We offer clear brackets as an alternative to traditional metal braces and invisible aligners. These braces combine tieless ceramic brackets with advanced archwire technology for a comfortable feel and fantastic results. The ceramic brackets are designed to blend in naturally with your smile and the archwire moves teeth more quickly and predictably than traditional wires.
What makes clear braces a great solution is that they combine the best features of invisible aligners and metal braces. If you want to straighten your teeth or adjust your bite, but you don’t like the appearance of standard metal braces, consider getting clear brackets instead.
Advantages of Clear Brackets
From afar, clear brackets are virtually invisible. They’re not actually clear, but instead made from tooth-colored ceramic material that makes them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Some of the advantages of clear brackets include:
- Clear braces can treat complex orthodontic cases that are not a good fit for treatment with invisible aligners.
- Some patients find it inconvenient or embarrassing to have to remove their aligners whenever they eat and appreciate clear braces instead.
- Clear brackets are always attached to your teeth, so they’re working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Invisible aligners only work when you’re wearing them. Patients who take them off often may have lengthened treatment times.
- Many young patients want a clear orthodontic treatment solution, but their parents worry about them losing their aligners or not complying with their treatment guidelines.
The clear brackets used at our office are smooth and low-profile. If you had clear braces in the past, you may be wary about your teen getting them because you remember the brackets becoming stained over time, but today’s ceramic brackets are stain-resistant to ensure that they remain “clear” for the duration of any orthodontic treatment.
During your initial consultation with us, we’ll go over your treatment goals, orthodontic needs, and lifestyle considerations and determine whether clear braces are right for you or your child.