Having braces doesn't necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. Our office offers clear ceramic braces to provide patients with a cosmetic, less visible alternative to traditional braces.
What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?
Clear ceramic braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are translucent. They are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.
Clear aligners, however, are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are made from hard plastic and are designed to fit over your teeth like a mouthguard. See our Invisalign and Invisalign Teen pages for more information on clear aligners.
What are the advantages and disadvantages to clear braces?
As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear ceramic braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and Dr. DeCamps will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Advantages to clear braces:
- Appearance: Clear ceramic braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose clear ceramic braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.
Disadvantages to clear braces:
- Cost: Clear ceramic braces cost more than traditional metal braces. Our office offers convenient payment plans - be sure to ask about all of your financial options.
- Discoloration: The clear elastic ties used with clear ceramic braces may become slightly discolored when you drink tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke. Ask us about how you can keep your braces looking their best!
Are clear ceramic braces the right choice for me?
By talking to Dr. DeCamps, you can decide if clear ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. If you would like to learn more about clear ceramic braces or other options available to you, please contact our office and schedule an appointment today.