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Oakley Dental – The Pros and Cons of Clear Braces

Braces have been a staple orthodontic treatment for time immemorial, and have been the culprits behind vast numbers of embarrassing school photos for just as long. Adults, too, are regularly recommended to take the plunge and have braces fitted to improve not only the look of their teeth but the comfort of their bite and their ability to brush and floss their teeth to full effect.

The problem is that traditional braces provoke a great deal of self-consciousness in their wearers, especially since many need to live with a mouthful of metal for several years. This problem, however, can be easily rectified through the use of clear braces, such as those we offer at Oakley Dental.

If you’re wondering whether clear braces are for you, we’ve weighed up the pros and cons to help you make the decision more easily.

Pros

No more train tracks

Made up of clear brackets with tooth-coloured wire between, clear braces offer a much more discreet and aesthetically pleasing alternative to the traditional kind. Gone is the shiny, metallic, cage-like look, replaced by a see-through arrangement that is almost invisible.

Smile with confidence

Clear braces are so discreet that it’s quite easy to forget they’re even there! A bright, confident smile should not just emerge after the braces’ removal, but should be present all the time, and, with the help of clear braces, it can.

Cons

Keep it clean

Dentists recommend that certain food and drink can act as staining agents on the teeth if you consume too much of them, and this goes doubly so for clear braces. The light coloured material connecting the brackets can stain quite easily, so it’s best to keep red wine, tea, coffee, fruit juice and cigarettes – as well as other notorious staining agents – to a minimum. Brushing regularly is, as usual, also highly advised.

Show me the money

Due to their superiority in terms of aesthetics, clear braces are more expensive than their traditional counterparts. The investment is extremely worthwhile for that extra hit of confidence, though, especially if you’ll be needing them for an extended period of time, and many dentists offer gradual month-by-month repayments to ensure that the braces are more affordable.

If you’ve been considering clear braces, we hope that the above information has helped you to come to a decision. Rectifying any problems with your bite, and straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is not only good for your self-esteem, but can prove vitally important to your dental health in future years. Oakley Dental offers a number of different tooth straightening solutions for you to choose from.

If you’d like a little more information on our services, or to book an appointment to meet with one of our specialists, you can chat to the experts at Oakley Dental today by calling 0161 773 0111 or sending an email to reception@www.oakleydental.co.uk. Our team will be more than happy to assist you.

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