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Invisalign or Clear Ceramic Braces, What Is Best For You?

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Invisalign or Clear Ceramic Braces, What Is Best For You?

4 November 2019

Your smile is one of the first things people notice, if you’re feeling self-conscious about having crooked or misaligned teeth but don’t want people to notice you’re wearing braces, you may want to consider some of the orthodontic treatments provided at Etwall Dental Practice.

If you’re looking to have straight teeth without feeling like you’re back in school with metal braces, consider these two treatments; Invisalign clear aligners or ceramic clear braces.

What are Clear Braces?

Clear ceramic braces use ceramics instead of metal for the brackets on your braces, it’s an identical treatment to other types of braces but blend in with your teeth. They’re bonded to your tooth and connected with an arch wire, using pressure to align and produce straighter teeth. These fixed braces take between 12 to 24 months to complete the orthodontic therapy, depending on the patient.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment using a series of invisible aligner trays molded to each patient’s profile. Every two weeks you will visit us at Etwall and receive a new set of aligners designed to gently move your teeth to their new, straighter position. This is a gradual process that happens over a period of months.

Which to choose?

Although clear braces are less noticeable, Invisalign molds to your teeth and is a lot harder to see. Clear braces are more susceptible to breaking or chipping and can be rough on your lips and cheeks. In addition the aligning trays can be taken in and out, making oral health easier to keep on top of by making brushing and flossing a lot easier. However, you need to ensure the aligner tray is in for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day, clear braces also take fewer adjustments and treat more extensive orthodontic cases.

Both are good options for correcting and straightening teeth inconspicuously, depending on your case, one may be a better fit than the other. 

Whichever option you prefer Etwall Dental Practice can help, we encourage you to Contact Us to book a consultation and regain the confidence with your smile. If you’d like to find out more about each procedure and others, please view dedicated pages for both ceramic clear braces and Invisalign.

All our orthodontic packages include free end of treatment fixed and removable retainers, take home teeth whitening and enamel contouring.

Call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733 391 for a free consultation and if you’re in need of any of our other services, be sure to check out our other teeth straightening services and treatments.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team