Metal braces are the most commonly used worldwide. They are silver in colour and made from high grade stainless steel. Brackets are glued onto each tooth and joined by a wire. Tiny coloured rubber bands (o-rings) are often used to hold the wire onto the brackets, giving you the opportunity to jazz up the brackets with different colours that you can change throughout your treatment!
Clear Ceramic Braces
What are Ceramic / Clear Braces?
Ceramic or clear braces offer the same benefits as metal braces, work in the same way and have the same components, however, the brackets are tooth-coloured or clear and are therefore less noticeable.
What are the main benefits of Clear Braces?
Clear ceramic braces may appeal to patients who are concerned about the appearance of the braces during orthodontic treatment. During your consultation the orthodontist will demonstrate the types and appearance of braces available.
Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
An alternative to braces is the Invisalign system which uses a series of clear removable aligners that move the teeth into correct alignment. When eating or brushing and flossing, the aligners can be removed. More about Invisalign…