A rival to Invisalign - Clearstep Braces

Clearstep - a new kid on the teeth straightening block?

It would seem that the days of ugly metal braces are finally numbered. There are now a wide variety of alternative orthodontics to straighten your teeth without the discomfort and embarrassment of those metallic 'train tracks' that we have grown to know and hate over the years.

Although the traditional braces were presumably revolutionary at one time, the sheer visibility of them put many people off wearing them and created a whole generation of people who have now got crooked and uneven teeth due to avoiding orthodontic treatment. With the advent of new systems such as Invisalign and Clearstep, these days appear finally to be well in the past.

These new Clearstep braces are not solely restricted to the London area either; they can be bought in areas as diverse as Edinburgh in the Highlands or in the East Midlands where you can find a dentist who provides Clearstep in Ashby. Clearstep are one of the new boys on the block and have produced a system which is highly efficient at dealing with a wide variety of alignment issues such as underbites or crowding of the teeth whilst at the same time, being very discreet and ‘wearer friendly’.

In a similar manner to Invisalign; Clearstep braces use a series of almost invisible 'trays' which enclose the teeth and gradually encourage them into position over a period of time. At the same time, they can barely be detected by those not in the know and are comfortable and convenient to use. Each set of positioning trays is made specifically for each individual patient and will be designed and created according to the needs of the work to be done. Although the trays can be removed by the wearer themselves; it is also important to make sure that appointments are kept with the dentist to ensure that everything continues along the right path. This is usually every six to eight weeks. As with Invisalign, Clearstep braces can be removed by the wearer in order to eat and to clean the teeth.

Remember that you should always clean your teeth after eating and before returning the Clearstep braces to your mouth. Failure to do this may result in food becoming trapped and potentially causing halitosis and possibly even plaque build up. You can, also, remove your Clearstep braces for an important social event if needed although you should of course bear in mind that the more often they are removed, the longer the treatment will take to work so it is best to do this sparingly. As Clearstep does not use wire and brackets like traditional braces, they are more comfortable to wear with no metallic edges to rub against the gums or cheeks. This combined with the speed and efficiency of these braces makes them a desirable option for straightening your teeth and producing a wonderful smile once more.