Teeth Straightening Without Self-Consciousness
One of the big drawbacks to getting straighter teeth for many people will be having to go through months and months of self-consciousness. Every time they open their mouths to speak, smile or laugh, there are these big metal braces all over their teeth like a chain-link fence. Or at least, they imagine that’s what getting their teeth straightened is like, but, with clear braces in Harley Street, it’s a whole different experience, and a much more pleasant one at that.
Clear braces in Harley Street remove the embarrassment from teeth straightening. Some even remove the hassles associated with keeping braces clean after eating. The best ones for each person need to be decided upon in conjunction with advice from an experienced and qualified braces’ dentist, such as those at Harley Street Dental Clinic. Basically, there are 2 types of clear braces to choose from, although there are several different brands.
Fixed Clear Braces in Harley Street
Fixed braces feature brackets that are cemented onto the outer surfaces of the teeth at carefully calculated angles. When they are strung through with wire that is progressively tightened, the pulling action draws the teeth into alignment. Clear braces have brackets made of clear ceramic and fine wires coated in tooth-coloured material. The brackets are smaller than usual, and the combination makes for a set of braces that blend in with the teeth. These braces work best on mild to moderate alignment issues on the front 6-8 teeth.
Removable Clear Braces in Harley Street
Being able to remove braces is a real bonus and it makes these clear braces very popular indeed. Instead of using a pulling pressure, removable braces, also known as aligners, use a pushing pressure. The aligners look like mouth guards made out of very thin, transparent plastic. Inside each one are carefully placed pressure points that press on the teeth until they shift out of the way. Patients wear a series of aligners. Pushing doesn’t really work on teeth that have not descended properly.
Both types of clear braces in Harley Street require the use of a retainer after the teeth are aligned, to keep them in place while the bone settles down around them.