Why are clear braces becoming more popular? How do they work?

Why are clear braces becoming more popular? How do they work?

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Clear braces in Beaconsfield are becoming more sought after by the day. One very popular orthodontic system and a removable apparatus used to treat a large range of dental issues, clear  braces or aligners, (also known as liner trays), are made from a clear plastic.  They are known to fit very comfortably in the mouth and snugly over your teeth and are designed to be discreet. These are most definitely a popular alternative to metal braces as they are far more subtle when worn. Many people who would not have considered wearing braces before are now turning to them to correct imperfections. 

However as well as the cosmetic benefits to having these almost totally transparent pieces of dental equipment there is another knock on effect.  People who use them are also improving their future dental hygiene, as straightened teeth are so much easier to keep clean. 

After an initial consultation with your dentist which could involve X-rays, impressions being made or a 3D scanner being used, the information gathered will be sent off so that a series of braces can be made especially for you. The liner trays gradually change shape over the number of sets, to correct the position of your teeth by moving them gently and are meant to be worn for the majority of the day.  Every few weeks your dental practice should exchange your trays, for a new set, until you have the smile that you are hoping to achieve.

There are many brands available, one of the most famous being Invisalign, but the most important thing is to use the braces as directed.  If you do forget to use your braces for most of the time in a day, then it will only lengthen the time of treatment, and may not give you the results in the quicker time span which was initially given to you.

Clear aligners can be removed whenever you feel like removing them.  They are a type of brace that can be taken out whenever you decide to eat or drink making it easier to maintain the cleanliness of your teeth. However you should aim to keep them in for at least 22 hours a day or it will impact on the efficiency of the treatment.  When it comes to taking them out use this as an opportunity for cleaning them, your orthodontist  or dentist can give you advice on this.  What you do not want is your clear brace becoming stained and rather obvious from bad hygiene, otherwise it loses all its subtlety!

Another type of clear braces can be fixed.  They are normally made with ceramic or a composite material, they have transparent or tooth coloured brackets and are able to be manipulated to give excellent results whilst ergonomically sensitive to create greater comfort.  Although perhaps greater care needs to be taken over oral cleaning because of the brace,  the results are certainly worth the wait.

Clear braces are very popular among adult patients, and an alternative option to traditional metal and wire braces which are more visible. The traditional metal braces are still a type of brace that is used to achieve straightened teeth when more complicated  manipulations of teeth over a sustained period of time are needed and give excellent results.  However there are a wide range of conditions which can be addressed by clear braces. With so many options available, why not see which one is best for you?