Fixed braces Berlin


We would like to inform you here about the different types of braces that are stuck and what the procedure of a orthodontic treatment at the dental practice of KU64 is.
A multibracket apparatus (the fixed braces) consists of brackets and ligaments, which the orthodontist sticks to the teeth to be moved. Subsequently, all teeth are connected with a wire arch. Due to its elastic resetting tendency, the wire arch exerts a force on the respective teeth and pulls the tooth into the correct position.


The materials used by the orthodontist when using fixed braces with brackets range from unprogrammed stainless steel brackets to almost invisible ceramic brackets. Brackets can also be glued to the teeth from the inside, so that the fixed braces is not perceived at all. In some cases, the orthodontist has the possibility to use an almost invisible braces by conventional means. However, if it is important to wear a truly invisible braces, you should find out about the “Invisalign” braces also offered by our practice.

Braces with stainless steel brackets

In the case of unprogrammed stainless steel brackets (also called metal brackets), the wire arch is held with a rubber ring or fine wires (ligatures). These brackets are quite large and between the rubber rings or ligatures the brackets are more difficult to clean.

Braces with mini brackets

Mini brackets require less adhesive surface on the tooth, so they are more inconspicuous and do not affect the feeling of a foreign body in the mouth as much as is the case with conventional braces.

Braces with SL brackets

Self-liging brackets (SL brackets) are provided with a small flap closure that holds the wire arch in the bracket slot. The bow is therefore not held with rubber rings or wires. The advantage of braces with self-liging brackets is the free sliding of the wire arch in the bracket slot. The wire arch of the braces does not have to overcome frictional resistance. As a result, the transmission of forces is more efficient and the orthodontic treatment time is shortened. The self-ligising brackets are made of metal and ceramic.

Braces with ceramic brackets

Ceramic brackets are tooth-coloured and inconspicuous. The material is brittle and harder. For this reason, the patient’s teeth can grind off if they bite on such a bracket. Ceramic brackets have to be laboriously sanded from the tooth when removing the braces.


The arches distinguish steel arches and super-elastic or thermoelastic wires.

Steel arches vs. superelastic arches on a braces

Steel arches can be bent well, but they tire quickly and then do not exert as much force on the teeth. For this reason, the superelastic arches were developed in orthodontics. Superelastic arches cannot be bent, but have a high spring force. The force of these braces has a very low but permanent effect on the tooth over a long period of time. This spares the tissue and facilitates the necessary bone reconstruction. The risk of side effects such as root damage is reduced. At the same time, the duration of treatment can be drastically reduced.

The forces exerted by a modern superelastic arch on the tooth-holding apparatus lie in an area considered to be tooth-gentle by modern orthodontics. Thus, many disadvantages of the fixed clasp of earlier times can no longer be observed today. When using state-of-the-art materials and taking into account current medical standards, the MB appliance does not harm the teeth or the tooth holding apparatus. The use of state-of-the-art techniques and materials has been standard in our practice since its foundation. However, appropriate home oral hygiene is and remains indispensable.


Which of the many braces offered in our practice you also decide in consultation with the orthodontist – you make a good choice. Because teeth and a sympathetic smile increase the quality of life considerably.

Do you have any questions? Contact us ; our qualified orthodontist Dr. Isabella Piekos, specialist dentist for orthodontics, is at your disposal for all questions and further information about orthodontics and all types of braces (fixed braces, invisible splints from Invisalign, Incognito)!

Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about orthodontics and the cost of orthodontic treatment! Make an appointment by phone on 030-8647320, make an appointment online HERE quickly and easily or simply ask by e-mail at info@ku64.de – we will be happy to get back to you!