People who used to wear braces as children or teenagers often find that their teeth move later in life. This is a common condition and can be easily treated with additional teeth straightening treatment. However, many adults are reluctant to wear metal braces due to aesthetic and practical considerations. Luckily, dental technology has evolved in the last 30 years and you can now achieve a beautiful smile without having to wear metal brackets and wires.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we are pleased to offer clear braces for our patients who would like to straighten their teeth discreetly. These braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, but they have tooth-colored or clear brackets. Clear braces in Harley Street are comfortable to wear and blend naturally with the rest of your teeth.
How do clear braces straighten your teeth?
Just like regular braces, clear braces are fixed to the front of the teeth with a special glue at the beginning of the treatment. Over time, steady but gentle force is put on them, making the teeth gradually shift into their right positions.
Because they are made of tooth-coloured ceramic, they look much more discreet and aesthetically pleasing than regular braces.
Clear braces cannot be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. However, they are more effective than most discreet teeth straightening options, since the dentist has direct control over them. You don’t have to remember to take them out, clean or replace them.
Do clear braces require special care?
Caring for your clear braces in Harley Street is just as important as maintaining your teeth and gums, even more so because you are wearing braces which can make it trickier to clean your teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging the wires and brackets. If you are prone to tooth decay, consider using a fluoride toothpaste.
Ready to have straighter teeth?
Now that you know more about clear braces in Harley Street, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you. If you are still trying to decide between metal braces and clear braces, make a list of questions to ask our dentists.