Invisible Braces - The Clear Alternative!

Adults and teens are turinng to invisible braces to correct misaligned teeth - read why....

Invisible braces have been around for some time now. However, only a few people seem to be familiar with them. Perhaps this is because of the cost and the fact that they are not available on the NHS, but they are certainly becoming more popular and you can get them at any good quality cosmetic dentist in the major towns or cities across the UK and Ireland.

Are they as good as normal braces?

Well, the first thing that most people notice is the word ‘invisible’. While they are not strictly speaking, invisible, they are made from a clear medical grade plastic and are extremely difficult to detect. Compare that with traditional dentures and as you can see, they are off to a good start! So, no-one will notice them? If people are aware that you have had invisible braces fitted and look closely, they may be able to spot them. However, few people do this in real life and the casual or somewhat less than casual observer is highly unlikely to notice that you are wearing them. The chances are that you have already seen someone who has them in but have not noticed them which should give an indication to how discreet they are.

How do I clean my teeth?

Cleaning your teeth with invisible braces is extremely easy, you simply take them out and then brush and floss your teeth as usual. Just remember to put them back in afterwards. You also remove these braces whilst you are eating. Not only does this make eating much easier and more pleasurable, but it also prevents food particles from becoming stuck in the braces causing bad breath at the very least and rotten teeth at the worst.

How long are they kept in each day?

Although the braces are designed to be removed when cleaning your teeth or eating, it is important that you remember to put them in afterwards (clean your teeth after eating first though), as the longer that they are kept in, the faster the process of re-aligning your teeth will be. Will I have to wear them for years? Everyone is different and will have teeth in different states of misalignment. However, even the more extreme cases are unlikely to have to keep them in for longer than eighteen months. In fact, there is little that can be said against these braces which may explain their ongoing rise in popularity in the UK.