Having braces doesn't mean you have to walk around with a mouth full of metal. Many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except the brackets which are bonded to the surface of your teeth are clear. These brackets are made from a ceramic material which means they’re strong yet discreet, so are less noticeable but still effective.
Clear braces are different from Invisalign clear aligners. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard, whereas clear braces use the same system as traditional metal braces.
Advantages of clear braces
Are clear braces right for me?
By talking to your orthodontist, you can decide if clear or ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. Your orthodontist can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.
Ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Book a free consultation with us at Styrt Orthodontics today to find out if you could benefit from clear braces.
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