Clear braces are a popular method of straightening adults’ teeth. Here at Essex dental practice Simplyteeth, we understand the conundrum that can be faced by many adults whose teeth are out of alignment. You may be shy or embarrassed about smiling in public, covering your mouth with your hand because your misaligned or crooked teeth are making you miserable; but equally the thought of conventional orthodontics using fixed metal braces is enough to put you off seeking treatment.
That’s where clear braces come in. We offer a number of discreet orthodontic solutions at our Essex dental practice, designed to straighten your teeth and correct any alignment issues without the need for a mouth full of metal.
It’s wrong to think that the benefits of teeth straightening treatment are purely cosmetic. Of course, the importance of a beautiful smile in terms of your self-confidence should not be underestimated, but there are also other health benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth, whether you choose clear braces or another option.
Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean. With fewer areas in which dental plaque can build up, you can cut your risk of tooth decay and gum disease by straightening your teeth with clear braces – so long as you have a strong home cleaning routine and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly.
Depending on your current clinical situation, teeth straightening treatment can also protect protruding front teeth, which are at more risk of accidental damage, and can in some cases make it easier to eat a healthy diet whilst cutting down excessive wear on any particular teeth by addressing issues with your bite – the way that your jaws meet each other.
The ideal teeth straightening solution will depend on your clinical need and your personal preference, and will be determined by your dentist when you come into Simplyteeth in Essex for an orthodontic consultation.
Treatment options at our Essex clinic include:
Six Month Smiles – Cosmetic braces comprising clear and tooth-coloured components, designed for rapid correction of mild issues with the front teeth.
Invisalign – A series of clear, removable aligners that can correct a wider range of issues.