Braces are a common appliance, most often used by patients with permanent teeth, i.e. teenagers and adults. The brackets and bands are fixed on the teeth. The length of the treatment is highly individual and depends on the patient’s particular dental and skeletal make-up. Generally, the treatment lasts about one and half years. Because the treatment is so long, it is essential that each patient is informed about the proper means of cleaning both their teeth and braces. On each visit to the clinic, the patient will be informed (directly on their own teeth) how to take care of them and their braces.