The fastest way to align your teeth and less visible than traditional metal ‘train tracks’.
At Complete Smiles, you’ll be as comfortable and informed as possible throughout any treatment we give you.
We know a crooked smile can make you feel self-conscious, but so can the thought of being an adult with traditional metal train tracks.
Ceramic braces offer a teeth alignment solution that is faster than clear-alignment treatment (Invisalign), but the tooth-coloured brackets and wire used makes them less obvious than gray or metallic silver brackets and wires.
Many people choose white ceramic braces to align their teeth and fix bite problems. The clear ceramic brackets are fixed to the surface of your teeth, with similar coloured wire and bands that are less noticeable in your mouth. The treatment with ceramic braces can take 6-36 months depending on the extent of alignment needed.
For more information regarding these treatments give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.
Moving the teeth by applying pressure with braces can cause some discomfort. This isn’t painful but you may be more aware of your teeth and find eating more uncomfortable after initial treatment, you can take over the counter pain relief to help. This discomfort will only last a day or two following the braces being fitted or tightened, after this you will become less aware of your braces. Maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important during treatment, your dentist will advise you on the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums while wearing a brace.
Braces work by putting pressure on the teeth to slowly move them. Brackets are small squares that are attached to the front of each tooth, orthodontic bands are then wrapped around the tooth to provide an anchor for the brackets (although not everyone has bands). Arch wires are attached to the brackets to guide the movement of your teeth. Tiny elastic rubber bands, called ligatures, hold the arch wires to the brackets. You may have elastic or rubber bands hooked between the upper and lower arch to move the upper and lower teeth to get a perfect fit. Your dentist will see you every month or so to make adjustments to make sure they are putting steady pressure on your teeth. Following the braces being removed you may have a wire retainer fixed to the back of your teeth to prevent the teeth moving back, and may need to wear a clear retainer at night.
There are many benefits for choosing ceramic braces. They are less visible than metal braces, however if you did want to brighten up your smile, ceramic braces come in a variety of colours (popular with younger patients!). The treatment time with ceramic braces is much faster than clear aligners (Invisalign).
On the downside, ceramic braces can cost more than metal braces and are less durable. You may also find it difficult to maintain cleanliness of the tooth due to the ceramic brackets which are larger than metal brackets. Although they are faster acting than clear aligners, they are not as fast as metal braces due to being more fragile.
Although teeth alignment can take a long time, the results speak for themselves! Your newly aligned teeth will give you a confident smile.
Ceramic braces are a popular choice for those wanting a faster treatment option than clear aligners (Invisalign), but want something more subtle than metal braces.Read More
Ceramic braces are an efficient and less visible method of aligning your teeth and help you to gain that beautiful smile. They are a more affordable option than clear aligners (Invisalign) and with our 0% finance plans, you can spread the cost over the course of your treatment. There may be additional costs to your treatment such as a retainer for keeping teeth in place after the braces are removed, your dentist can advise you on any extras you may need.
Depending on the treatment and desired outcome needed, you may only need ceramic braces on the top or lower teeth. This will be determined in your consultation.Book Consultation
The cost of ceramic braces includes fitting and removing the braces, plus the appointments needed throughout the treatment to tighten the braces.Book Consultation
‘Fixed Ceramic Braces’ use new technology combined with traditional techniques to apply gentle forces to straighten upper and/or lower arches, they reduce treatment time, discomfort and the risk of root resorption. The wires are tooth-coloured and the brackets are clear rather than metal meaning they are less visible than standard braces. During the treatment they’ll be permanently fixed so you will not need to remove them at any time.
They are not quite as invisible as Invisalign braces, but they are far less visible than standard metal braces known as ‘train tracks’.
Yes, this is not always possible so a full consultation will be needed to determine the best treatment for you.
It can depend how crowded your teeth are to begin with, it isn’t always necessary. If required, there is an additional charge for extractions.
Yes. However, like treatment with any fixed appliance, there’s a small degree of potential risk to the teeth and roots. Root resorption can occur occasionally which may lead to tooth shortening by 1mm in some cases, however this does not typically cause long-term problems for most people's mouths who are otherwise healthy.
Treatment times can be 6-12 months, or 12-18 months if extractions are required. Full cooperation will lead to the shortest treatment time possible but missed appointments and broken braces could result in longer treatments with more risk of relapse at the end. You'll need a retainer after full teeth straightening for some period of time afterwards so your new smile stays put.
Take a look at our price list. There may be charges if you need teeth extracted or a fix bar retainer. If you do not look after your teeth during treatment, you may be charged if you need to fix wires or damage to the brace.