Many people often want braces to achieve the best results for straightening teeth. However, the biggest concern for most people is the stigma attached to wearing braces. Luckily, there are now options of “barely there” braces for those who want a discreet option of straightening teeth.
Traditional braces are notorious for being way too noticeable leading to the unsightly metal mouth look. So to combat the unattractive traditional braces there are now discreet braces which can cater to those who want straight teeth but don't want the metal mouth look.
Here are the top 3 undercover braces:
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces instead they have clear of ceramic brackets which makes them less noticeable. But the wires are still noticeable so in terms of discreetness if you’re looking for the “barely there” look then ceramic braces are still visible. The costs of ceramic braces are approximately between 20,000 Yuan to 30,000 Yuan.
Invisalign are clear aligners made of flexible plastic which is a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. The clear aligners will gradually shift the teeth and being almost invisible unless someone get very close, it has become one of the most popular options. Prices for Invisaglin range between 30,000 Yuan to 40,000 Yuan.
Lingual orthodontic treatment is where braces are fitted behind the teeth (by the tongue and palate) which makes it discreet for patients who don’t want braces on show. In comparison with the two previous options, lingual braces are actually the most discreet as they are fitted behind the teeth. Lingual braces are the most expensive with prices starting at 60,000 Yuan to 70,000 Yuan.
Discreet braces come with a bigger price tag than traditional braces. For more information about which option is better for you it’s best to book an appointment with an orthodontist who can give you professional advice and help you budget which means you know what to expect.