Cosmetic braces are perfect for people who would prefer to avoid treatments with the stigma of obvious braces. They work as well as the traditional metal fixed braces without stealing anything from your confidence.
Cosmetic braces, also known as “clear braces” or “invisible braces,” are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires to straighten teeth. They work in a similar way to traditional metal braces, but are less visible and can be a more appealing option for adults or older teenagers who are self-conscious about their appearance during treatment.
There are several types of cosmetic braces available, including:
1. Clear ceramic braces: These use clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. They are less visible than traditional metal braces, but may not be as durable.
2. Clear aligners (Invisalign® Aligners): These are custom-made, clear plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth. They are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and brushing.
3. Lingual braces: These are similar to traditional metal braces, but the brackets and wires are placed on the back of the teeth, making them invisible from the front.
Cosmetic braces can be used to correct a variety of orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing, bite problems, and more. However, they may not be suitable for all cases and the dentist or orthodontist will need to evaluate the individual case to determine if cosmetic braces are the right option. The treatment time may vary depending on the case, but usually it takes between 6 to 18 months.
When getting braces, our orthodontic specialist will scan your mouth using the latest iTero® scanner to make a 3D model of your teeth and this will be submitted to the lab for manufacture of your bespoke treatment.
Braces and aligners can be made in as short as four to six weeks and can work in as fast as six months, depending on the complexity of the treatment.
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Lingual braces are just like traditional braces but instead of being fitted to the front, they are placed behind your teeth. This kind of brace offers an excellent cosmetic alternative if you want your teeth straightened without anyone knowing.
When getting lingual braces your dentist will take a digital scan on our iTero digital scanner. This will then be submitted to our lab in Germany for the manufacture of your custom made brackets and wires.
After six weeks, your orthodontist will use a special method to cement the lingual cosmetic braces onto the back of the teeth simultaneously.
These cosmetic braces are as effective as traditional ones and apply gentle non-stop pressure on your teeth, allowing them to shift into the ideal alignment.
Length of treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of your condition, but the usual time frame is between 12 to 36 months. You’ll have a new winning smile without anyone even noticing you’ve had braces.
Win Lingual Braces
Win lingual braces are the invisible alternative to traditional braces. These braces are a breakthrough generation of orthodontic treatment that are perfectly hidden as they are fitted to the back of your teeth, in contrast with the train track braces that are obvious and placed at the front.
With this type of cosmetic brace, you can go about your daily routine without feeling self-conscious about your braces because they are virtually invisible to the untrained eye.
These cosmetic braces are excellent for all age groups from children to adults. Whoever you are and whatever your age, if you want to correct your tooth position, you can have this brace.
Win lingual braces are custom made for each patient using a digital 3D model of your teeth. Customization maximises comfort and ensures precise results.
To have effective lingual braces, ensure that you are getting service from an experienced dentist.
Incognito™ Lingual Braces
When getting cosmetic braces, you have to find an experienced expert who will straighten your teeth effectively. When you get lousy treatments, you can end up with bite issues and other avoidable problems which will mean additional treatments and more money.
Getting braces, especially for complex crowding, overbite, underbite, crooked teeth or other issues, can be costly. You don’t want to pay a premium for a treatment from a dentist who you cannot be sure will do the job properly.
The Elite Platinum Incognito™ Braces Status represents the most experienced Incognito™ Braces User. This status is awarded to the top-user orthodontists who are guaranteed to make the braces efficiently.
Only a few specialist orthodontists have the status and you can find one of them at Holford Partners Curaden.
We use the latest technologies, including panoral scanning, 3D digital scanning and X-rays to ensure you are getting the proper treatment.
Invisalign® is a breakthrough alternative orthodontic treatment that orthodontists and dentists use to help you achieve a perfect smile.
They can utilize the treatment for patients who have mild to moderate tooth misalignment. Also, this treatment can align a patient’s bite.
Invisalign® treatment can also be used for people with an overbite, crossbite or underbite.
When getting the treatment, custom clear plastic aligners will be made based on your 3D digital imaging. The individual trays will gradually move your teeth into the ideal alignment.
You will have to wear them for a minimum of 22 hours a day. If you have a simple treatment, Invisalign® can work in as fast as six months.
