Do you want the benefits of having braces without the appearance impacting your lifestyle? You’re in luck! Having braces doesn’t necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets. In fact, 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.
Clear braces have the same concept and technique as metal braces. Instead of using metal brackets, however, we use ceramic brackets. Ceramic brackets are tooth colored and blend in with your teeth, which is how their name of ‘clear braces’ was coined. As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and we are happy to help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Be sure to mention your interest in clear braces to Dr Ammar and our treatment coordinator at your consultation. We would be more than happy to weigh the pros and cons with you for clear braces as well as the other options we have in our office to determine the right fit for you. We are confident we can help you choose the treatment plan that will deliver your dream smile while upholding your ideal lifestyle and budget.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces have the same function as that of metal traditional braces, but instead they are ceramic or tooth-colored, making them less noticeable in appearance.
What is the difference between clear braces and Invisalign?
For clear braces, you will need to wear it at all times, meaning you cannot remove it until your treatment plan ends. Meanwhile, an invisalign is detachable, giving you the freedom to remove it while you are eating or sleeping for as long as you are able to wear it for at least 22 hours.
What are retainers?
Retainers are dental tools that come in the form of metal and plastic pieces that are typically worn after you complete your braces treatment plan. These are meant to help maintain the alignment of your teeth moving forward.
Will I have a lisp?
As a first-time wearer, yes as your entire mouth will have to adjust with the clear braces. However, rest assured that it will resolve itself after a few days.
What if I lose my aligners?
You need to notify your orthodontist right away so they can promptly guide you on what to do. This is important so that your treatment plan will not be disrupted.