If your parents had braces, you may have seen pictures of them with their mouths full of metal. Today, braces are much less noticeable. Metal braces are still used, but you also have the option of clear braces or braces that are the same color as your teeth. There are even braces that go behind your teeth where no one can see them.

Dr Mehta and his team of specialists will help you work out which option is best for you.

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Metal Braces

Mehta Orthodontics uses state of the art equipment and bracket systems which can provide faster results with fewer appointments and less treatment time. Our nickel titanium alloy orthodontic wires ensure rapid alignment and skilled manual fine tuning to ensure you will receive top quality results in a minimum of time.

These metal braces require a rubber ring to hold the orthodontic wire in place. Those rubber rings can be any colour you wish.

Clear Braces

Clear or ceramic braces are a treatment option for teenagers. They are tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend with your teeth.

Ceramic braces provide the full control and treatment speed of metal braces, with the added benefit of being less visible.

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Invisalign Teen®/Clear Aligners

Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those who haven’t got all of their adult teeth erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers.

Invisalign Teen is a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that provide a teeth-straightening alternative to more traditional metal braces. The Invisalign Teen aligners are made with the same Invisalign technology used for Invisalign aligners, moving teeth gradually without the need for metal or wires. Because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, there are a few special features.

Invisalign Teen is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and Dr Mehta is a certified Specialist with Invisalign. Dr Mehta will help you to work out if this is a suitable option for you.

Invisible/Lingual Braces

If you would like to have braces that are invisible and not seen by other people we can place them on the inside of your teeth. These are lingual or invisible braces. They are individually made for your teeth and even your closest friends will not know you are having orthodontic treatment.

They are more expensive than conventional braces and may not be suitable for some patients but definitely worth exploring if the visibility of conventional braces is an issue for you.

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