ClearSmile Braces are the ideal choice if you want straighter teeth in less time than with traditional metal braces here at Glen Dental in Leicester. A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought –ClearSmile Braces utilize specialized white ceramic braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. The whole system is extremely discreet.
The consultation is your first step towards improving your smile with ceramic braces. You’ll be able to see a portfolio of treatment with ClearSmile Brace to give you a feel for achievable results. Your Leicester dentist will take a full history and listen to how you would like to change your smile. We will take the time to discuss any specific concerns that you have and listen carefully to what you are hoping to achieve.
This will allow us to plan your goals of treatment together. Your Leicester dentist at Glen Dental will explain how ClearSmile Brace works and how treatment will progress. A full written treatment plan will be provided along with likely timescales, fees and finance options. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at this stage.Orthodontic Records and Archwize™ 3D Orthodontic Planning
When you are ready to start treatment, a series of records are taken including photos, x-rays and impressions of your teeth. The ClearSmile laboratory will scan your models and use the Spacewize™ calculation to design your new smile using a 3d digital software. This Archwize™ virtual set-up can be emailed to you and your dentist to confirm and consent to the treatment plan.Braces Fitting Appointment
Once you have consented to treatment, the ClearSmile Brace aesthetic white brackets are bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive. Then hi-tech flexible white coated archwires are attached to the brackets. These wires will generate gentle forces that will start to gradually move your teeth into position, this is the moment your teeth moving begins.
Full instructions on brace care, diet and oral hygiene will be given. You will be able to ask any questions you have. Then you will book your first adjustment appointment usually about four weeks later.Brace Adjustment Appointments
The adjustment appointments are usually 30 minutes long every 4-6 weeks, until your teeth are fully aligned. At these appointments, space is created to allow movement and the archwires are replaced to generate appropriate tooth movements. Once you are happy with the results, impressions are taken to create a custom retainer, a retainer is required to stop your teeth moving after treatment.Braces Removal
At this appointment, your white braces are quickly and gently removed with a specially designed instrument. Your teeth are then cleaned and polished to leave a smooth surface. Your retainers are also fitted at this appointment to prevent relapse. Photos and final impressions are taken to record the final result. Full aftercare instructions are given and a retainer review appointment is scheduled. The whole appointment takes about an hour and a half.
You’ll now be able to enjoy your wonderful new smile!Retainer Review
At your retainer review appointment, the positions of your teeth and retainer are fully checked to ensure long-term stability and prevent relapse. Further occasional reviews are also recommended. Assessment of aesthetics and potential additional treatments are discussed.Further Improvements
Any additional treatments such as whitening, contouring or bonding are often carried out to complete the final aesthetic result.
ClearSmile Brace uses traditional techniques with new technology to reduce orthodontic treatment times and improve the appearance of the braces, no more traditional metal braces.
The ClearSmile Brace wires are coated white (rather than being silver) and uses a material (Ni-Ti) with shape-memory. This shape-memory means the wire will return to its original shape regardless of how it’s bent. This creates the gentle forces used to move your teeth to the desired position.
Using lower forces increases the speed and comfort of treatment. Low forces also reduce the risks of orthodontic treatment.
ClearSmile Brace is a safe orthodontic treatment.
As with all treatments, there are risks. The main risk of orthodontic treatment is root resorption.
Longer treatment times and stronger forces increase the risk. This means you are less likely to experience root resportion with ClearSmile Brace.
ClearSmile Brace uses clear brackets, as opposed to metal brackets. The wire used in a ClearSmile Brace is also coated with a tooth coloured material. As a result, ClearSmile Brace is less visible than traditional fixed braces.
Yes. You must wear a retainer for life if you wish to maintain the results of any orthodontic treatment. ClearSmile Brace is no different.
ClearSmile Brace uses two alternatives:
ClearSmile Brace is mainly used to straighten the front 10 teeth for aesthetic reasons.
Initial consultation is free, treatment then starts from £1700, depending upon the complexity of the treatment and the desired result.
Gentle brushing and being aware of what you are eating is the best way to keep white races white. The braces are coated with a white layer and this can wear off If mistreated. Gently clean your braces with a soft toothbrush and then clean in between your teeth using an incidental brush, being careful not to dislodge any of the wires or bands.
Typically it is the band’s which this colour making the braces look less than white, your orthodontist can replace the bands restoring your white braces to their true beauty
We recommend that you clean your teeth after each meal, waiting at least 20 min after you have eaten before cleaning to give your teeth time to recover from an acid attack. If you are out and about then a quick rinse with a fluoride containing mouthwash can be beneficial but should never be substituted for a proper clean.
When cleaning, use a soft toothbrush with a fluoride toothpaste and then clean in between your teeth and braces with an incidental brush.
This is not normally considered a dental emergency. If a bracket becomes dislodged or breaks then you may be able to remove it from the arch wire to prevented rubbing. You will however need to visit your orthodontist/dentist in order to have it replaced as soon as possible, so long as this is reasonably quickly your orthodontic treatment should not be compromised. Further information about what is considered a dental emergency is here.
"I have visited Glen Dental and had treatment with Shrik (dentist) and Victoria (hygienist) who have both been excellent –professional yet friendly during the treatment. Jo on reception is very friendly too and Nicole is a very good nurse-all in all a first class practice!"
MM, Newton Linford
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.