There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear metal braces known as Invisible braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth.
Now you can have that lovely straight smile and no-one need ever know you are having orthodontic treatment.
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Clear aligners or braces look like see-through gumshields and are most frequently used to treat the teeth at the front of the mouth. They can move a maximum of six to eight teeth, however, in some situations they can move more teeth. Generally, people will not recognise you are wearing clear braces because they are see-through. So, to make small adjustments to your teeth in a harmless and fast way, clear braces are the way to go!
Clear braces work by using a series of clear aligners that are made bespoke to you and fit over your top and/or bottom teeth. Each aligner puts a little bit of pressure on to the teeth in the direction of the movement required. Logically, as the tooth moves, the pressure on the teeth will ease and then at this time, you will need to replace the aligner with a new one. Although, the clear aligner must be worn for around 22 hours a day, they can be removed to allow you to enjoy your food and follow your oral hygiene routine.
Teeth straightening with clear braces can take anywhere from four months to eighteen months, however, most cases are typically treated in just over twelve months. In some cases, it may be necessary to add attachments to certain teeth to help the brace work more effectively, particularly if gentle pressure is needed for tooth rotation. After treatment with clear aligners and your teeth are in the preferred position, you’ll need to wear a clear retainer to stop your teeth from moving out of alignment.
We offer a free consultation for teeth straightening, so, if you are considering this treatment and would like to find out more, please call us on 0116 2593386 today to book.
The longer you wear your invisible braces each day, the more effective and quicker your treatment will be. We recommend around 22-23 hours per day, only removing them to eat and clean them.
Drinking water whilst wearing your braces is fine. Under no circumstances should you drink carbonated, sugary or acidic drinks such as fresh juice, fizzy drinks and energy drinks as this can lead to corrosion of your teeth. If you need to drink these types of drinks you must remove your clear braces and make sure you clean your teeth and the brace before inserting them back on your teeth.
Again it is recommended that your clear aligners are removed when drinking hot drinks like tea and coffee, not only can it lead to staining of your teeth but the heat can damage the thin plastic of the braces and prevent them working or deform them.
No! Even really soft foods can damage the plastic when chewing. It is recommended that all drinking and eating is kept to mealtimes when you can remove your braces. If you eat or drink with the aligners in food debris and liquids can become trapped between your teeth and the clear plastic, not only will it look unsightly but it can lead to decay or acid in the fluid can erode the enamel of your teeth. We only recommend drinking still water whilst wearing your clear aligners.
The initial consultation for invisible braces is free. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss your concerns and find out which treatment might be right for you. Depending on which type of invisible braces you go for prices start from £1700.
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*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.