One of the biggest concerns for patients who need braces is how they will look with them on. The good news is that there are now numerous options for appliances that are not as visible as traditional braces. One such option are clear braces.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are very similar to traditional metal braces with two key differences. First, they are self-ligating, which means they do not require elastic ties. Second, they use brackets that are either clear or tooth colored, making them harder to see. This makes them sleeker and better suited to professional environments.
Why Would I Want Clear Braces?
Ultimately, the only reason to choose clear braces over other options is their lowered visibility. However, this is a major concern for many. As such, if you are concerned about the look of braces, clear braces are a great option.
What Do I Need to Know?
Clear braces are no less effective than other types of braces. If you opt for ceramic brackets, they are more delicate than metal options, which means they can break. As such, they can only be placed on the upper teeth in the front and are not suited to people who play contact sports. They can also stain more easily, so extra care is needed.
To find out if clear braces are a good option for you, schedule a consultation.
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