The desire for straight teeth motivates millions of people worldwide towards orthodontic treatment. If you plan to straighten your teeth, there must be a plethora of questions in your head. A few of the most common questions asked to us in our clinic in London are – how long will the treatment be? Will the braces be comfortable, and most importantly, how will they look?
Advances in orthodontics have come with various systems to treat multiple orthodontic issues, and one of these systems includes clear self-ligating braces.
PROS OF CLEAR SELF LIGATING BRACES
Studies have shown that in a significant number of cases, clear self-ligating braces were capable of achieving desired results in much lesser time than traditional braces.
They are aesthetically better than traditional metallic braces.
WHAT IS CLEAR SELF LIGATING BRACES?
Clear self-ligating braces in London, as the name suggests, are self-ligating braces manufactured with dental ceramic or transparent material, which makes them less noticeable. Clear self-ligating braces work on the same principle as conventional self-ligating braces; the difference is the material used for manufacturing the brackets. Traditional braces have brackets and archwires; to place the archwire into the bracket, orthodontists have to use rubbers and elastics, leading to pain. However, with clear self-ligating braces, the archwire is placed directly into the stands and locked in place with build-in clips or doors. Clear or ceramic self-ligating braces in London provided by our Orthodontists are manufactured from superior quality dental use ceramic or porcelain. These materials can be manipulated to match your teeth’ shade, which makes them blend inside your mouth. They are not as visible as traditional braces and aesthetically more suitable. Ceramic is also stain-resistant, ensuring that your clear self-ligating braces will not change colour with time and maintain their shade.
WHY CHOOSE CLEAR SELF-LIGATING BRACES?
With clear self-ligating braces, orthodontists do not need elastics and rubber bands to fix the archwire into the brackets. This makes the treatment with clear self-ligating braces much more comfortable and reduces the number of trips to the dental office. If you have overcrowded teeth, clear self-ligating braces may be the best option for you. They apply constant minimal force to your teeth; since the force is distributed, treatment with clear self-ligating braces is less painful and much more comfortable. The self-locking mechanism reduces friction and reduces the risk of damage to the enamel. There are also fewer components which makes practising regular oral hygiene much more manageable. Clear self-ligating braces are manufactured from ceramic or porcelain, which is robust, sturdy and biocompatible material; this means the chance of breaking your bracket is considerably lower. It also eliminates the appearance of unnecessary metal in your mouth and lowers the chance of injury and soreness.
ARE CLEAR SELF LIGATING BRACES RIGHT FOR YOU?
Getting braces is a significant decision, physically, mentally as well as financially. Choosing the right option is tricky and can be confusing. Only an experienced Orthodontist can conclude with certainty whether clear self-ligating braces are right for you. At our clinic in London, our highly trained orthodontist will help you in making this decision. When you schedule an appointment with us in London, our orthodontist will do a complete oral examination and take some X-rays. Depending on the severity of orthodontic irregularities and your requirements, our orthodontist in London may suggest you go for clear self-ligating braces. These braces can be opted for by adults as well as children. Clear self-ligating braces can treat complex orthodontic anomalies like severe crowding, excessive spacing, overbites, crossbites or openbites. However, if our orthodontist diagnoses you with severe jaw malocclusion, these braces may not be an efficient option for you. You can schedule a consultation at our clinic in London with our excellent orthodontist for further information and treatment planning.
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