Aesthetic Braces: 3 Alternatives to Metal Brackets

One of the most successful innovations in dentistry is the creation of cosmetic braces. For decades, people had no choice but to rely on unattractive braces with metal brackets and wires to correct their teeth. This significantly affected their self-confidence, and even prompted many to skip braces entirely.

Weybridge OrthodonticsNow, patients actually have a range of much more appealing orthodontic treatments at their disposal. While there are many kinds, you can generally sort them into three categories.

Clear Aligners

Aligners are the perfect blend of practicality and style, as you can remove them whenever you want. Invisalign is the most famous in this category, and countless people all over the world have experienced just how wonderful it is. Besides the almost undetectable appearance, a removable aligner also has a few other significant benefits:

  • Better oral hygiene – You can remove the aligner to brush your teeth and floss easily
  • Convenient eating – Meals are much more convenient, and there are no food restrictions
  • Flexibility – You can also take the aligner off when going to a social event or taking pictures

Not every orthodontic case is suitable for Invisalign or other clear aligner, but we can evaluate your condition to see if this is an option for you.

Tooth Coloured Brackets

The closest one to conventional braces on this list, options like Damon Clear have tooth-coloured brackets and wires that are difficult to see from a distance, giving you a more beautiful smile. An added bonus of the Damon System is that it is much more comfortable; the “passive” slide mechanism reduces friction, and allows your teeth to move more quickly – thereby reducing the treatment time.

Lingual Braces

Arguably the most discreet option, lingual braces are located directly behind your teeth, making it almost impossible for casual observers to see them. The Incognito™ Lingual Bracket System we offer is fully customised for each patient’s dental needs. It is suitable for all ages, so you can benefit from it, whether you are a working professional or a high school senior.

Weybridge Orthodontics is dedicated to giving you a beautiful, flawless smile through our state-of-the- art solutions. Do you want to learn more about the treatments we offer? Give us a call or email at any time, and let us schedule your free consultation.