Benefit from trusted technology combined with an aesthetically pleasing look.
Clear or ceramic braces is a combination of the most tried and tested orthodontic technology and clear or tooth coloured brackets to provide an efficient yet inconspicuous look.
Many patients do not want braces that are noticeable. Ceramic braces have clear or tooth coloured brackets which will match the colour of your teeth, making them less visible. The ceramic material will blend into your smile, allowing you to discreetly straighten your teeth. This is often a popular choice for our adult and teenage patients who are self-conscious about their smile.
While some cosmetic orthodontic treatments are only suitable to correct minor concerns, ceramic braces can be used to correct almost all orthodontic problems. Traditional braces are generally considered to be the fastest and most reliable way of straightening teeth, yet many people don’t like the obvious appearance of traditional metal brackets. That’s why clear braces have become so popular; they use traditional orthodontic technology and can be used to treat a number of orthodontic concerns including misaligned bites and significant crooks in the teeth. And with the clear or tooth coloured brackets, they are significantly more discreet meaning you can get all the benefits from traditional braces without the obvious impact on your appearance.
Achieve dramatic results in the shortest possible time
The technology used in clear braces is often so effective that our patients can enjoy a reduced duration of treatment time when compared to other cosmetic options. Same as traditional metal braces, the pressure applied to the teeth by the wire is so effective it encourages the teeth to move and cement into place faster than with other treatments.
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During your consultation, we will discuss with you all the available treatment options and decide on the appropriate solution for you. We will then discuss with you every step of the treatment process to ensure you are informed and know what to expect before we begin.
Are clear braces better than metal braces?
There is no real winner between clear braces and metal braces. Each have their own benefits and both will help you to achieve a beautiful, healthy and straight smile at the end of your treatment. Ceramic clear braces are a popular choice, particularly on the top teeth, as they are a more discreet option than their traditional metal counterparts. Metal braces can be made to be any colour that you want. Your orthodontist may recommend one or the other depending on the nature of your treatment; however, at the end of the day, the choice between metal and clear braces is down to personal preference and whether you want your braces to be noticeable.
Can I have clear braces on top and metal braces on the bottom?
Yes! This is a popular option for patients who are concerned about the overall cost of their orthodontic treatment. As ceramic braces generally cost slightly more, many patients choose to have them on the top and metal braces on their bottom teeth. This way, the treatment is discreet and cost-effective. Many patients still enjoy the freedom of being able to choose bright colours for their less-visible bottom teeth, whilst also enjoying a subtler appearance for the top teeth.