Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience

Clear & Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces

Clear braces such as Clarity Advance, Ovation C, Chic and Ghost are like conventional metal braces but with clear brackets. Ceramic braces are made of tooth-coloured materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. These braces do an effective job of straightening misaligned teeth in an inconspicuous way. The various types of braces differ from each other in the way they work, how they look, what it is like to wear them and how much they cost. In general, ceramic braces are used mainly in older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.

While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral
hygiene, as ceramic braces are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For this
reason, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower

Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

Self-ligating braces such as Damon Clear, In-Ovation C, Clarity SL and Empower Clear use a specialized clip to hold the archwire in place, eliminating the need for elastic ties. This reduces the friction during tooth movement, permitting the teeth to move more freely and efficiently and may result in shorter treatment times.

Appointment times are often shorter with self-ligating braces and they may
require fewer visits than traditional braces. In addition to greater comfort, self ligating braces make it easier to maintain good hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. Self -ligating braces are available in either metal or ceramic brackets.

Hence self-ligating braces can give you the radiant smile that you have always
wanted more quickly than traditional braces, and without the need for
uncomfortable ties or elastic modules.

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