Train-tracks, awkward smiles and brightly colored rubber bands – sound familiar? These are usually some of the first images that come to mind when we think of teeth straightening with braces but advances in technology are now giving us other options!
Clear braces are becoming increasingly popular in dentistry and have a wide range of benefits. Unlike traditional metal braces clear braces do not need to be attached to your teeth - Instead clear plates are tailor made for your teeth and worn over the top of them like a retainer. They encourage alignment by being replaced with a new slightly differently set every few weeks, gently but consistently encouraging your teeth to move.
Here are the top 5 things you need to know about clear braces:
1 – Clear braces are much easier to clean than metal braces. They can be removed easily so they can simply be taken out for eating or cleaning which keeps your teeth and gums healthier and happier.
2 – Clear braces are best for mild to moderate conditions. They can aid in cases of overbite, underbite, crooked teeth and large tooth gaps.
3 – They really don’t take long to see results – generally clear braces take between 9 months and a year to align your teeth. As an added bonus they’re also very close in price to a traditional set of metal braces, so they won’t break the bank!
4 – Since nothing is attached to your teeth there is absolutely no metal, bands, fixings or other parts visible. Instead the clear plastic aligners simply sit over your teeth. These braces are so effective they’re often referred to as ‘invisible braces...’
5– Clear braces can be removed for up to 2-4 hours per day. This allows more flexibility as to when the braces are worn!
Clear braces are a revolution for many people seeking a more discreet way to get their perfect smile. If you’d like more information do please feel free to contact reception on 01273 453109 or contact us using our online enquiry form, we’d be happy to help!
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