A battle of clear orthodontic options

Clear Braces

Clear braces have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces for people looking to improve their teeth’ alignment. Not only do they offer many of the same benefits as metal braces, but they also provide a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing experience, making them an excellent choice for teens and adults looking to improve the appearance of their teeth without metal wires and brackets.

1. Comfort: 

Clear braces are smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

2. Improved Appearance: 

One of the main advantages of clear braces is that they’re much less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. — most people won’t even realize you have them on unless you tell them. This makes them an excellent option for adults who want to improve their smile without worrying about the aesthetics of metal braces.

3. Setup Time: 

Placing and removing ceramic braces requires a more sensitive technique and often takes a bit more time when compared to traditional braces.

4. Cost: 

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.

Difference Between Invisalign and Clear Braces

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners. This treatment employs a revolutionary technology known as the SmartTrackTM system; it consists of a series of custom-fabricated aligners that fit each person’s mouth. Each aligner is made of explicit, thermoplastic material, making them nearly invisible to the outside world. This is just one of the primary advantages of Invisalign. 

Another advantage of Invisalign is the increased comfort and convenience offered by this treatment. The thermoplastic aligners are designed to be comfortable, and they can be easily removed when necessary. This ensures that people can brush and floss without issue, which is an improvement over the limitations caused by braces (both clear and traditional). On the other hand, traditional clear braces consist of metal brackets and wires, which can be uncomfortable, difficult to clean, and an obstacle during mealtime.

In addition to being more cosmetically appealing and convenient than traditional braces, Invisalign can be faster than other orthodontic treatments. Invisalign typically requires fewer office visits and shorter treatment times, meaning patients can sometimes get their ideal smile faster than other orthodontic treatments. On average, people who receive Invisalign treatment can expect to see their results within 6 months to 1 year, while traditional clear braces may take up to 2 years. Of course, your treatment time will depend on your specific case. Schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about your options.

Both clear braces and Invisalign offer a unique set of advantages that make them an excellent option for people who want to improve the alignment of their teeth without the discomfort and stigma of metal braces. The comfort, improved appearance, faster results, easier cleaning, shorter setup time, and cost-effectiveness of both of these clear orthodontic options make them an attractive alternative to traditional braces. For more information contact us today.