Having braces doesn’t necessarily require highly visible metal brackets and wires. At Premiere Orthodontics in Orlando, FL, we provide clear braces for adults and children as a stylish, subtle alternative to metal braces!
We use clear or tooth-colored customized materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. If you want to see whether clear customized braces would be a good treatment for you, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Jason Battle at Premiere Orthodontics in Waterford Lakes or Dr. Phillips today!
What’s the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear! Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.
Clear aligners like Invisalign® are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard. They are great for patients who require minor orthodontic treatment.
What are the advantages and disadvantages to clear braces?
As with any orthodontic treatment, it’s wise to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and Dr. Battle will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Advantages to clear braces
- Appearance: Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smile rather than their braces.
Disadvantages to clear braces
- Discoloration: The clear elastic ties used with clear and ceramic 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.
- Treatment Time: Orthodontic treatment with clear or ceramic braces may take longer than with traditional metal braces. If you don’t mind investing a little more time in your smile, then talk to Dr. Battle to find out how long your treatment time will last with clear or ceramic braces.
Are clear or ceramic braces the right choice for my smile and me?
By talking to Dr. Battle, you can decide if clear or ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. He can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment.
If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all the options available to you, please contact our office and schedule an appointment today.