Having braces does not necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets. In fact, many of today’s braces are made from tooth-colored materials which provide an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.
What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except they are clear! Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.
Clear aligners are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are removable pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard. They are great for patients requiring minor orthodontic treatment.
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. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces, and Drs. Fasy and Brown will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Advantages to clear braces
- Appearance: Clear braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear braces offer an aesthetic alternative.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose clear 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 braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. We offer convenient payment plans to help control the cost of treatment. Be sure to talk to our office about your financial options.
- Discoloration: The clear elastic ties used with clear 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 braces the right choice for my smile?
By talking to Drs. Fasy and Brown, you can decide if clear braces are the right treatment for you. Drs. Fasy and Brown can provide information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces and all the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.