Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are the exact same size and shape as traditional metal braces; however, they have clear or enamel colored brackets that blend in to the tooth. Clear braces also are available with tooth colored wires to decrease their appearance.
There are many benefits to choosing clear braces, rather than traditional metal braces. The overall benefit of clear braces is increased self-confidence. Due to their camouflaged appearance, clear braces often go unnoticed. Traditional braces are often avoided by people who are older or going through important life events (e.g., weddings, graduations, etc.). Clear braces allow individuals who are going through these events to take photographs and attend events with their braces not overshadowing their appearance. Another benefit of clear braces is their ability to straighten teeth. They have been shown to be just as effective as traditional braces in the straightening and realignment of teeth.
Clear braces are also extremely durable and hold up as well as traditional metal braces. Clear braces do not effect tooth enamel negatively. They are bonded to teeth with an agent that prevents demineralization of the tooth enamel, which prevents color change around the bracket during treatment. Clear braces are extremely easy to remove. Once treatment has been completed, the braces are removed easily and are less likely to leave demineralized enamel behind.
Another advantage of clear braces is the decreased treatment time. Typically, ceramic braces work faster than other clear alignment options, like Invisalign. Clear braces work faster because they stay on the teeth all of the time, while Invisalign is removed for meals and teeth cleaning. Many patients using Invisalign take them out and forget to put them back in, which leads to increased treatment time.
Clear ceramic Braces are typically more comfortable than metal braces. Clear braces are known as the most comfortable option when being treated for dental realignment. The size and shape of the bracket lead to decreased gum irritability. Finally, the newest clear ceramic braces do not stain easily like the old versions.
If you’re interested in clear braces, call our dentist in Chandler AZ today!