Advanced Orthodontics

Clear Braces

A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Gone are the days when having braces meant sporting highly visible metal brackets and wires. Now, patients have access to a variety of options, including braces made from clear or natural tooth-colored materials. These alternatives provide a more aesthetically pleasing and subtle option for those who want to straighten their teeth without drawing too much attention to their braces.

ABout Ceramic Braces

Our ceramic braces may be the perfect solution for you! These clear braces are designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural smile, thanks to their tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

While they’re not entirely invisible, our ceramic braces are significantly smaller than traditional metal braces, and much less noticeable. Although the brackets are about the same size and shape, they offer a more subtle and aesthetic option for those who want to straighten their teeth without drawing too much attention to their braces.

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What makes Ceramics different

Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you are an aesthetic-minded adult or teen. Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an esthetic treatment option but don’t want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time with clear aligner systems like Invisalign®. Even though most patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties. This gives braces an almost neon look. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.

Differences between Metal and clear brackets

When it comes to choosing between ceramic and metal braces, there are a few key differences to consider. While metal braces are known for their durability and strength, ceramic braces are made from a more fragile material that can be prone to chipping or cracking. This makes metal braces a better option for those who require more drastic corrections, as they can withstand more pressure and allow for larger adjustments.

However, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally effective in most cases. One common concern with ceramic braces is the possibility of staining, but this hasn’t been an issue for several years. While the adhesive used to attach the brackets and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain, this can be easily remedied by changing the elastics at every adjustment appointment. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene habits, you can still enjoy your favorite foods and drinks without worrying about staining.

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