Historically, metal braces have been associated with teenagers. However, in recent years, an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth and correct bad bites. In fact, it is now estimated that almost one third of all current teeth straightening patients in Britain are adults.
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, modern braces are comfortable, aesthetic, and customised to meet your needs. Clear braces in Harley Street are specifically designed for adults and our friendly dentists at Harley Street Dental Clinic will help you decide which one is best for you.
Invisalign aligners are favoured by many adults because they are removable and invisible to onlookers. Invisalign clear braces in Harley Street are made of plastic and should be worn for at least 22 hours per day for the quickest results. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, high-quality plastic and are more comfortable and less conspicuous than traditional braces; however, they are not ideal for every patient. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners cannot treat seriously misaligned teeth.
Lingual braces consist of nickel-titanium brackets and wires, which are fixed on the tongue side of the teeth, therefore cannot be seen when a patient smiles. Lingual braces work just like metal braces. They are customised to fit each patient’s teeth and can treat even severely misaligned teeth.
Ceramic braces have clear or tooth-coloured brackets that blend in with your natural teeth. The brackets are the same size and shape as traditional metal braces. Both metal and tooth-coloured wires can be used with ceramic braces. These braces are ideal for patients who are unwilling to undergo treatment with metal braces. Ceramic braces help overcome objections over appearance, because they are less noticeable than metal ones.
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To learn more about the benefits of clear braces in Harley Street, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each visit is as convenient as possible.