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.
Patients who would prefer an orthodontic option that is completely invisible could consider one of the lingual brace systems such as Incognito. These braces are fitted to the inner surfaces of the teeth, next to the tongue.
Another option that is almost completely invisible option might be one of the clear aligner systems such as Invisalign. You can email us your photos for an online mini-consultation or visit the clinic for a consultation to find out which option would suit you best.
Advantages of Clear and Ceramic Braces (Tooth Coloured 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.
Tooth Coloured Braces, Clear and Ceramic Braces
Range of possible treatment: Ceramic braces can be used to treat all orthodontic problems from straightforward to very complex.
Treatment Time: 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.
How it works: Clear or Ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth. Flexible archwires are fitted into the brackets and slowly spread to a curved archform. This ‘elastic recoil’ gently pushes the teeth into proper alignment. The archwires are changed when needed throughout treatment. Additional forces can be created with clear elastic bands when required.
Tooth Coloured Braces
Before and After Treatment
The London Smile Clinic has been 5* all the way – from the reception staff to all treatment received. The experience has been made pleasurable by consistent friendly, professional staff – my teeth look amazing so far and treatment has been painless. One small emergency involving a broken wire was sorted immediately with no fuss and a smile. Excellent and highly recommended!