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Train Track Braces | Oldham Orthodontics

Train track braces are your traditional run of the mill braces. They are the least discreet of the braces we offer, and maybe more difficult to clean than specialty braces or removable appliances, but they have certain upsides as well.


Traditional braces have the advantage of being able to cure any malocclusion. No other form of brace can be prescribed for certain very severe malocclusions, and this brace is the only one that can support headgear. They are also much cheaper than any other variety of braces. Train track braces are also available at any orthodontic practice, while other braces may require special training. Train track braces can be administered by any and all qualified orthodontists. Although, at Oldham Orthodontics all our orthodontists are Specialist Consultants.


The most notable downside to train track braces is that they are not a look everyone might enjoy. They are noticeable even from a distance, and while they are perfect for children, for adults it may make you self conscious when you smile. Train track braces are also harder to clean, and patients wearing them are at a risk of irritation and  tooth decay. Other downsides are common to all forms of fixed braces. They can scratch tongue or gums, or cause irritation to the mucous membranes in your mouth. Braces can in some cases induce a speech impediment, although this usually subsides after a few days.

These are the basic, at a glance ups and downs of having train track braces. This short description does not contain a full list of positive or negative effects, and should be taken for what it is, an at a glance overview of the most common and typical pros and cons. If you want more in depth information though then make sure to get in touch with Oldham Orthodontics at  0161 768 0931.