Clear braces

Clear braces are modeled on the traditional method of metal braces and use brackets, archwires and elastics to move your teeth into position. However, the difference between traditional metal braces and clear braces is that clear braces are made from a ceramic material. This ceramic material blends in with the colour of your teeth, making the braces incredibly discreet. 

How do clear braces work?

Clear braces are modeled on the traditional method of metal braces and use brackets, archwires and elastics to move your teeth into position. However, the difference between traditional metal braces and clear braces is that clear braces are made from a ceramic material. This ceramic material blends in with the color of your teeth, making them incredibly discreet. 

  • Clear braces
  • Clear braces
  • Clear braces
 

Benefits of clear braces

  • Made from clear materials they are less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
  • The brackets won't stain which means they will stay discreet throughout the duration of your treatment.
  • Based on the method used by traditional metal braces, clear braces get great results. 

While they are visually less prominent, clear braces do require more attention to oral hygiene as the ceramic brackets are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. 

Invisalign

Of course, another option for discreet orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. Find out more about these virtually invisible plastic aligners on our Invisalign page

Book your free consultation with us today at our orthodontic clinic in Salinas, CA, to find out how you could benefit from clear braces.