Clear/ White Braces

What Are Clear Braces?

Clear Braces treat cosmetic concerns by combining the traditional brace technique with new technology solutions. Orthodontic treatment times are reduced, along with the appearance of the braces. The wires of the braces are white, or as close to tooth colour as is possible, which reduces visibility of the braces when they are in place. The brackets are clear, to further reduce the visibility of the braces.

As these braces treat just the minor cosmetic concerns that patients have, they can produce results faster than other orthodontic solutions are able to.

Clear braces are a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces. They are a common option for adult braces as they are less visible, so many people feel less self-conscious about wearing them. They work the same way as regular braces, and can correct all the same orthodontic problems like crooked or crowded teeth, large gaps, overbites and under bites. This makes them a great solution for people with more serious issues that cannot be corrected by other cosmetic options like Invisalign clear aligners.

This system uses modern technology to efficiently and comfortably guide your teeth into their proper alignment. Many people find them more comfortable than traditional metal braces as they are made from a clear ceramic material which can be smoother on the gums. Best of all the clear material makes them virtually invisible, so you they don’t get in the way of you living your day to day life.

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Clear Braces

These orthodontic solutions treat cosmetic concerns, which typically means just the teeth that are visible when you smile will be adjusted. The front teeth that are most visible when you smile may have slight gaps between them, or may be slightly off-centred. With the braces in place, those gaps can be closed gradually. Other crooked teeth concerns can be treated in much less time than would typically be seen with more invasive orthodontic treatments.

Anything beyond minor alignment concerns cannot be effectively treated with this type of brace system. Your orthodontist can help to evaluate your teeth and help you to determine if you are a good candidate for a cosmetic orthodontic solution.

The treatment procedure for cosmetic braces is straightforward for those who have otherwise healthy teeth.

  • Scheduling a consultation with the orthodontist is the first step of the procedure.
  • The patient’s smile and overall oral health will be evaluated.
  • Intraoral digital images, along with X-rays, may be taken.
  • A precise and bespoke treatment plan will be created to meet the cosmetic needs of the patient.
  • The Clear Braces will be affixed to the teeth on a return visit to the clinic.
  • Patients will return to the clinic every 4 to 6 weeks so that the braces can be adjusted and progress evaluated.

Cosmetic brace solutions are designed to produce faster results over other orthodontic options. They use steady but low force pressure to move your teeth into the desired position, without any pain. Patients may feel some pressure and discomfort when the braces are adjusted but it will generally be a pain-free experience.

 

The total treatment timeline for cosmetic braces will be based upon the degree of alignment that is needed in order to achieve the desired results. The average treatment will last 9 months, with some patients seeing their results in much less time. Other patients may need a bit more time in order to see their final cosmetic results. All in all, Clear Braces allow for faster results over other orthodontic options as they focus simply on the cosmetic.

Benefits of Clear Dental Braces

Perhaps the most important benefit to clear braces is that they allow patients to get the discreet cosmetic adjustments that they are looking for. Patients can now approve the function and appearance of their smile, without the need to have a mouth full of metal. Improved confidence from having teeth that look and feel great is something that every person can appreciate. These braces are a good option for adults looking for minor cosmetic improvements, without the need for extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment solutions.

Teeth that are in proper alignment will accumulate much less plaque between them because they are easier to keep clean with correct techniques for brushing and flossing. This can, in turn, lead to seeing an improvement in overall oral health as a result of properly aligned teeth. There are clear connections between gum disease and overall physical health. Improved oral health may help to ensure a healthier body, long-term.

While the results seen with use of these braces are largely cosmetic, they can alter your bite in a positive manner. This will, in turn, allow you to chew correctly without putting undue pressure on the adjacent teeth. This reduction in wear and tear on your teeth can help to keep decay and damage at bay.

Improving the alignment of teeth may also help with the correction of some minor speech concerns.

  • Virtually invisible
  • Won’t show in pictures
  • More comfortable than regular braces
  • Faster treatment than Invisalign
  • Less irritating on your gums
  • Effectively straighten your teeth
  • Makes it easier to brush and floss
  • Reduced risk of decay and disease
  • Improved smile
  • Boosted self-esteem and confidence

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Why Choose Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are a great option if you want to quickly and efficiently correct your crooked, crowded, gaped, or misaligned teeth. Unlike other cosmetic options such as Invisalign clear retainers, clear ceramic braces can treat a wider range of dental problems, and often do so in a much shorter time. This is because they fasten directly to the teeth, and are periodically tightened to help guide your teeth into their correct position. While this is a more expensive option compared to traditional braces, their smaller rounded brackets and ceramic material means that they are less likely to cause discomfort or irritate your gums. This makes them more comfortable to wear, with the added bonus that most people will hardly notice you are wearing them.

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What is the Cost of Clear Braces

Adults From
Fixed braces – one arch €2,800
Fixed braces – both arches €3,350
Ceramic braces – extra cost per arch €250
Invisalign® Lite (14 aligners) €3,300 – €3,900
Invisalign® Full €3,900 – €4,900
Incognito® Lingual Braces €5,000 – €7,000
6 Months Smiles – one arch €1,900
6 Months Smiles – both arches €2,800

At Dublin Orthodontists, we believe everyone deserves to have their best smile, and so offer affordable treatment plans to suit your particular needs.

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