If you would like the precision and effectiveness of fixed braces, but are worried about the traditional 'train tracks' look, clear ceramic braces are a great option. The tooth-coloured ceramic brackets match perfectly with your teeth, and work quickly, as they are constantly straightening your teeth.
What are clear ceramic braces?
Clear braces are tailor-made so that they are as comfortable as possible. They are specially designed so that the ceramic brackets fit flush against your teeth without the need for elastic bands.
The clear brackets blend with the natural colour of your teeth, and are ideal if you would like a discreet solution to the problem of overcrowded or misaligned teeth. If you are worried about what your braces will look like at work, or you are a parent thinking about options for a self conscious teenager, clear braces are a great solution.
What are the benefits of clear ceramic braces?
Clear braces have all the benefits of fixed metal braces - they offer precision and excellent control in moving your teeth, so you will achieve the straightest smile possible through orthodontic treatment.
The fact that they are fixed also means they are always working - and you don’t have to remember to put them in. They are easy to keep clean, and unlike clear aligners, there isn’t the hassle of having to take them out before you eat.
What to expect when you have treatment
Dr Marie Heintz is a highly skilled orthodontist and before beginning any work she will check your oral health and take impressions and scans of your teeth. She will discuss your priorities and vision, take you carefully through the different options, and create a personalised treatment plan that’s right for you.
If you decide to go ahead with clear braces, we will provide you with precision engineered braces that are comfortable and fit perfectly, as they gently move your teeth into position.
Monitoring your progress
It’s important to carefully monitor your progress and also to ensure that your teeth remain healthy while they are being straightened. Once you have started treatment we will see you every six weeks, and Dr Heintz will carefully adjust your braces every time you see her.
Our aim is to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. We know that the results you will see are dependent on the expertise of your orthodontist, and Dr Heintz is highly experienced in treating both minor and complex cases of misalignment using clear braces.
Treatment times vary according to the individual, and the process could take as little as six months, or for more extensive straightening, it can take up to two years. However, you will start to see results within a few weeks.
Our goal is to provide you with a long lasting solution for the problem of misaligned or overcrowded teeth, rather than a short term fix. We are interested in maintaining the results we achieve, and always recommend that after the active phase of treatment you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position.
Visiting our clinic
If you would like to find out more or make an appointment, please call us on 020 7244 4200.