The first modern brace models date back to 1728 when French orthodontist Pierre Fauchard published a book named ‘The Surgeon Dentist’ and is considered the first modern orthodontist in history.
After all these years and despite other brace types emerging, fixed metal braces are still a popular choice. Of course, the model has undergone some evolution such as more cosmetic appeal and comfort but the foundation of the first designs is still used.
Earlier metal brace models were characterised by large brackets that were invasive and could sometimes scratch the patient’s mouth during treatment.
‘Barely there’ clear fixed braces are a descendant of traditional brace designs, with similar features in terms of how they straighten your teeth but with a cosmetic makeover.
Clear fixed braces offer the following traits:
- Discreet appearance – as the brace hardware is discreet (tooth-coloured wires and translucent ceramic brackets).
- Your brace can be less conspicuous than traditional metal types.
- Use the same orthodontic techniques as traditional brace models to guide your teeth into a desired position.
- Can be used to treat severe crowding and bite problems.
- Brackets can be directly bonded to the patient’s teeth, resulting in a less ‘metallic’ look.
What is the process behind getting clear fixed braces?
We will invite you to visit us for an initial consultation to discuss what is involved in treatment and what your expectations of treatment are. We then tailor make the plan to what you want to achieve and inform you of all the fees – and we can even show you what your teeth can look like when they are straightened. All in the same appointment! meaning there is no need to return for a second one to have records/moulds taken.
So if you want to look your best during treatment as well as benefit from a high quality method of treatment, clear fixed braces are a great option.
If you would like more information about the treatment options we offer here at Park Lane, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team here in Reading.