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Tooth Coloured Braces

This discreet alternative is available to our private patients only

For discreet straightening

Fixed braces are a highly efficient treatment option to straighten teeth and address a range of orthodontic issues. If you are concerned about your braces being visible then our tooth coloured fixed braces offer a precise, yet discreet way to realign your teeth. They work just like conventional metal fixed braces but do so much less obviously, thanks to their tiny ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

We use 3M™ Clarity™ Advanced ceramic brackets which provide brilliant aesthetics and enhanced comfort. These brackets are designed with rounded corners to reduce irritation and rubbing. The translucent material blends with the colour of your teeth and is easily applied and removed by your orthodontist.

Key benefits of tooth coloured fixed braces

  • Discreet & hardly noticeable
  • Far less visible than conventional metal braces
  • Small & comfortable brackets
  • Sophisticated design to allow precise & fast tooth movement

Orthodontic treatment with fixed braces

  • During your initial orthodontic consultation, we will examine your teeth, take a 3D scan and orthodontic x-rays. This enables your orthodontist to establish the best treatment option for your needs and to precisely plan your treatment.
  • Once you are ready to start treatment, we fix the little brackets securely to your teeth and attach the archwire. This is shaped so your teeth will be gradually nudged into line. The archwire will be tooth coloured but on occasions may need to be silver coloured. Certain tooth movements require this.
  • Your orthodontic nurse will explain how you should care for your brace and we will also ask you to watch a short video on our website. This covers all aspects of brace care and maintenance.
  • During fixed brace treatment you must pay close attention to your dental hygiene. In addition to regular brushing every morning and at bedtime we also advise brushing after every meal. This will prevent any food lingering around your braces which can lead to gum issues and enamel damage. You can use interdental brushes to clean any awkward areas. Disclosing tablets will reveal where you might need to carry out some extra cleaning.
  • There are some foods which you should avoid eating whilst having brace treatment. You could dislodge or damage your brace if you bite down on hard or chewy foods, so try to cut up harder items or avoid altogether. Its also advisable to avoid sugary drinks & sticky sugary confectionery.
  • Treatment time depends on the complexity of your case. You will need to attend a number of appointments so to allow us to make adjustments to your brace which will move your teeth as planned.

Keep your smile straight

It is very important that you wear a retainer following any kind of treatment with braces to keep your newly aligned teeth in place and maintain your perfect smile. Your orthodontist will explain about removeable and fixed/bonded retainers.

  • "Before I had my braces on, my teeth were horrendous. Every part of the process is explained to you and they make you feel so comfortable at Colchester Orthodontics."
    Rachel - Patient

  • "My confidence levels have just shot up since I have had my braces off. It is just brilliant here. They have helped me so much."
    Sophie - Patient

  • "At Colchester Ortho it is such a close-knit group of people from the secretaries, to the nurses to the orthodontists themselves such as Mr Davies."
    Ben - Patient

  • "I have no hesitation in recommending Colchester Orthodontic Centre to you for an excellent, professional clinical treatment service"

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