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)
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.
Treatment times are just as quick as any other orthodontic option available. There is no compromise to treatment times with this option.
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.
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.
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Fixed orthodontic braces and teeth porcelain veneers
Orthodontic Treatment (Fixed Braces) and Veneers
Broken Front Tooth and Mis-Aligned Smile
This patient has had crowded and discoloured dentition. With a combination of fixed orthodontic treatment and porcelain veneers, his smile has been transformed.
Duncan came to The London Smile Clinic after one of his teeth was fractured in an accident, he had always had crowded teeth and decided to improve his smile as a whole while having this tooth repaired. Just 9 months in a fixed brace followed by 4 veneers gave this fantastic result!
This patient attended the practice unhappy with his broken tooth and mis-aligned smile. A combination of fixed orthodontic treatment and four porcelain veneers created Karim’s natural smile.