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Conventional metal brackets

No matter the age, these brackets are still the most common among children and adolescents, however many adults also wear them because they are robust, strong and very efficient.

Self-ligating metal brackets

Self-ligating or low friction brackets are brackets with a modern locking mechanism that eliminates the need to attach the wire to the brackets with the ligatures. Currently in Orthodontics Friedländer uses several self-ligating systems like Damon System.


Clarity Advanced Aesthetic Ceramic Brackets represent an improvement over Clarity Ceramic Brackets with metal grooves. Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets offer both aesthetics and treatment efficiency

Aesthetic transparent brackets

The transparent sapphire brackets Inspire Ice, represent an important tool for the orthodontist who wants to give an aesthetic solution to their patients in orthodontic treatments with fixed appliances.

Self-ligating ceramic aesthetic brackets

Self-ligating brackets combine an efficient system of orthodontic appliances with excellent aesthetics. Damon Clear and Clarity SL, self-ligating brackets, provide all the advantages of self-ligating brackets with the added advantages of aesthetic braces.

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Dental care with Brackets

Dental care before, during and after orthodontic treatment is important for maintaining good oral health. During orthodontic treatment with brackets, more attention must be given to oral hygiene by brushing the teeth for a longer time and after each meal.

We recommend using specific toothbrushes for orthodontics, oral irrigators, special dental floss for orthodontics and professional hygiene when necessary.

Frequently asked questions about brackets

How do we keep the results after treatment?2018-08-02T09:02:11+00:00

In Friedländer orthodontics we have a rigorous retention protocol for all patients. To read more about the retention phase go to this link.

What is done in an emergency during orthodontic treatment?2018-08-02T08:56:30+00:00

In case of any emergency, you can go to our clinic to solve the problem. In this link you have a guide to possible emergencies and their solution.

Is orthodontic treatment painful?2018-08-02T08:58:16+00:00

The orthodontic treatment can generate a slight discomfort and discomfort due to the tension generated by the wire in the teeth. These discomforts usually appear a few hours after the visits in the early stages of treatment. The brackets can rub against the tissues of the mouth causing small ulcers that can be treated with several preparations that exist in pharmacies in the form of gel and rinsing. Usually all these discomforts are very mild and can be relieved with an anti-inflammatory.

How often do I have to go to the clinic to adjust the devices?2018-08-02T08:58:33+00:00

It is a difficult question to answer, however in a general way we can say that the visits are monthly with small differences in the different phases of orthodontics (at the beginning they are more spaced and in the end more frequent).

Does orthodontics make teeth yellowish?2018-08-02T08:51:10+00:00

During orthodontics, hygiene is difficult, and in patients who do not clean their teeth thoroughly there is more accumulation of bacterial plaque which causes a more yellowish appearance of the teeth; tobacco, coffee and red wine can aggravate the problem. The good news is that when you remove the brackets and polish the enamel with a rubber cup, the color of the teeth recovers.

Can bracket cementation damage the enamel of the tooth?2018-08-02T08:52:06+00:00

Cementing is a totally innocuous procedure at the clinical level if it is performed correctly. The damage to the enamel can happen when the brackets are removed, but if the removal of cement residues is done with special drills that do not damage the enamel and the teeth are polished correctly, the enamel remains intact, conserving its natural thickness and shine.

Is it necessary to conduct a study before the placement of the brackets?2018-08-02T08:52:30+00:00

The answer is clearly yes. In order to carry out an efficient orthodontic treatment and with good results in Orthodontics Friedländer we carried out an orthodontic study on ALL patients; this study includes: photos of the patient’s face and mouth, radiographs and study models.

How can I distinguish between an orthodontist and a dentist doing orthodontics?2018-08-02T08:41:57+00:00

In Spain there are many gaps in the regulatory subject of our profession; anyone can place orthodontic appliances, however there is much difference between placing brackets and aligning the teeth and performing a good orthodontic treatment. The the directory of the SEDO (Spanish Society of Orthodontics) lists orthodontists with a master’s degree in orthodontics. Although a master´s in orthodontics is not a guarantee of anything, it can reduce the risk of falling into the hands of an inexperienced person. In this link we leave a small guide of how to choose an orthodontist.

How is orthodontic treatment paid?2018-08-02T08:42:07+00:00

In Friedländer Orthodontics we adapt to the patient in every way. We have several very comfortable payment plans and we have the option to finance a part or the entire treatment.

My teeth have crowded in recent years. Why should I wear orthodontics?2018-08-02T08:42:15+00:00

Patients with mouths that present malocclusion, traumatic bite, severe crowding, etc. They are more susceptible to gum problems, tooth wear, neck fractures and increased tooth sensitivity. These are mouths that will last less than healthy mouths that work properly and are easy to clean. All this apart from the appearance of the mouth and smile, aesthetics is an important factor in relationships with other people whether social or work.

I do not want my devices to be seen. What options do I have?2018-08-02T08:42:22+00:00

The three aesthetic options available today are: Ceramic aesthetic brackets, invisalign transparent orthodontic system and personalized lingual orthodontic systems (Incognito and Win). Although the first two are very discrete, the only invisible system is really lingual systems.

At what age can orthodontics be placed with braces?2018-08-02T08:40:49+00:00

The brackets are placed in definitive teeth, therefore when we have all the final teeth in the mouth we can start. This usually happens around at around11-12 years. Before this age, other types of devices can be placed to solve problems that require early solutions.

Are the brackets for adults too?2018-08-02T08:41:25+00:00

Of course, most of our patients are adults who wear braces. Brackets are the best way to move your teeth. It’s never too late to fix your mouth. For adults there are invisible systems, lingual orthodontics, this type of brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth.

Compared with invisible lingual orthodontics or Invisalign transparent orthodontics, vestibular orthodontics or external orthodontics is one of the most economical options in possible orthodontic treatments.

The first approach with our patients, is also the space of time dedicated to knowing the needs and doubts that each person may have, and it is the opportunity for you to know the human being behind the specialist that is going to treat you. Because we are people treating people and that is the most important thing.

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