Clear Braces specialist, Dr Vandana Katyal is one of Sydney’s leading Specialist Orthodontist. Straightening teeth is her passion. With a myriad of clinical and research awards, she is a pioneer and breaking ground everyday.
Dr Katyal believes in delivering the highest quality results with the most proven and evidence-based appliances. When it comes to clear braces, she uses the customised Insignia® digital braces. Each bracket is made to deliver the precise tooth movement as prescribed by Dr Katyal in her treatment plan. Using such technology and precision, you will get results without much fuss.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials making them less visible on your teeth than metal braces. They are mainly used on older teens and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
Highly aesthetic, yet precise – there are two types of clear ceramic braces that Clean Clear & Correct Smiles uses.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of medical-grade stainless steel or nickel-free titanium alloy, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires. They tend to break less during treatment and are also less bulky.
In some cases and individuals metal braces are preferred for delivering results.
At CCC Smiles, we do not charge an additional fee for clear braces over metal braces. Our preferred type of Clear Braces or Metal Braces are the Insignia® system (self-ligating braces). These do not require the elastic o-rings around each brace to hold the wire in. Hence, they tend to attract less plaque and be more hygienic.
Recent studies show the Insignia® clear brace system to be hygienic, effective and efficient. It is also fully customised to your own personal requirements and tooth movements.
In some cases, example deep bite (overbite), we may recommend metal braces in the lower arch. This will help prevent enamel damage and bracket bonding failures during the orthodontic treatment.
The choice of whether you should go for Clear Braces or Invisalign® or Invisible braces often depends on the age of the patient, type of correction, duration of treatment and patient lifestyle-specific factors. Generally, if we need to move large amounts to close a gap, braces are the preferred method.
At CCC Smiles, we endeavour to provide you with a wealth of information to help you make the right choice for your smile design, your bite, your concerns and your lifestyle. Additionally, it does not cost any more to get Invisalign® over Clear Braces at CCC Smiles. We believe cost should not be a factor stopping you for choosing the right product for your smile design and needs.
Each system – Clear Braces or Invisalign® has its pros and cons. At your first consultation we will help you make the right choice for your needs.
Clear Braces at CCC Smiles are comparable in cost to Invisalign® examples provided in the section for Invisalign Cost. Click here to visit that page.