Invisible braces are a very new technology that results in a lovely straight smile. These are 3D printed clear plastic aligners (retainers) that are worn all day and night, to move your teeth into the correct position. As they are clear and more contoured to your teeth they do not have the traditional metal bulk people think of when they think of braces. They are thin enough that in normal conversation and photos they cannot be easily noticed.
This option is mostly used by adults, as adults are better at ensuring they wear the clear aligners at all times. Invisible braces will not work properly if they are not worn as prescribed.
The trade-off for being almost invisible is that the forces applied to the teeth through clear aligners are different to those through traditional braces. Only certain patient cases are suitable to be treated with clear aligners. They cannot correct issues such as severely incorrect bites and will only work if they are worn as required.
Just like all dental treatment, braces are custom made and designed specifically for your smile. It’s always a good idea to have a consultation with us to see if braces are needed and if so which type – even if it is for a few years down the track. This initial consultation is often free of charge. We can also use this appointment to discuss costs and payment plan options that we offer, so you can split the costs of braces into more easily manageable, monthly interest free payments.
Keen to find out your options? Give our friendly receptionists a call to make an appointment with one of our dentists.