Park Dental are a specialist provider of White Braces in Nottingham. Over one million adults wear braces today, and it’s easy to see why many of them opt for the discreet look of white, or ceramic, braces. Like conventional braces, white braces have a bracket attached to each tooth and a wire running along them. The difference is the colour – and they’re not really white at all, they’re translucent. The brackets, and sometimes the clips and wires, can be colour-matched to the natural shade of your teeth, making them far, far less visible than traditional braces.
How they work
Just like conventional braces, white braces like QuicKlear are popular with orthodontists because they allow you to be really precise, moving each tooth in almost any direction. Generally, we attach brackets and bands first, then fit an arch-shaped wire along the brackets. As the tooth moves, new bone gradually takes the place of old and secures the tooth’s new position. At the end of treatment, you’ll be left with a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Taking care of your teeth and braces
The thought of looking after braces may seem daunting but it’s really not that complicated – it just takes a little getting used to.
Firstly, it’s important you get to all your appointments, as missing a session could mean the teeth move too far. We’ll work with you to find times that are convenient and can even offer evening appointments to make life easier.
Next, make sure you keep your teeth really clean. It’s easy for food to get trapped in and around brackets and wire, which can increase the chance of tooth decay and cause less-than-fresh breath, as well as look embarrassing. We advise customers to brush their teeth after every meal, floss daily, and rinse their mouth with water after a fizzy drink or sweet snack. It’s also best to avoid foods that can damage or get stuck in your braces.