Incognito Lingual Braces
DAMON CLEAR (TOOTH COLOURED) LOW FORCE BRACES
The Damon Brace is the best known and most widely used ‘low friction’ Orthodontic System. The clear ceramic brackets don’t rely on elastics to hold the wire in place and therefore exert low forces to move your teeth. This results in fewer appointments during Treatment, reduced discomfort after adjustments and in some cases slightly shorter Treatment times. If you travel a lot with work or have a shorter time frame for your Treatment then this is the perfect option for you. Most importantly there are no elastics to discolour or stain.
Patients notice significant change not just in their teeth but also in the entire face. It is known as the ‘Damon Bracelift’ and is marketed by its Company (Ormco) for giving rise to such effects as: a fuller wider smile, better facial balance and aesthetics and an improved profile for a more youthful look.
CERAMIC (TOOTH COLOURED ) BRACES
Ceramic braces are a very popular Treatment option for both adults and children. Why wear Metal Braces if you don’t have to? Ceramic Braces involve tooth coloured brackets and ceramic wires being fixed to your teeth. The clear, small brackets and wires let your natural tooth colour show through. They are more subtle than metallic braces and provide the same Orthodontic outcomes. Because they are virtually invisible, people are looking at your smile, not your braces. We use the Clarity Ice Brackets with all of our Clinicians having had significant experience and success with this system.
Some adults and all children under the NHS will use a metallic brace when undertaking Orthodontic Treatment. Metallic Braces involve metal grey brackets and metal wires being fixed to your teeth. For adult Patients this provides a cost effective Treatment option while still ensuring an excellent result. For our children under the NHS it provides a robust brace to help achieve their perfect smile.
APPLIANCES AND RETAINERS
In some cases a removable functional appliance may be used to commence Orthodontic Treatment before your brace is fitted. This a less common approach but one that is occasionally used to quickly achieve the first phase of your Treatment before braces are then fitted to complete the Treatment.
All Patients who have their teeth and jaws realigned with braces of any type will need to wear retainers when the brace is removed. Retainers are clear, removable and comfortable devices that fit over the top of your teeth. Retainers are inserted to ensure your teeth don’t succumb to the risk of moving back to their old position. As the name suggests, retainers hold your teeth – and help to ‘lock’ them – in their new position. This is a critical and necessary component of everyone’s Treatment.