fbpx

MENU

Book Appointment Contact Us
    • 35 Maiden Lane Centre
    • Kilnsea Drive
    • Lower Earley
    • Reading
    • RG6 3HD
inners-thumb2
inners-thumb3
inners-thumb4
inners-thumb5
inners-thumb6

Blog

The benefits of clear braces

19-07-2019

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and it plays an important role in boosting your confidence.

Many people who do not like their smile often try to hide their teeth, don’t want to draw attention to themselves and can even shy away from conversation. But that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re after straight teeth, clear braces could be for you.

The number of adult orthodontic treatments has surged in recent years. Traditional ‘train track’ style braces are no longer the only option for achieving straighter teeth.

It used to be the case that metal or ceramic brackets were fixed on to the surface of teeth and connected with wires, but options such as Six-Month-Smiles and Invisalign aligners are much more discreet.

The Invisalign system re-positions teeth a small step at a time, using transparent custom-made aligners. The clear braces tend to be worn for22 hours a day and are changed every two weeks for another set of aligners, each set incrementally move the teeth.

One of the main benefits of Invisalign over more traditional braces is not having to worry about wires coming loose, and people say that there isn’t as much difficulty in chewing.

The clear brace aligners are easily removable,  you take them off when you have a meal or brush your teeth – something that patients often find  difficult when wearing fixed braces.

If you’re looking for an even quicker fix clear braces solution, Six-Month-Smiles could be a great alternative for you. This orthodontic treatment uses clear brackets and tooth coloured wires  to straighten your upper and lower front teeth which are seen when you smile. This brace system is designed to blend in with the colour of your teeth, so they are not as obvious as the more traditional brace.

It is an ideal option for those who are looking for a quicker cosmetic fix, but do not need to correct their bite.

Not everyone is eligible for these clear brace treatments so it’s best to book an initial consultation with your dentist to find out the most suitable option for you. Call us on 0118 9351 505 today and we can arrange your appointment.

Get in Touch