Clearly the Way to Go

Invisible braces

Broadband or dial-up? On sale or full price? Express train or standard? Sometimes the choice is obvious. With teeth straightening for adults, the same maxim applies. Conspicuous fixed metal braces or clear braces in Clapham? Most adults with wonky teeth don’t want to deal with the embarrassment of a glinting mouth of metal dental fixtures, so it’s clear braces all the way.

It is therefore no surprise that in recent years demand for clear braces in Clapham has led to ever more dental practices, such as Clapham South Dental Centre, providing a range of options.

Here are a few on the market today.


No metal brackets or wires in sight with this one, just a series of clear, plastic aligners custom-made to fit over a patient’s teeth. Each aligner has pressure points built into it, which push the teeth into alignment. Their clear design is the ultimate in discretion and their removable nature means patients don’t need to worry about food getting trapped between their teeth and their braces, they simply pop them off to eat, drink and brush. Invisalign is ideal for mild to moderate misalignments.

Inman aligner

Another removable option, the Inman Aligner targets the front teeth alone, sometimes known as the social 6, as they are most on display when a patient smiles. Two spring-loaded bows push the teeth into alignment in a matter of weeks, making it ideal for patients wanting speedy results.

Damon clear braces

When it comes to fixed clear braces in Clapham, Damon is a brand that often comes to mind. Using clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, these braces blend into the teeth. A unique self-ligating system means no rubber bands are needed to help shift the teeth into position.

Which treatment is the right treatment?

For patients in need of clear braces in Clapham, there are many options to explore. However, not all of them will be appropriate. Factors to consider include the severity of the misalignment, whether a patient needs all or just their front teeth straightened, cost and convenience. A braces dentist can advise patients on the pros and cons of each treatment so they can make an informed decision.


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