Clear Braces in The Woodlands, TX
Are you hesitant to wear braces because of the effect on your appearance? With clear braces, there’s no need for concern. Using specialized ceramic and tooth-colored materials, we can provide nearly invisible braces to straighten your smile. Woodlands Village Braces designs clear braces for adults and teens so they can stay confident in their smile during treatment. See how this cosmetic option has changed the way people feel about creating a balanced and happier smile.
What are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces for a straighter, more confident smile. They’re just as effective as metal braces for treating a variety of orthodontic issues, with the main differences being their materials and discrete appearance. The brackets, the small parts that are bonded to the teeth, of clear braces are made of ceramic instead of shiny metal. These are paired with tooth-colored wires for a discreet appearance while you straighten your teeth. Clear braces are excellent solutions for patients who need orthodontic care but are self-conscious about the appearance of traditional braces.
How Clear Braces are Put In Place
The process for applying clear braces is the same as traditional braces, simply with different materials. The clear ceramic brackets are first bonded onto the surfaces of each tooth using dental cement. Next, the tooth-colored archwire is attached across the brackets and held in place against the back molars. To finish the process, clear elastic bands are used to secure the wire firmly against the brackets to create gentle pressure against the teeth. In one to two hours, your invisible braces are set in place and immediately go to work creating a straighter smile.
Clear Braces vs Clear Aligners
Clear braces are notably different from clear aligners. