Are you in need of dental alignment but dread the thought of having to wear traditional metal braces?While effective, metallic braces can be downright unsightly and can easily strike a big blow to one’s smile and level of confidence. Not to mention the discomfort and inconvenience of brushing and flossing which is considerably more difficult with traditional braces. This is where clear braces actually comes in as a modern and viable alternative!
Now clear braces are exactly what it sounds like; braces made from clear plastic trays and brackets that are practically invisible to onlookers yet provide the same pressure to influence proper teeth alignment. No one has to know that you’re wearing braces (unless you tell them of course) as the archwires and elastic bands securing the clear brackets are also designed to match the natural colour of your teeth. Clear braces are also removable during meals which means they are a lot easier to keep clean. How awesome is that?
Clear braces versus the cost of orthodontic plates
Before you decide to get clear braces at home, one thing that may concern you is its cost. What is the price of getting so called invisible braces and how long do you need these braces for? It’s a good question especially when there are other notable alternatives in the market like orthodontic plates which are also removable and not that conspicuous.
So how much does an orthodontic retainer cost (orthodontic plates) and how does it compare with clear braces? Retainers generally cost an additional $500 to $1000 (plus the cost of braces). Even then clear braces tend to cost a lot more starting at $4500 to as much as $6000 to $9000 for a full treatment.
Difference between plates and clear braces
Despite the above-mentioned figures, most people would agree that the high cost of clear braces are well worth it.
Unlike orthodontic plates, clear braces are completely invisible at any angle and thus ideal for people that need dental alignment without necessarily having to ruin their smile. Clear braces also tend to be more comfortable and convenient to use as they are less bulky and hardly affects speech and function. Granted, dental treatment plans involving clear braces tend to take much longer to complete (up to 3 years depending on the degree of dental alignment required) as it’s not worn around the clock but the same thing can be said about orthodontic plates.
Looking to get started? Call Super Smile today on 1300 767 553 to arrange a consultation and learn everything that you need to know about getting clear teeth braces!