Clear braces

Unlike traditional metal braces, our clear braces systems use ceramic brackets which are blended to your natural teeth. 

These fixed appliances are not just an incredibly strong brace which will provide you with beautifully straight teeth, but they also match your teeth to appear much more discrete than traditional metal braces.

Why would I want to have clear braces?

  • The colour matching technology means that the ceramic brackets blend in perfectly with your teeth, straightening them in a very discrete fashion
  • They are small so take up less room in your mouth for maximum comfort
  • They have no sharp corners, so they will not scratch against your cheeks
  • InVu braces have incredibly strong brackets which are much more durable and effective than metal brackets
  • They are safer than most ceramic braces as they use a mesh on the base and do not damage the enamel surface of the tooth

Standard metal braces and some other ceramic braces are made with sharp edges which can cause irritation against the cheeks and lips. Clear braces are made using a technologically advanced injection-moulding method which produces a smooth and comfortable surface. Their edges are gently rounded to stop sharp corners rubbing against your cheeks. They are also much smaller than metal braces, so they are far less bulky, making them much more comfortable.

As well as creating a beautifully smooth surface, the injection-moulded process gets rid of any imperfections and weak points that might cause the braces to break; so clear braces are much stronger and more durable than some other ceramic braces.

Clear braces are far less likely to chip or shatter than other braces during the course of your treatment. They are also safer when it comes to removing them because they are fitted with an exclusive mesh base that comes away from the tooth’s surface easily, protecting your tooth enamel. Other ceramic braces must be broken in order to remove them, and remnants must be sanded off. This process can cause little chips and flakes to fly off, and there is a danger of swallowing these particles.

Treatments

Hidden braces

Hidden braces sit on the inside surface of your teeth. They're often called hidden braces, because their positioning means you can't see them from the outside.

Treatments

Clear aligners

Invisible braces, sometimes known as clear aligners, are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for adult patients.

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Orthodontics

What other benefits does teeth straightening offer?

Orthodontic treatment improves chewing efficiency by re-establishing the correct relationship between lower and upper teeth, removing the difficulty you may have when chewing certain kinds of food, and so providing better nutrition. 

In some cases, orthodontics can also prevent complications in the temporomandibular joint (the joint which joins the jaw to the skull). Chronic pain in the head, face, neck or ears, as well as dizziness, nausea and restricted ability to open and close the mouth can originate here.

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Will my teeth get marked or discoloured during orthodontic treatment?

If a patient does not take proper care food and plaque can build up around braces and cause tooth decay, gum disease and/or white or brown marks (decalcification) on the surface of the teeth. These marks are permanent and cannot be removed later! To prevent these from happening it is essential to brush the teeth carefully, avoid foods and drinks with a high sugar content and use a fluoride mouthwash daily. The brace itself does not cause the marking on the tooth surface.

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Finaghy Orthodontics

Should I continue to attend my dentist during my orthodontic treatment?

Yes. It is essential to continue seeing your dentist during your orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will check the health of your teeth and gums and carry out any routine dental treatment required. Your dentist may contact our practice if any dental health issues become apparent during treatment.

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