You can easily remove the tray. The removable aspect of this treatment allows you to maintain your oral health and wellness. You can floss and brush normally without having to think about brackets and wires.
As Invisalign® Platinum Providers you can be sure that you will receive the highest quality of care.
Invisalign® treatment consists of multiple thin clear aligners that create small movements per aligner to get your teeth into the correct position. The aligners are made of a flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack.
The material is used to make the orthodontic treatment less obvious. Although not entirely invisible, the clear coverings of this brace fit tightly over the teeth and are almost entirely unnoticeable unlike the brackets and wires of generic common braces.
Dentists and specialist orthodontists use Invisalign® for a variety of treatments, including fixing crowding or spacing issues, and some mild to moderate bite problems. These aligners can treat some types of overbite, underbite and crossbite problems, an open bite, gaps in the teeth and crowding.
Your dentist will digitally scan your mouth to generate a 3D digital simulation of what your predicted outcome will look like. The digital scan will then be sent off to the manufacturers to make your bespoke aligners that will effectively fix your alignment issues.
Depending on the complexity of your treatment, Invisalign® Aligners can work in as fast as six months.
Clear Ceramic Braces
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Traditional or self-ligating ceramic braces work just like regular metal braces. The difference that ceramic cosmetic braces have is that they use clear or tooth-coloured brackets and wires instead of the usual grey or metallic ones.
Ceramic braces are a type of cosmetic braces that use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets and wires to straighten teeth. They work in the same way as traditional metal braces, with the brackets and wires applying pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into the desired position.
Ceramic braces are less visible than traditional metal braces and can be a more appealing option for adults or older teenagers who are self-conscious about their appearance during treatment. The clear or tooth-colored ceramic material of the brackets can blend in with the natural color of the teeth, making the braces less noticeable.
Ceramic braces are typically made from a monocrystalline or polycrystalline ceramic material. Monocrystalline ceramic is more translucent and can blend in better with the natural color of the teeth, making it more difficult to detect. However, it is also more brittle and can be more prone to chipping or breaking. Polycrystalline ceramic is less translucent and more opaque, but is also less brittle and less prone to breaking.
Ceramic braces are generally considered to be a good option for adults or older teens who have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing, or mild bite problems. They are also often used to correct the appearance of the front teeth and improve the overall aesthetics of the smile.
It’s worth mentioning that ceramic braces may require more frequent adjustments and may not be as durable as traditional metal braces. They also may require more frequent visits to the orthodontist to check the progress and make adjustments. Additionally, the ceramic brackets may be more prone to staining and discoloration, so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid consuming certain foods and drinks that can discolor the brackets.
These cosmetic braces are less noticeable and obvious which is why many opt for them over metal ones. Ceramic braces give a huge advantage if you are someone who does not want to feel self-conscious about your treatment.
These cosmetic braces also move teeth faster than other alternatives. They straighten your teeth in about 9 to 24 months depending on the complexity of your treatment.
These braces are also the option for major cases which cannot be fixed with removable aligners.
6 Month Smiles®
What is 6 Month Smiles®?
Straight teeth are faster and easier to clean. 6 Month Smiles® is a cosmetic braces system that was developed for adults, using clear braces and tooth-coloured wires. The average treatment time is only six months.
What is Involved?
During your first consultation you will get an individual treatment plan.
Following that, braces will be fitted and you will make a series of follow-up appointments to check and tighten them.
6 Month Smiles® are perfect for people who would prefer to avoid treatments with the stigma of obvious braces. They work as well as the traditional metal fixed braces without stealing anything from your confidence.
As the wires and brackets are the same colour as your teeth they can discretely realign your smile almost undetected.
Our orthodontic specialist will scan your mouth using the latest iTero® scanner to make a 3D model of your teeth and this will be submitted to the lab for records and diagnostics for your bespoke treatment.
Treatment can take as little as six months, depending on the complexity of your case.
How much do cosmetic braces cost?
The prices will vary depending on the type of orthodontic appliance used, the estimated length of treatment and whether it is one or both arches.
FIXED METAL BRACES ……………….. from £5995
FIXED CLEAR CERAMIC BRACES ……………….. from £5995
INVISALIGN® (Clear Aligners) ……………….. from £3500
LINGUAL BRACES (Invisible braces) ……………….. from £9995