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Clear Braces – Child’s Play


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For children, braces can be their worst nightmare – which is why clear braces are heaven sent.

Clear braces can help thousands of people who feel too self conscious about wearing braces – so much so that they even avoid visiting their dentist or orthodontist. There are plenty of case studies involving adults who have spent years hiding their smile, feeling ashamed of their teeth or just not 100% happy because they were too self conscious to wear braces as a child or teenager. And it’s not surprising that teens and children felt so embarrassed by the old-style, chunky metal braces known as ‘rail tracks’. New devices, such as clear braces are the new tools of today’s orthodontists.

Clear Braces for Kids and Adults

Orthodontists don’t just look at whether you need to wear clear braces – they examine your jaw and facial appearance to help determine treatment. But braces are frequently recommended. Braces are often worn in childhood as this is when the jaw is more amenable to the pressure they apply. By applying braces it’s a chance for a child to achieve the prettiest smile they can as they grow into their teenage years. But getting a child to wear braces can be tough. Traditional braces are seen as ugly, geeky and clumpy. Which is why more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry and opting for clear braces. Most orthodontists recommend children aged seven should visit an orthodontist as all the teeth are usually in by this age – if they are crooked, it’s easier to rectify early on. If your child needs to wear clear braces so be it – as many dentists say, there are few things you can do for a child that will last a lifetime, such as loving them, educating them and straightening their teeth!

Clear Braces for Aesthetic Results

But adults make up around a third of patients who seek braces, and the advent of clear braces is encouraging more people to step forward. Perhaps for adults the thought of wearing big, ugly braces is even harder because of the strong association with childhood. Invisible braces, or clear braces, means there’s no reason to feel embarrassed. For those seeking cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, it may be necessary to undergo some orthodontic procedures, such as wearing clear braces – it’s important to fix your oral health as well as achieve aesthetic results – the two go hand-in-hand.

Speak to the Harley Street Dental Studio

At the Harley Street Dental Studio in Central London, renowned dentist Dr Mark Hughes and his team of highly trained clinicians offer outstanding care and attention to their patients. Favoured by celebrities of the sporting and entertainment worlds, the clinic offers treatments including dental veneers, tooth whitening, porcelain crowns, amalgam-free fillings and clear braces. It offers the very latest dental products such as Enlighten™, MACVENEERS™, Invisalign@, DaVinci Veneers™, and ZOOM!@ Whitening. With luxurious surroundings and a technically advanced clinic, the Harley Street Dental Studio will help reinvent and rejuvenate your smile with style. To discuss your dental needs or make an appointment, contact the studio on 020 7636 5981 or fill out the online contact form.


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