Want all the benefits of metal braces without the impact on your appearance? We may have your solution…
Clear braces offer a great orthodontic treatment alternative that can move your teeth in the same way as traditional metal braces.
This treatment option is far less noticeable than standard metal braces but still produces the same results. These tooth-coloured, almost invisible brackets were created with the same tried and tested technology as traditional braces.
What are clear braces
Clear braces work in the same way and are the less noticeable alternative to metal braces. These braces use brackets and archwires, however these are made from tooth-coloured porcelain which blends in which the natural tooth.
Clear braces work as the brackets and archwires place gentle pressure on the teeth, which slowly guides them into the straighter positions; the same process as metal braces.
Clear o-rings can also be used to hold the wires to the brackets.
Here at AAA Orthodontics, in Strathpine and Albany Creek Brisbane, you can choose to have clear brackets on your upper front teeth for no additional charge.
The benefits of clear braces
Clear braces are generally preferred for their cosmetic benefits, as well as:
- No metal brackets means there is much less staining of the teeth
- They are just as strong as traditional metal braces
- Since they are less obvious, patients will not feel as rushed to complete the treatment
- Many of our patients find them more comfortable than traditional metal braces
How to take care of your braces
Taking care of your clear braces is the same as taking care of traditional braces.
This includes brushing, flossing and rinsing your teeth correctly, after every meal to reduce chances of staining. Taking particular care of each individual tooth is recommended.
Be prepared, taking care of your teeth when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment will be more difficult and time consuming.
When you brush, ensure all food particles and plaque are removed to minimise your risk of decay. Your braces will have little spaces to trap food that require carefully brushing techniques. This food has the potential to wreak havoc in your mouth and cause numerous dental problems.
Cleaning your braces daily may seem tedious, but the extra responsibility you or your child must undergo will have long-lasting effects.
Cosmetic Clear Braces FAQs
The braces applied by Dr Peter McMahon at AAA Orthodontics consist of more durable brackets and wires, which reduce the risks of chewing gum. We can now be more flexible in permitting our patients to chew sugar-free gum. Chewing gum is recommended as it stimulates saliva and bone growth surrounding the teeth, which can be quite beneficial.
The process of getting braces may seem daunting, but you don’t need to worry about pain. There will be no pain during, but your teeth gums and jaw may feel a little tender afterwards. This discomfort can last up to a week but is easily managed by over the counter pain medication (if no allergy exists).
The short answer is yes, that is, if patients don’t look after their transparent brackets. If you want your perfectly straightened teeth to be bright, white and with no blemishes after orthodontic treatment; you need to take care of your braces by brushing, flossing and avoiding certain foods.
Cosmetic Clear Braces Brisbane QLD
If you would like to start achieving a smile you can be confident about, or if you would like to learn more about cosmetic braces, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at AAA Orthodontics in Strathpine and Albany Creek.