If you want to straighten your teeth or fix bite problems but are concerned about the appearance of your smile, clear braces are an excellent choice for you. They offer an appealing aesthetic alternative and are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
What are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are used to straighten teeth, as traditional metal braces do. The treatment procedure is also the same for both. The only difference between these two orthodontic appliances is that one is made of metals, such as stainless steel, and the other is made from ceramic or transparent dental-grade plastic. The brackets of clear braces are made of ceramic instead of metal and match your tooth color, making them barely visible.
Clear elastics and white archwire are used to make the braces hardly noticeable. The elastics and ceramic tooth-colored brackets may get slightly stained over time if you tend to consume a lot of colored foods. Nevertheless, the brackets are non-porous, and elastics can be exchanged with new ones at every orthodontic visit.
With Clear Braces, our dentist at Full Smile Orthodontics treats even the most challenging cases, including severe overbites, underbites, and even crossbites, producing excellent results. Clear braces are ideal for adults seeking an alternative to metal braces. However, teenagers can also get clear braces.
Benefits of Clear Braces
- Clear ceramic braces are very effective for getting your teeth straightened. The significant benefits of clear braces include:
- Clear braces are less painful on your gums and cheeks compared to metal braces.
- They are sturdy and highly resistant to damage and often last throughout the treatment in great shape.
- Either clear or tooth-colored brackets are used for clear braces to mimic your natural teeth, making them less noticeable from a distance.
- Clear braces are a cost-effective solution for fixing misaligned teeth compared to alternatives like clear aligners.
The first step to getting your teeth aligned is visiting Full Smile Orthodontics and consulting our dentist. Here, we will conduct a thorough oral exam, take a series of X-rays of your head and mouth, and an impression of your teeth to plan the best treatment options for you.
A bracket is applied to each tooth, and an elastic ligature is placed around each one of them. All the brackets are then connected with a tooth-colored wire. The cross wire is adjusted and tightened to gently pressure the brackets to move your teeth into the intended position gradually.
You can discuss various treatment options and get all your queries answered to know what you need to do and make an informed decision regarding your oral health needs by consulting with Dr. Adams.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Carlsbad, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Adams. Please call us at (760) 804-0080 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.