Clear/ White Braces

What Are Clear Braces?

Most people are familiar with braces, the metal wires and brackets used to straighten teeth.
But did you know that there are different types of braces? That is much less visible than your typical metal braces, which are visible and bulky during treatment, but still offer a similar mechanism for realigning teeth. In this article, we will discuss a couple of alternatives to these traditional braces and how they might be more suitable for your Orthodontic and lifestyle needs.

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 braces treatment process can vary depending on the type of braces you choose. Clear or white braces are becoming increasingly popular due to their cosmetic appeal. However, it is important to note that these braces may require more care and attention than traditional metal ones, as they can be more sustainable to staining from high pigmented foods and drinks. Below are a few points you can expect during the treatment process:


-Your Orthodontist will need to take x-rays, impressions and digital scans of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan.


-You will need to visit the Orthodontist for regular appointments to have your braces adjusted. These are often every four to eight weeks.


-You will need to avoid certain foods that can damage or stain your braces.


-You may experience discomfort during treatment as your teeth adjust to the braces. However, this should only be temporary.


Once you have had time to consider your options and decide on the best course of treatment for yourself, you will be ready to have your braces fitted by your Orthodontist. The process of fitting the braces usually takes around an hour, and during this time, the ceramic brackets or clear brackets will be glued onto your teeth with dental adhesive and then connected with a white or clear wire. You may also need to have rubber bands fitted at the same time. As with metal braces, it’s normal to experience some discomfort after having white braces fitted. However, this is likely to only last for a few days as your mouth adjusts to the new braces. Over time, you’ll get used to wearing your clear or white braces, and they’ll become less noticeable.

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.

It’s essential to monitor your progress throughout treatment. To ensure that your braces are working effectively and your smile remains healthy.


During your regular check-ups, your Orthodontist will closely examine your teeth and jaw to ensure that everything is progressing as planned. If they notice any issues, they may adjust your braces to correct the problem. Additionally, it would be best if you were looking for any signs of damage to your braces or teeth. If you notice anything unusual about your brackets or wires, be sure to contact your Orthodontist right away.


By monitoring your progress throughout orthodontic treatment, you can help ensure a successful outcome. So please don’t hesitate to ask questions or raise any concerns you may have with your Orthodontist. They’re here to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!

Taking care of your braces is another essential part of your Orthodontic treatment to ensure they work correctly and don’t cause unnecessary pain. Be sure you are vigilant with brushing your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily, especially in the areas around your braces. It’s also vital to avoid hard and chewy foods and sticky substances like gum that can potentially damage your braces. If you take good care of your braces and oral health, you’ll achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted.


Once your orthodontic treatment has been completed, you will be required to wear a retainer as directed by your Orthodontist. A retainer helps to keep your teeth in their new, correct position and prevents them from shifting back to their old alignment. There are two popular types of retainers that are commonly used in Orthodontics – fixed and removable. A fixed retainer is cemented or bonded to the back of your teeth and cannot be removed. A removable retainer is similar to a mouthguard and can be taken out for cleaning. With proper care and wear of your retainer as instructed by your Orthodontist, your new smile will last a lifetime!


Clear and white braces have many benefits for both children and adults. They are a safe, effective treatment that can give you a smile you’ve always wanted in a relatively short time frame. If you are considering clear or white braces, our orthodontic team would be happy to book a consultation with you and answer any questions you may have about the treatment process.

We look forward to helping you achieve your perfect smile!

Benefits of Clear Dental Braces

There are many benefits to choosing clear or white braces for your orthodontic treatment:
1. These braces are much less visible than traditional metal braces so that you can feel more confident about your appearance during treatment.
2. Clear and white braces are made from a smooth, comfortable material that is gentle on your gums and cheeks.
3. You will experience minor irritation and discomfort while wearing these braces.
4. Clear and white braces are designed to be as robust as possible, so you can still enjoy your favourite activities without worrying about your braces getting in the way.
If you are looking for an orthodontic treatment option that offers all of these benefits, clear or white braces may be the right choice.

Deciding whether or not to get braces is a big decision, and there are a lot of factors to consider. One crucial factor is what type of braces will best suit your needs. Clear or white braces are becoming increasingly popular, but they may not be the right choice for everyone. It is important to remember that metal braces are often more resilient to more pressure, which can be required for more severe misalignment cases. Therefore, these braces may not be the most suitable if this is what you need. However, they are often ideal for most patients. A good candidate for clear or white braces is typically over 12, has healthy teeth and gums, and requires only minor corrections to their bite. If you are considering clear or white braces, you must consult an orthodontist to see if they are the right choice for you.

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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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Love my new teeth. Just got my braces off and can’t thanks Claire enough. Totally recommend Dublin Orthodontist.


Thanks Dublin Orthodontist. Claire you are AMAZING so happy how my teeth turned out. Can’t stop smiling…

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