brand new invisalignBraces seem like the most conspicuous thing in the world. After all, what could be more obvious that a set of metal train tracks running across the teeth? The two things human beings notice about each other most when they first meet are the eyes and the smile. Not great for social interactions if the smile gives off a glinty metal sheen.

Which is why many a wonky-toothed person celebrated the coming of invisible braces in Luton. Braces that can’t be seen, can it be true? Well, yes, it can. In fact, there are many different types of discreet and hidden braces, all suitable for different types of conditions. Dental practices in the area such as Vogue Dental Care can advise patients as to which one is most suitable to correct their particular misalignment.

Let’s take a look at some of the available options:

Lingual braces

These braces truly are invisible as they are hidden on the back of the teeth. They are a traditional bracket and wire metal appliance, but because they are fitted to the underside of the teeth, they are hidden from view. They can treat the same kind of issues as their front-facing cousins and are particularly helpful for those that play woodwind or brass instruments, or for those who love contact sport, so any risk of damage to the braces is minimised.

Tooth-coloured braces

These are also bracket and wire braces with a difference. So, while they do fit to the front of the teeth, and are more discreet than invisible braces in Luton, they blend into the teeth rather than stand out from them and are difficult to spot at a glance. They tend to be used for adjustments to the front six teeth.

Clear aligners

No brackets and wires here, these invisible braces in Luton are clear, plastic trays, more like a thin mouth guard than a classic brace. Once in place over the teeth, they are transparent, and only likely to be spotted by a professional eye or a close personal friend. Used by many image-conscious adults and teens to correct mild to moderate misalignments of the teeth.