Invisible Braces

Whether they call them invisible braces or clear braces, many patients who contact the practice want a fast, effective but inconspicuous way to straighten their teeth and provide an all-round orthodontic solution.

This is what our patient Rebecca wanted. She had Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces and in this video (click to play) you can see Dr Murphy checking on her braces and changing the rubber bands which helped to correct the alignment of her teeth.

Am I too old for braces?

Many patients feel they missed the boat when it came to childhood braces. Sometimes they weren't given the option of orthodontics when they were young. Occasionally they started with braces but didn't keep going with their treatment.

Now they have misaligned teeth or perhaps a gap in their smile and they wonder if they can still get braces now they are adults.

The answer is almost always yes. We have many adult patients receiving orthodontic treatment in our Glasgow practice and braces can be suitable for patients well into middle age.

Age really isn't a problem though it helps if the teeth are in good condition and healthy.

What do we mean by invisible braces?

This is really a shorthand for a very discrete form of short term orthodontics where perhaps we put the braces behind the teeth or use clear plastic aligners so that they are only noticeable if examined closely.

We have considerable experience in invisible braces, fitting Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner and other well-known orthodontic treatments and we will help you choose exactly the right kind of braces for your teeth and stage of life.

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Types of Dental Braces

Six Month Smiles

Great value braces system using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires for a short but effective treatment.

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Inman Aligner

Efficient system for gently guiding protruding or overcrowded teeth into place.

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Invisalign

The world’s first clear aligners changed the way dentists straightened their patients' teeth.

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Remember, your initial consultation is free. There is nothing to lose in coming to the surgery to discuss your requirements and everything to be gained. Not only are all our staff qualified to help you. Some have had orthodontic treatment themselves and will be able to pass on their experiences.

Invisible braces are part of the Cosmetic Dentistry Portfolio at Crystal Dental Glasgow.

Video Transcript

It has been eight weeks since Dr Murphy fitted Rebecca’s dental braces. Now it’s time for her to come to the surgery for a check up. Rebecca has been delighted with the treatment so far - particularly as her braces are barely noticeable. On the night of her original appointment Rebecca met several friends in a restaurant. Not one of them noticed she was wearing braces.

She would not have considered metal braces but liked the idea of invisible braces and Dr Murphy decided that in her case Six Month Smiles was the best option. Because the braces aren't removable they are working 24 hours per day.

Dr Murphy checks her progress and carefully prizes off the old elastic bands to replace them with new clear bands. This increases the tension on the braces and speeds up the straightening process.

Dr Murphy is pleased with Rebecca’s progress so far and is sure the treatment will be finished within five months. Rebecca is understandably delighted with her new smile.