Clear Brackets

Dental Associates offers several clear brackets options that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces but will still straighten your teeth.

Clear brackets  they have transparent brackets made of porcelain or saphire which are less evident in teeth than the convencional brackets. 

Ceramic braces: Ceramic braces are made of composite materials. They come in varying levels of transparency so you can have ceramic braces that mimic the color of your natural teeth.

Lingual braces are a type of traditional bracesLingual braces: Lingual braces are metal braces, so although they’re not invisible, they attach to the back of your teeth versus the front and are much less noticeable. Please note: Not every Dental Associates location offers lingual braces. If you’re interested in lingual braces, please contact your local clinic before requesting a consultation to assure they provide this treatment option.

Invisalign: Invisible braces, more commonly referred to as Invisalign clear aligners, are a set of clear, removable trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. You wear them for 20-22 hours a day and change your set as your teeth shift. Your orthodontist will evaluate your specific case to see if Invisalign is right for you. Some, but not all, bite discrepancies can be treated with Invisalign. Learn more about Invisalign clear braces.

Your Dental Associates orthodontist will discuss whether traditional braces or clear braces work best for you. Though clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces, clear braces material is a bit more fragile. Because of this, your orthodontist may make more gradual adjustments and you may need to wear them longer. Clear braces require meticulous oral hygiene to remove any stains that may accumulate from coffee, tea, dark wines, or smoking. They can also cost a bit more than traditional metal braces.



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