Clear Smile Brace

Looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want unsightly metal brackets? ClearSmile Brace uses traditional techniques with new technology to improve the appearance of braces.

ClearSmile Brace is a fast and aesthetically pleasing teeth straightening system that focuses mainly on the front 10 teeth. The ClearSmile Brace wires are coated white (rather than being silver) and uses a material (Ni-Ti) with shape-memory. This shape-memory means the wire will return to its original shape regardless of how it’s bent. This creates the gentle forces used to move your teeth to the desired position.

Following treatment, you will need to wear a retainer for life to maintain the results of your ClearSmile Brace treatment.

Benefits

ClearSmile Brace is very discreet with clear brackets and tooth coloured wires.

ClearSmile Brace allows treatment to be completed quickly, in some cases in as little as three months

ClearSmile Brace provides dramatic results by focusing on the front 10 teeth.

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Appointment Sequence

Consultation

The consultation is your first step towards improving your smile. Your dentist will take a full history and listen to how you would like to change your smile. Your dentist will explain how ClearSmile Brace works and how treatment will progress. A full treatment plan will be provided along with likely timescales, fees and finance options. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at this stage.

Orthodontic Records

When you are ready to start treatment, a series of records are taken including photos, x-rays and impressions of your teeth. The ClearSmile laboratory will scan your models and use the Spacewize™ calculation to design your new smile using a 3d digital software.

Braces Fitting Appointment

Once you have consented to treatment, the ClearSmile Brace aesthetic brackets are bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive. Then hi-tech flexible arch wires are attached to the brackets. These wires will generate gentle forces that will start to gradually move your teeth into position.

Full instructions on brace care, diet and oral hygiene will be given. You will be able to ask any questions you have. Then you will book your first adjustment appointment usually about four weeks later.

Brace Adjustment Appointments

The adjustment appointments are usually 15-30 minutes long every 4-6 weeks until your teeth are full aligned. At these appointments, space is created to allow movement and the arch wires are replaced to generate appropriate tooth movements. Once you are happy with the results, impressions are taken to create a custom retainer.

Braces Removal

At this appointment, your braces are quickly and gently removed with a specially designed instrument. Your teeth are then cleaned and polished to leave a smooth surface. Your retainers are also fitted at this appointment to prevent relapse. Photos and final impressions are taken to record the final result. Full aftercare instructions are given, and a retainer review appointment is scheduled. The whole appointment takes about an hour.

You’ll now be able to enjoy your wonderful new smile!

Retainer Review

At your retainer review appointment, the positions of your teeth and retainer are fully checked to ensure long-term stability and prevent relapse. Further occasional reviews are also recommended. Assessment of aesthetics and potential additional treatments are discussed.

Further Improvements

Any additional treatments such as whitening, contouring or bonding are often carried out to complete the final aesthetic result.