What are Clear and invisible braces?
A popular alternative to traditional metal braces, clear braces moves your teeth quickly and safely without it being obvious that you're wearing braces. Our highly skilled orthodontists use innovative and cutting-edge and its benefits are this clear braces that can even be conveniently removed as required for eating, brushing and flossing.
What are the benefits of clear braces?
In contrast to traditional metal braces, invisible braces straighten your teeth while remaining hidden from sight. Clear braces are the perfect choice for adults and for all ages who wants to improve their smile without the whole world knowing!
Removable braces provide you with more comfort and flexibility than fixed braces, as they can be simply taken out for eating, brushing and flossing.
Straightening crooked teeth can greatly benefit your oral health. Unlike crooked or overlapping teeth, straight teeth are easy to clean and can reduce your risk of developing gum disease in the future.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you have minor teeth misalignment issues and dislike the thought of having traditional metal braces, clear removable braces are worth considering. Simply visit your dentist to discuss your options. Your dentist will fully examine your teeth and gums, ask you about your situation and goals, and then determine the right course of treatment for you.
It's important to note that invisible removable braces require a visit to your dentist every two weeks to receive new aligners, so for this type of treatment you must be prepared to make a commitment of this level.
What are the different types of braces?
Extensive research and development programs have resulted in a variety of effective braces available on the market today. The following types of invisible braces are commonly used to straighten teeth due to their predictive results and high success rates:
- Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as traditional metal braces, yet the brackets are clear or tooth-coloured. The wires can also be made tooth-coloured to look as natural as possible.
- Lingual braces
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of the teeth.
- Clear plastic braces
Provided by Invisalign and Damon Clear, clear plastic removable braces are virtually invisible and allow you to eat and drink freely.
Invisalign treatment can be completed in as little as four months (usually 9-12 months). Your dentist will take moulds of your teeth and provide you with a series of custom-made aligners. These aligners will be worn for two weeks at a time, with fortnightly visits to your dentist to receive each new set of aligners. As the treatment progresses, your teeth will gradually become straighter as they slowly move into the correct position.
Damon Clear treatment
Although treatment times vary from patient to patient, Damon Clear braces can straighten teeth six months faster than other orthodontic treatments. These braces use miniature clips instead of elastic bands to hold the wires into the brackets. Therefore, there is little friction between the wires and the brackets, allowing the teeth to move into the correct position faster. Damon Clear braces don't require tightening or adjusting, so you won't need to visit your dentist as often as you would with metal braces.
Six month smiles technique
The six-month smiles technique uses clear braces to move your teeth quickly and safely. In just six months you can straighten any minor crookedness to improve the appearance of your smile. Rather than uncomfortable tightening methods, we use low force to gently move your teeth into the desired position. To achieve your six-month smile you can either wear a removable retainer or a bonded one. There are a number of options you can choose from, in consultation with your dentist to suit your own individual situation.
How much do clear braces cost?
The cost of braces varies depending on the extent of your individual requirements. Simply book a consultation with one of Dentists Near Me members to receive an estimate.
What will the treatment be like?
With these braces there are no protruding wires or brackets that can uncomfortably prod your mouth and gums. You may experience some mild discomfort once you first begin wearing your braces, but this should pass quite quickly.
How can I ensure the success of my treatment?
As with orthodontic treatment, braces come with a serious long-term commitment. In particular, removable braces require a trip to your dentist every two weeks to receive new aligners. You must also be prepared to carefully follow your dentist's advice on how to properly treat your braces.
How do I look after my braces?
Looking after your braces is an important yet very simple task. You can easily keep them clean by brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste after meals and no less than twice a day. Removable braces should be taken out for eating and drinking. If you have any concerns about looking after your braces, seek advice from your dentist as soon as you can.