More people than ever before are opting for clear braces to enhance their smiles and boost their confidence. After all, your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you.

One of the main reasons why clear braces for adults have increased in popularity is that they are made with tooth-coloured and clear ceramic materials, meaning they are incredibly discreet and blend in with your natural smile. This means you can improve the look of your smile without feeling conscious that people are noticing.

A great alternative to traditional metal brackets, clear braces are also highly effective in achieving the results you want and can actually improve your oral and overall health.

If you’re considering getting clear braces, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know.

The Invisible Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Also known as the invisible way to straighten your teeth, clear braces allow you to enjoy effective straightening that will transform your smile, with minimum disruption to your everyday life or your confidence.

Designed to achieve your smile goal, in a way that is not noticeable to other people, clear braces for adults are now more accessible than ever before.

How Does it Work?

Invisible braces work using the same principles as traditional wire braces and are designed to gradually move your teeth into a desired and straighter position, using the right level of control.

Throughout the treatment process, your teeth will be assessed at each stage to ensure that they are moving in the right direction.

Conditions Clear Braces Can Treat

Clear braces are capable of treating a wide range of different conditions including the following:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Open bite

Of course, before deciding whether or not this is a suitable treatment for you, you will need to speak to your dentistry professional.

Clear Braces Options and How Do They Work?

If you’re considering clear braces, there are a number of different options to consider.

We’ve taken a look at some of the clear brace options available and how they work, so that you can weigh up the best option for your smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an effective system of clear, removable aligners that you use to straighten your teeth over a set period of time. Every two weeks, you will change your aligners until your teeth gradually move into the desired position.

Each aligner applies low forces to your teeth by using a series of clear plastic aligners to push the teeth into their desired position. Only dentistry professionals can complete this treatment and your journey will begin with an intra-oral scan to create your custom aligners.

Boutique Dental 23 is a Silver Accredited Provider of Invisalign. We provide Invisalign Go, Lite and Comprehensive for the more complicated orthodontic treatments.

Length of Treatment

On average, Invisalign treatment takes anywhere between 12 to 18 months, depending on how much your teeth need to be moved. Some treatments can be completed in as little as 3 months.

Average Cost

Invisalign prices start from £2800 and can be as much as £4200 for the more complex cases.

Benefits

A number of benefits come hand in hand with opting for Invisalign to straighten your teeth, including the following:

  • Invisible and discreet
  • As the Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic they are much more comfortable than traditional braces
  • Improved health and hygiene
  • Safe and removable
  • You can continue to eat what you want
  • Better dental health

Fixed Braces with Tooth Coloured Ceramic Brackets

Tooth Colour fixed braces are another popular option for straightening teeth that can not be straightened with a clear aligner system. They are made from tough, tooth-coloured ceramic brackets, which reduce the visibility of the brace, that attach to your teeth and straighten them over a set period of time.

Allowing you to discreetly transform your smile, this treatment option is barely noticeable.

Length of Treatment

On average, Invisalign treatment takes anywhere between 12 to 18 months, depending on how much your teeth need to be moved. Some treatments can be completed in as little as 3 months.

Average Cost

Invisalign prices start from £2800 and can be as much as £4200 for the more complex cases.

Benefits

A number of benefits come hand in hand with opting for Invisalign to straighten your teeth, including the following:

  • Invisible and discreet
  • As the Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic they are much more comfortable than traditional braces
  • Improved health and hygiene
  • Safe and removable
  • You can continue to eat what you want
  • Better dental health

Fixed Braces with Tooth Coloured Ceramic Brackets

Tooth Colour fixed braces are another popular option for straightening teeth which can not be straightened with a clear aligner system. They are made from tough, tooth coloured ceramic brackets, which reduce the visibility of the brace, that attach to your teeth and straighten them over a set period of time.

Allowing you to discreetly transform your smile, this treatment option is barely noticeable.

Length of Treatment

The average treatment time for clear fixed braces is between one year and 18 months, meaning you don’t have to wait too long to enjoy the perfect smile. Of course, your dentist will give you advice about how long your treatment will take and how your teeth should look once you finish your treatment.

Average Cost

The average cost of this treatment can range from anywhere from £2,880 to £3880, depending on the complexity of the treatment. All cases are assessed on an individual basis.

Benefits

This treatment option offers a number of benefits, including the following:

  • Straighter teeth
  • Improve your dental health and wellness
  • Comfortable and removable
  • Fewer visits to the dentist

This treatment is not recommended for severely crooked or misaligned teeth.

Clear Self-ligating Braces

Clear self-ligating braces are another fantastic treatment option for fixing your smile. Rather than using elastic ties, they use clear brackets or clips, which hold the wires in place. This keeps self-ligating braces active, meaning your teeth move into place far more quickly.

Length of Treatment

The self-ligating system can treat your smile in as little as 6 months and is renowned for moving your teeth into place faster than any other clear brace system.

Average Cost

This treatment will cost anywhere between £2,880 and £3,880, depending on the complexity of your case and treatment plan.

Benefits

The benefits of this treatment includes:

  • Less friction
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Reduced pressure
  • Quicker treatment

How to Choose the Right Type of Clear Braces for You?

When deciding the best clear brace option for you, it’s always beneficial to speak to your dentistry professional, who will be able to advise you on the best treatment option.

Check out how our team at Boutique Dental 23 can help you with your clear braces today!