Removable Appliance

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Dear Patients,

Following the government’s announcement, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we will remain open and will continue to practice safely with the highest level of disinfection control through this second lockdown, and in line with all clinical and government guidelines. Should advice change from our governing bodies, we will keep you informed.

How you can help keep our Dental Practice safe for all:

  • Please come alone (unless there is a need to accompany children or you need a carer).
  • There are floor markers to guide you on social distancing from other patients.
  • Payment by debit or credit card only, please.
  • Please try and arrive as close as possible to your appointment time. You may need to wait outside for a short while to ensure the Practice is fully prepared for your appointment.
  • If you are travelling by public transport, current government guidelines are to wear face coverings.
  • Please do not arrive without an appointment.


 We look forward to seeing you soon!

Removable Appliance

Removable appliances are made of acrylic (plastic) and a stainless steel wire. They are not bonded onto the teeth like fixed appliances but can be removed by the patient. These were the most common braces in the UK from the beginning of the NHS up to the early nineteen eighties. Fixed braces are by far the most popular brace now but removable appliances are still useful for certain tooth movements, for example upper arch expansion and for reducing large protrusions in young patients. In these cases the removable appliances are called functional appliances.

Your dentist can provide you with a removable appliance if he deems it necessary, or may refer you to a specialist orthodontist.

Removeable Appliance Treatment


Removeable Appliance Procedure