’s common to experience some discomfort or soreness, especially in the first few days. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication as needed. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. This includes regular and thorough brushing, using interdental brushes or floss threaders, and possibly incorporating a water flosser to clean between the braces and teeth. 


At The Dental Care Clinic Newcastle, we understand that getting braces is a significant decision, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. From the initial consultation to the final result, our team is committed to providing compassionate care and effective treatment to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’re considering braces or would like to learn more about our orthodontic services, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Let us help you transform your smile and boost your confidence with braces from The Dental Care Clinic Newcastle.