Invisible braces sounds like a contradiction. After all, aren’t braces meant to be glinting metal contraptions cemented onto the fronts of your teeth for all to see? Maybe a couple of decades ago, but not today. At Clapham South Dental Centre, we love telling our adult patients all about invisible braces in Clapham and seeing their surprise as we reveal just how discreet teeth straightening can be.
To prove our point, let’s take a look at some of the options you can discuss with our dentists when you choose invisible braces in Clapham.
At first glance, if you saw the brackets and wires that make up Incognito braces, you might think they are just the same as traditional fixed metal braces. But take a closer look and you may notice that each of the brackets is very slightly different. That’s because every Incognito bracket is custom-made to fit against the back of a specific tooth. These are lingual braces and once they are fixed in place, you won’t be able to spot them when you check out your smile in the mirror. They are safely hidden from view behind your teeth.
These invisible braces in Clapham are a far cry from fixed metal braces. Invisalign is not fixed, but removable. Not metal, but plastic. Not really braces, but aligners. You’ll get a series of aligners, each of which you wear for 7-10 days before moving onto the next in the set. They will gradually nudge your teeth into straighter positions. You take them out to eat, brush and floss and in 12-18 months you can enjoy the results of your teeth straightening treatment.
And that’s not all
For speedy results that still maintain a level of discretion, there is the Inman Aligner. Two spring-loaded bows push your front teeth into alignment over the course of just 6-18 weeks.
Quick Straight Teeth are fixed braces that have undergone a makeover. There is no shiny metal in sight, just clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.
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With so many options to explore, it’s well worth coming in to see us. We’ll clue you in on what is available and what will work best for you.