Tooth coloured braces are an aesthetic alternative to metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, tooth coloured braces are much less noticeable. These are extremely popular with adult and teen orthodontic patients who may be concerned about having visible braces. Tooth coloured ceramic braces do not stain or discolour throughout treatment.
If you would prefer a completely invisible brace solution, Incognito braces, which are fitted to the inside of your teeth, may be an option for you. Alternatively, if you only need minor adjustments to the alignment of your teeth, removable clear aligners such as Invisalign aligners might suit. To make an appointment for a consultation where we can find out which clear brace solution would be best for you, please contact us.
Tooth coloured braces can be used to treat the full range of orthodontic problems from simple cases right through to very complex.
Treatments can take around 9 - 24 months, depending on the degree of crowding and complexity. An accurate estimate of treatment length is given at your consultation.
Tooth coloured braces move teeth via brackets that are attached to the teeth. Flexible curved wires are attached to the brackets and slowly spring back to an even curve which creates forces that move the teeth into alignment. These wires are regularly changed as treatment progresses. Extra forces can be created with clear elastics if needed.
1 Consultation. We’ll discover your wishes and plan the treatment that suits your needs the best.
2 Impressions. Dental impressions are taken and cast up in stone plaster to make study models to plan your tooth movements.
3 Fitting. One of our experienced orthodontists will fit the tooth coloured brackets to the outside surfaces of your teeth. The flexible archwires create gentle forces that quickly align your teeth into the ideal position.
4 Review appointments. The braces are adjusted typically once every 6-8 weeks. This continues until alignment is complete. Treatment length does vary depending on the degree of complexity of the case. Fixed retainers are fitted on the inside of your teeth, out of sight.