If you’re deciding to have private orthodontic treatment, it can be confusing to understand which teeth straightening system is right for your lifestyle and budget. In this blog, we break down the differences between traditional and clear orthodontic braces to give you a better understanding of the wide range of options that the Brickfields Dental Care orthodontists can use to help you on your teeth straightening journey.

Fixed Braces in Essex

At Brickfields Dental Care, we offer fixed, metal braces but with a twist. As well as traditional braces, our Chelmsford dentists’ offers the Damon Brace, which is a ‘self-litigating’ orthodontic system. The Damon system looks similar to conventional braces but does not require regular tightening by the dentist. Instead of using elastic bands to attach the wires to the brace brackets, Damon Braces use a small spring clip, reducing friction and ensuring a smoother and quicker result. So, if you live in Essex and are in a hurry to get your teeth straightened, our dentists can use Damon Braces to straighten your smile in as little as 6-months!

Clear Braces in Chelmsford

Also referred to as ‘ceramic braces’, clear braces are made with tooth-coloured brackets so are a discreet alternative to metal orthodontic systems. This is a very popular choice amongst our orthodontic patients as clear braces are affordable, fast-acting and ‘clear’, blending in with the natural teeth for a seamless look.

Invisalign: Removable, Clear Aligners in Chelmsford

Don’t want anyone to realise you’re wearing braces? Invisalign clear aligners are the best solution for those wanting to straighten their teeth in secret. Comfortable, removable and with no need for fixed metal tracks, clear aligners can significantly reduce the time spent in the dentists’ chair, which generally accompanies traditional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is the perfect choice for those looking to straighten their teeth in style and without the hassle of fixed braces.

If you don’t feel confident with your smile, the Brickfields Dental Care specialist orthodontists are here to help with a range of comfortable, discreet and affordable teeth straightening solutions!

Book your FREE orthodontic consultation today at Brickfields Dental Care and start your journey to a beautifully symmetrical smile!