Everyone wants straight, healthy, beautiful teeth. A smile that lights up the room. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to acquire the necessary genetics for this to happen. Thankfully braces have become better and more affordable for people to access their best smile. However, during the treatment, some may feel self-conscious with traditional metal tracks and dread the metallic shine in photographs. For these potential patients, there are other options, including clear braces.
Clear braces offer a solution to getting straight teeth while undergoing discreet treatment. The options are often sought by adults and adolescents alike. Some professional working adults do not feel comfortable while wearing traditional fixed appliances in the work environment, such as in meetings and conferences. Similarly, adolescents are often in a particularly sensitive state regarding body image and appearance attending school, and would prefer the clear braces alternative.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces can be any type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth, except they are clear. They can be designed similarly to traditional braces, but instead of metal tracks, clear or inconspicuous wires and bands are used. In the category of clear braces are also transparent aligners like Invisalign since they are ‘clear’. In short, clear braces are any treatment that looks clear and straightens teeth. Some of the most common clear braces in Beaconsfield are the ceramic and clear wire braces that offer an alternative to metal. Ceramic braces can treat almost everything that metal braces can treat, except they are less noticeable. Depending on your unique set of teeth, you may qualify for some of our faster treatments.
At Garden View Dental Care we offer Six Month Smiles. The Six Month Smiles treatment is a revolutionary orthodontic system that provides fast and efficient treatment to get you the results that you desire. What we use are tooth-coloured wires that blend into your teeth discreetly. Focusing on the front teeth allows for higher specificity and fast results. The technology applies a light force on your teeth over a relatively short duration to move those front teeth into the right position. On completion of the treatment, you will be provided with a retainer to protect that new found smile. Six Month Smiles have modified traditional therapies and have used the best aspects of braces to solve those crooked front teeth. However, if you have crooked back teeth as well, then we can also propose another ‘clear’ solution.
Invisalign is considered the ‘invisible’ brace. It comes as sets of removable aligners made out of a translucent thermoplastic mould. In the initial consultation, the patient will be assessed to see if they are suitable for the treatment. A digital plan will be made out of the shape of the patient’s teeth using X-rays, digital scans, or even dental impressions. This information will be used to create a 3-D model of the teeth to design the different sets of aligners. The next stage is receiving different aligners to be worn throughout the treatment. The patient will come back to our dentist every six weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing correctly. The last stage is wearing a retainer to keep those straight white teeth in place.
The benefits are clear; straight and healthy teeth, no stress from conspicuous metal brackets, and a life full of bright smiles. So don’t wait, call today about our clear braces in Beaconsfield. At Garden View Dental Care, we care about your teeth.