Perhaps you have been concerned about the way your teeth look for some time. Or maybe you have just visited the orthodontist to find out if your teeth need to be straightened. Regardless of the reason, there are several options that you can decide to choose when looking to get braces for your teeth. One of those options are clear braces. It is very important to look at all of the options in detail when devoting a large portion of time to something. Know that you will be wearing these braces for at least 6 months and so it is well worth investing some of your time into learning more about what to expect.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces can come in a few different forms. However, the general idea is that the braces are transparent in colour. This makes them difficult to notice as you are wearing them. We find that these braces are most popular with those looking to straighten their teeth in secret! Most braces do look unsightly and so having a clear form of braces certainly limits the chances of people noticing them. In some cases, patients have even been through a full course of treatment with nobody other than their partners even realises that they had braces on!
Six Months Smiles Clear Braces
The first option to consider is the Six Month Smiles clear braces treatment. This treatment is a fixed brace and as mentioned in the name, it will, in most cases, straighten your teeth in just six months. The colour of the brace brackets are transparent. However, the wires used to connect the brace brackets together are coloured in white. This is due to the nature of the brace and the materials it needs to be made of to work efficiently. The main selling point of this brace is the very short treatment time. An exceptional balance has been struck in the speed of treatment and the discreetness of the brace making this system a very popular choice for patients at Bamboo Dental.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Our second most popular form of clear braces is the Invisalign invisible aligners brace system. This treatment works with a completely different method to the Six Month Smiles brace discussed above. Invisalign use a series of clear aligner. As your teeth move into the position of the initial aligner you will be given a new one that is slightly adjusted towards the end goal of perfectly straight teeth. As you move through the sets of aligners your teeth will become straighter and straighter until you have achieved your perfect smile. Many celebrities such as Justin Bieber have worn Invisalign braces. This is largely due to the fact that the aligners can be removed for special occasions and for eating and drinking. It is also due to the fact that the aligners are pretty much invisible to the naked eye. You would not notice that a person is wearing them unless you were looking very closely at their teeth. The only downside to the system is that they take almost twice as long to straighten your teeth compared to the Six Month Smiles treatment.
Pros of Clear Braces
The appearance of these braces is possibly the most advantageous feature. You will be able to stroll the streets straightening your teeth without anyone even realising. This helps those who are concerned about what people may think about them, especially if they are going through a teeth straightening treatment as an adult.
There are options such as the Six Month Smiles fixed clear braces in which you will be able to straighten your teeth in a very short space of time compared to other treatments. Of course, it is important for you to make the decision as to wether speed or appearance is the most important factor for you. The great thing is that, with clear braces there are options either way!
Many patients feel a loss of confidence when wearing regular train-track braces. This is because they feel a sense that everyone is looking at them as they live their normal life. In general this is mostly in your own head. The majority of other people don't really care that you have braces. However, this can still knock a person's confidence. With the use of clear braces, patient's know that they are gong through the treatment discretely and so this issue of confidence doe not have to exist at all.
Cons of Clear Braces
This issue will only occur with white coloured braces such as the wires used in the Six Month Smiles treatment. If you eat foods such as curries then the braces are susceptible to becoming stained and discoloured. The easy way around this is to not eat those types of foods. If you do choose to eat foods such as curries and drink beverages such as red wine then be sure to brush your teeth straight afterwards. This will combat any discolouration that may occur.
Cost of Treatment:
As there are so many added benefits to these types of clear braces the treatment cost will be higher than for a regular metal braces from your orthodontist. The added cost is in most cases easily offset by the huge advantages of shorter treatment times and the drastically superior appearance of the clear braces. Most private dentists, such ad Bamboo Dental, also offer interest free payment options and monthly payment plans so that if you are concerned about the price of these treatments you can spread the costs out to as little as 43.75 per month!