In the past years, many orthodontists have seen a significant increase in the population of adults opting for orthodontic treatment. Much of these developments is related to an increased awareness and importance placed on cosmetics and dental health. However, clear or “invisible” braces have also contributed to this increase in demand. Clear braces are like conventional metal or ceramics braces equipped with clear brackets (and sometimes tooth-cultured wire) . Clear braces are the same size and shape as the previous traditional braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.

Both types of brace do an effective job of straightening misaligned teeth in an inconspicuous way. The differences occur in the way they work, how they look, what its like to wear them.

Who Can Wear These Braces?

The use of braces to straighten the teeth is often most effective in the teenage years when the teeth and jaw are still developing, however, this doesn’t mean that one cant wear braces later in life; in fact, many adults also undergo orthodontic treatment with great results. Any age is the right age for orthodontic care, although the most ideal time to complete orthodontics is while the patient is still growing.

Benefit of Clear Braces

1. The clear braces have lots of benefit which became evident as there is increase in the numbers of adult patients who began to pursue care. Adults were now able to improve the appearance and function of their smile without attaching the stigma of a metal mouth (due to the traditional bracing). These new aligners could be removed for eating meals and dental hygiene home care; afterward, they could be placed back in the mouth to continue tooth movement. The result of this process is in two dimensions: First, patients gained confidence from teeth that looked better and second, oral health was improved through properly aligned teeth.

2. Straight teeth are healthier in form and function. Bacteria, plaque acids and impacted food partials are the contributing factors to dental decay and gum disease. Teeth that are in alignment gather less plaque simply because they are easier to clean with proper brushing and flossing techniques. The gums fit the teeth more snugly when the teeth do not overlap; leading to a decreased risk of triggers for the inflammatory process those results in periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has been proven to contribute to other systemic illnesses.

3. Another of the benefits of clear braces is a decrease in the traumatic wear that can result from teeth that do not fit together properly. Teeth are like gears inside a machine: If the gears do not align properly, they will wear at an improper rate, resulting in a breakdown of the machine. Teeth can chip, break, or wear at the gum line (a process termed Abfraction).

4. The ultimate goal of dental care providers is to retain each patient’s dentition for life. The benefits of clear braces extend far beyond a pretty smile. Clear braces offer an opportunity to straighten teeth while raising the patient’s confidence level in daily life.

What Are Digital Dental X-Rays?

It's quite obvious right now in the radiology field that old-school, analog image acquisition and processing using films are about as inefficient as imaging can get. Most people also know that there are multiple ways to take your imaging into the digital age. Digital...

Scaling And Polishing Of Teeth In Singapore

Even after regular brushing and flossing, there could still be the accumulation of tartar, plaque, and biofilm from both the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. Also, Tobacco, caffeine, wine and other such foods tend to stain teeth over time, and the counter...

Getting Fluoride Treatment? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in many kinds of food and also in water. It is an important mineral that keeps tooth decay at bay. Fluoride, also the calcium in our teeth is lost through a process known as demineralisation where the enamel layer of the...

Getting a Tooth Extraction? Here’s What You Need To Know

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, a dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. However, sometimes, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In...

What is Oral Surgery?

The concept, oral surgery is a wide one with lots of scopes. Oral surgery specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in different parts of the body including the head, neck, face, jaws, then the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and...

Looking For Invisible Braces To Straighten Your Teeth?

In the past years, many orthodontists have seen a significant increase in the population of adults opting for orthodontic treatment. Much of these developments is related to an increased awareness and importance placed on cosmetics and dental health. However, clear or...

Best Teeth Whitening Techniques

Tooth whitening also known as tooth bleaching when utilizing bleach is either the restoration of a natural tooth shade or whitening beyond the natural shade. Now there are various ways an individual can go about this and whiten his teeth to feel better about himself...

Understanding Dental Sleep Medicine & Its Purpose In Dentistry

Recently, people have considered the value of working with a dentist to manage their sleep-breathing problems, even though dental sleep medicine has been around for over three decades. It was first pursued in conjunction with other treatments (namely continuous...

Laser Teeth Whitening Explained

In today’s world, whitening of teeth is a prevailing restorative procedure that is non-invasive and produces beautiful very attractive white teeth. When we begin to advance in age, it is logical for our teeth to darken and it is caused when the mineral structures in...

Looking For The Cure To Dental Phobia?

Dental phobia can also be termed dental fear or odontophobia, dentophobia and dental anxiety. Dental phobia is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. However a distinction has been made between dental anxiety, dental fear, and dental phobia. Dental...

Make an Appointment Today!

2 + 14 =

NoFrills Dental @ Marina Square

6 Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square,
#B1-11
Singapore 039594

T: +65 6227 8885
E: [email protected]

NoFrills Dental @ Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard 
Suntec City (North Wing)
#03-317
Singapore 038983

T: +65 6337 7319
E: [email protected]

Call Us Today

+65 9007 1085

Follow Us

Partnered Programs & Insurance Plans

WhatsApp chat