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Clear braces: 5 Key Facts You Should Know

Invisalign clear braces are taking the world by storm. Advances in smile correction treatments have taken a huge leap forward, and patients are delighted. Why wouldn’t they be? Instead of fixed wire and bracket braces, which are not only visible but can develop protruding wires if damaged, clear braces offer a discreet, safe solution. Here’s what we think you ought to know about clear braces:

Clear braces are discreet

Invisalign trays can’t be seen unless someone’s up close, and then they’d have to look carefully! Neither do they have any impact on speech, for the majority of wearers? Now you can fix your smile without advertising it to the world.

Clear braces don’t restrict what you eat

Metal braces tend to catch and retain food debris, but with Invisalign, that isn’t even a factor. Invisalign trays are removable and can be taken out before you eat.

Invisalign trays need looking after

Clear braces can be scratched or warped if put under too much pressure, and they can become discoloured if worn when drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, or fruit juice. Tobacco smoke also stains the material. Looking after the trays is important but simple if you develop a good routine. Always remove the trays before eating or drinking and rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Brush them gently twice a day with a soft, dedicated toothbrush, and rinse them in the special solution they came with.

Invisalign trays are safe

Traditional metal braces can become damaged over time, even resulting in sharp, protruding wires which can cause cuts and scrapes in the mouth before your orthodontist has a chance to fix them. Clear braces have no wires or hard edges and are designed to be removed before physical activities such as sport, in which they might get damaged. The medical-grade material they are made of is comfortable in the mouth and won’t cause cuts and scrapes.

Clear Braces aren’t cheap

Invisalign trays cost between £1,500 to £5,000 in the UK, but for all the reasons above, we consider them to be worth the investment. With Invisalign, you’re paying for discretion, comfort, safety, and freedom, and it’s hard to put a price on any of that.

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