Coloured Braces and Clear Braces: How to Decide

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Coloured Braces and Clear Braces: How to Decide

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If you need braces, then there is a wide selection available on the market, giving you the option to get the braces that suit your lifestyle and tastes. From fun coloured braces which let you personalize your orthodontic treatment, to clear braces which offer a near invisible solution, making the decision of what type of braces to get can be a difficult one to weigh up!

Coloured braces: how to choose

Coloured braces are popular with teenagers and younger kids, and allow you to really personalize your orthodontic treatment. Colours are added to braces via the elastics which are used to attach the wire of the brace to the brackets on the teeth, and a whole rainbow of colours is available to choose from.

A really fun option, coloured braces enable you to make a bold style statement. You can initially choose your favourite colours, or change them according to the season. During Christmas you might want to get green and red braces for example, or if you're supporting a hockey or baseball team you may want to get their colours during their playing season.

You might even want to get creative and have alternating rainbow colours or even the colours of your nationality! Whatever you have in mind, check with your Docbraces orthodontist first to make sure that the colours you want are available, or even ask us for suggestions of the most popular colour combinations.

One of the great things about choosing coloured braces is that you can change them every time you go and get your braces adjusted or tightened, so if you find that you're getting bored of your current style, you can easily change to something new or even choose clear if you’ve got an event coming up or just feel like trying something different.

Clear braces: the benefits

If coloured braces aren’t your thing, Docbraces has a range of clear options for you to choose from. Clear braces are usually favoured by adult patients, or those who don't want to draw attention to their orthodontic work. They are ideal if you're working in a professional position or if you simply feel that having clear braces would be best, and there are several different clear braces options on the market.

Damon Clear is perhaps the most popular and well-known brand of clear braces, and we offer two alternatives: Radiance and Empower, which both make use of clear brackets and less noticeable wires.

While not completely invisible, these option offers you a less obvious form of braces and are a preferable option to coloured or metal braces if you don't want to draw too much attention to your mouth. What's more, clear braces can in some cases be a cheaper alternative to invisible alternative methods: ideal if you're on a budget.

If you're weighing up the options when it comes to braces, then get in touch with us for a free consultation and we can help you decide whether coloured or clear braces are the right option for you.

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