Clear braces

Here at Finaghy Orthodontic Centre in Belfast we offer the Clarity™ Brand of Ceramic Brackets from 3M Unitek which offers the balance of aesthetics that many of our patients want with the functionality of standard fixed brace systems. Clarity brackets offer a range of affordable aesthetic solutions, without compromising on quality or performance, these are a great option for adults looking to get braces.

The brackets have a sculptured design to maximise comfort, an attractive, translucent appearance offering patients the self-confidence to undertake orthodontic treatment.

The brackets facilitate all aspects of orthodontic treatment including tooth alignment, tooth movement along the arch, space closure & ease of removal at the end of treatment. These brackets are a popular choice amongst many of our patients.
There are 3 types:

  1. Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets – no metal components
  2. Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Appliance System – metal insert in slot
  3. Clarity™ Metal-Reinforced Ceramic Brackets – metal clips to hold wire, avoid needs for elastic modules

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What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Orthodontists are fully qualified dentists who have completed a further period of training and examinations in order to specialise in orthodontics. A specialist orthodontist will have carried out at least 3 years of extra training in a hospital setting after attending dental school and passed an exam set by one of the Royal Colleges. Only those dentists who have completed this training and hold an MOrth or equivalent can register with the GDC as a specialist orthodontist.


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How often do I need to attend?

After the braces have been fitted they must be adjusted regularly and you will normally need to attend every 6-8 weeks. Missed appointments or appointments cancelled at short notice will cause treatment delays so it is important to attend regularly. We will do our best to accommodate you regarding appointment times although this is not always possible.


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Should I continue to attend my dentist during my orthodontic treatment?

Yes. It is essential to continue seeing your dentist during your orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will check the health of your teeth and gums and carry out any routine dental treatment required. Your dentist may contact our practice if any dental health issues become apparent during treatment.


Hidden braces

Lingual braces sit on the inside surface of your teeth. They're often called hidden braces, because their positioning means you can't see them from the outside.


Clear aligners

Invisible braces, sometimes known as clear aligners, are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for adult patients.

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