Fixed appliances are the most commonly used braces today, because they allow accurate positioning of the teeth.
Fixed braces are now available with clear brackets, dramatically reducing the visibility of fixed braces. They are particularly popular for adults, where aesthetics are of the utmost importance.
The braces are securely fixed onto the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. There are various systems available ranging from the standard metal brackets to clear or aesthetic brackets.
It's an excellent practice and they're very accommodating. I'm very pleased with my orthodontic treatment - mission accomplished! I wanted to correct one particular tooth that had only come through in my 20s. There was a gap as it came through quite far back and I was always biting my tongue.