Ceramic braces are the least visible fixed braces that are fitted to the outside of the teeth. They are made from ceramic materials which blend in with the colour of your natural teeth and are less noticeable. Ceramic brackets are renowned to provide effective straightening of your teeth.
Clarity braces are produced by 3M, and are the only ceramic brackets with a metal slot which allows the orthodontist to move the teeth as efficiently as conventional braces.
With this metal slot, Clarity brackets reduce the frictional force between teeth and eases movement, resulting in a quicker straightening of teeth.
The most important stage of orthodontic treatment is wearing the retainers, often called the retention stage of orthodontic treatment. After your teeth have been straightened by removable or fixed braces, it takes time for the teeth to ‘settle-in’ into their new positions. The retention stage allows this settling. There are two types of retainers, fixed retainers consist of a very fine wire which is attached to the inner surfaces of the front teeth to prevent any movement of the front teeth. Removable retainers are often worn full-time for around the first six months followed by night-time wear. From current research, we now recommend long-term wear of retainers to maintain your beautiful perfect smile.