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Would you like straight teeth but don’t want to wear braces that look like train tracks? You’re not the only one. Many of our patients here at Modern Orthodontics have that same concern. The last thing they want is a mouth full of metal.
Fortunately, you don’t have to because we offer clear braces. They’re fast, discreet and get great results!
What are clear braces?
Clear braces use the same method as traditional metal braces do. They comprise three key components: small brackets which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth; archwires which are thin metal wires that connect these brackets; and ligatures, also known as elastic bands, which help the archwires to apply pressure to move your teeth into position.
The difference is the brackets which are stuck to your teeth are translucent instead of metal, creating a more subtle appearance.
At Modern Orthodontics, we go one step further for the benefit of our patients. Not only do we offer the very discreet clear braces, we offer self-ligating clear braces, which means the brackets don’t require elastic bands to help move your teeth.
How do clear braces work?
Clear braces work just like traditional metal braces do, by applying gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into position. While you are receiving treatment, we will ask you to come in for a check-up every six to eight weeks. At these appointments we will tighten your braces to encourage movement. These appointments also give us the opportunity to monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have.
After we have tightened your braces, you may experience a bit of discomfort. This will only last a couple of days and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief. For some advice on what to eat during this time, check out our caring for your braces page.
At Modern Orthodontics, we are passionate about clear braces because of the benefits they bring to our patients. These include:
We can determine if clear braces are right for you at your free consultation.
Many of our patients ask us which are better: clear braces or metal braces. Truth be told, they are equally effective; one simply is clear and far more aesthetically pleasing while the other gives you a far more traditional look.
It may only be a very simple difference but when it comes to an area of your body that’s hard to hide throughout the day, that one ‘clear’ benefit is a standout.
Clear braces do cost a little more than traditional metal braces, because of the translucent material the clear brackets are made from, but the results you’ll achieve with this treatment make them worth the investment.
Find out if clear braces are right for you. Book your free consultation with the friendly Modern Orthodontics team today.
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