Clear Braces UK – How They Straighten Teeth

Clear Braces UK – How They Straighten Teeth

You only have to look at pictures of teeth braces before and after to know that they work. However  despite the fact that orthodontic treatments are known to improve teeth, many adults are put off from wearing them. It seems that the thought of seeing drastic improvements in a smile from braces before and after isn’t enough for some to seek the treatment they need. Why? Because people still visualise having to put up with a mouthful of metal for months, even years on end. However with clear braces, UK this perception couldn’t be further from the truth. So what are clear braces and how do they straighten teeth?

As the name suggests clear braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that are designed to be discreet. Made from a clear plastic acrylic, they’re a million miles away from the bracket and wiring style treatments that we all know. In fact when a patient wears them, in most cases, others won’t know about it unless the person tells them. It’s true! Clear braces UK do away with traditional bracket and wiring systems to move teeth in favour of clear removable plastic aligners. In fact, because there are no signs of tell tale wires or brackets,wearers can speak and smile with confidence.

While most people are aware of how conventional braces straighten teeth, they probably aren’t so sure how clear braces straighten teeth. Let’s take a closer look…

The first difference is that instead of utilising one appliance for the duration of the treatment, clear aligners utilise a whole series of appliances (sometimes as many as 48 over a 2-3 year period) to achieve that perfect braces before and after look.

The second difference is that rather than utilise tensioning wires to move teeth back into position the movement is carried out by natural force. Each aligner is designed to be worn over the teeth like a gum shield. As it does so the aligner gently forces the teeth to fill the position inside the aligner space. Once this position is filled (usually every two weeks) that aligner has done it’s job and is discarded in favour of the next aligner in the series. When the next one is worn it forces the teeth to take up the next position. Movement is usually very slight (often only 1/10mm per aligner) but over a period of time, the teeth return to their naturally straighter position, giving the patient that all important teeth braces before and after look.

If you’d like to find out more about clear braces UK and how they can help to discreetly restore a confident looking smile, then contact Church Road Dental on 0161 660 1218 today.