Keeping people smiling
With the stresses of last year slowly fading with each passing day, more and more people across the country are finally finding the time to focus on themselves.
A massive part of this has been the number of patients seeking out treatments such as Clear Braces in Sheffield.
During the lockdown months, almost every dental practice in the UK was closed – or operating at a reduced service. However, they are beginning to open their doors once again and provide cosmetic dental and orthodontic treatments to those who require them.
Seeking out a cosmetic orthodontic treatment like clear braces can profoundly uplift and positively affect a patient’s self-esteem, appearance, and overall confidence.
What are clear braces?
Often, when people think of orthodontic braces, they only imagine fused, metallic ‘train-track’ braces.
While these are undoubtedly a widespread and common method of aligning crooked teeth, they are not commonly held in high-esteem for their cosmetic implications to how a patient looks.
On the other hand, clear braces have been designed to align a patient’s teeth – without having a visible impact on their appearance.
The option of choosing a minimally invasive orthodontic option has inspired countless young people who may not have otherwise sought out treatment because of the impact that it has on their appearance.
How do clear braces work?
Fundamentally, clear braces work in a similar way to conventional ones.
They involve fixed brackets and wires, however – unlike traditional braces – these brackets and wires are made from a transparent plastic or tooth-coloured ceramics. This means that they are far less visible when worn.
What are the benefits of clear braces?
Alongside the aesthetic advantages of clear braces, there are also several other benefits.
Some of these include:
- Reduced risk of gum disease: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults (after trauma) and is usually caused by a gradual buildup of plaque and tartar between the patient’s teeth. Seeking out orthodontic help dramatically reduces the risk of the patient contracting gum problems, as there is less space for plaque to form between their teeth.
- Comfort: Another benefit of seeking clear braces over traditional, metallic ones is that they are usually far more comfortable throughout treatment. This is because the plastics and ceramics used are less likely to rub against the patient’s gums and cause them discomfort.
- Increased freedom: Alongside clear plastic or ceramic braces, a patient can also choose to align their teeth through a removable plastic retainer. These retainers are custom built for each patient and align their teeth through built-in pressure points within the retainers structure. As this retainer method does not require any bonding or attachment to the patient’s teeth, they have the freedom to remove it whenever they desire.
How do I go about getting clear braces?
If you are interested in aligning your teeth through a minimally invasive, cosmetic means such as clear braces or a removable retainer – the first step starts with a consultation.
By speaking to a local, trusted provider of cosmetic orthotics, patients can have their options explained to them in great detail – and work closely alongside their orthodontist to form a unique treatment plan that is right for them.