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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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Invisalign Special Event

Saturday 8th January 2022

The team at Etwall Dental Practice are holding a special event on the exciting new teeth straightening treatment Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is an ideal solution for patients who wish to straighten their teeth quickly and discreetly, without anyone even noticing!
If you are interested in finding out more, come along and speak with our Certified Invisalign® specialists Dr Kunal Patel & Dr Charlotte Mowforth about the best solution for you to achieve a perfect smile!

Limited spaces available, please click here to sign up.

Attend the event to receive:

FREE goody bag when you attend your Invisalign appointment on the day
FREE Orthodontic / Cosmetic Consultation worth £75.00
FREE 3D scan on your teeth so that you can see an instant simulation of what your teeth will look like after Invisalign® treatment.
FREE Tooth whitening if you take up the treatment. Worth £350.00
FREE Enamel contouring after treatment Worth £45.00 per tooth
FREE fixed retainer Worth £145.00
FREE removable retainers Worth £300.00
FREE 1 year follow up review. Worth £75.00
• Interest FREE options will be available.