Clear and Ceramic (tooth-coloured) Braces
Clear and Ceramic Braces (Tooth coloured braces) are a low-visibility alternative to traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces have minimal visual impact and much less noticeable than metal braces, even up close. Clear and Ceramic braces are largely responsible for the increase in popularity of orthodontic treatment in teens and adults.
Advantages of Clear and Ceramic Braces
- Low-visibility – This fixed brace system is far less obvious than metal braces. Even the wires can be coated to be tooth-coloured rather than just metal.
- Efficient – Treatment times are just as quick as any other orthodontic option available. There is no compromise to treatment times with this option.
- Value – This is the most cost-effective fixed brace appliance available
Range of possible treatment
Ceramic braces can be used to treat all orthodontic problems from straightforward to very complex.
Treatment times are low, with typical cases taking around 6-12 months but this does vary depending on the degree of complexity and amount of crowding. A more accurate estimation of treatment length is provided at the consultation.
What About Eating, Drinking and Cleaning my Teeth?
You will need to spend extra time cleaning your teeth during treatment, and will need to clean your teeth after each meal. It is best to use special orthodontic brushes to clean around the brackets and wires, and some people find it easier to use a water flosser. You will be given full instructions on how to clean your teeth by your orthodontist.