Invisible Braces

Modern, clear braces for adults and teenagers in Chelmsford, Essex

Invisible braces offer a painless, non-invasive way of straightening teeth without adversely impacting upon your life-style. In many cases, invisible braces can replace the intrusive traditional metal wires that have long been used by orthodontists.

The system uses 3D modelling to create a set of clear aligners or “clear braces” that fit the teeth exactly. Over time, the braces are used to gently push the teeth back into the correct location, successfully closing gaps and re-aligning crooked positioning.

Tooth straightening is often associated with teenagers but recent treatments are also very suitable for correcting tooth alignment problems in older people.

There are a number of different types of invisible braces but all work with similar principles. Popular brand names include ‘Invisalign’, ‘Inman Aligner’ and ‘Damon Clear’ – we will advise the best system to use on a case-by-case basis.

How does the system work?

  • Typically the clear braces are worn for up to 22 hours per day and are removed for eating and brushing your teeth
  • Over time, your teeth are gradually straightened by the braces
  • The aligners are typically changed every two to three weeks
  • You visit your dentist or orthodontist for regular progress checks
  • Full treatment typically takes 6 to 12 months but more complex re-alignment can take a little longer

Advantages of Clear Braces

Clear braces are more comfortable than traditional wired braces which can cause irritation and inflammation. The slight discomfort experienced at the start of treatment is typically overcome very quickly. Invisible braces are also convenient in that they are easily removable and hence avoid the problem of trapped food. Consequently it is much easier to preserve good dental hygiene with invisible braces when compared to the traditional metal wired version.

Clear braces are by their nature far more discreet than old fashioned braces – they are virtually un-noticeable unless inspected close-up. This is the main reason that many adults now opt for tooth alignment as it is far less disruptive to their lifestyle than would be the case with older metal wired braces.

At Blue Sky Dental we are pleased to provide clear braces treatment to patients across Essex and the south of England. If you are searching for invisible braces in Chelmsford or surrounding towns, please call our friendly team or use the contact form and we will be pleased to assist.

Case Studies

The below are case studies of treatments carried out in our clini. These show actual treatments of some of our patients, showing before and after photos taken during the procedure. You can view each slide by clicking the left and right arrows , you can also enlarge the slide image by clicking on it to view a more detailed image.

Orthodontics Cases - (8 cases showing before and after)

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Six Month Smiles

Invisalign

 

These braces are really great! Unless you look very closely you can't see I'm wearing them. My teeth are already moving and much straighter already. Nice job folks.

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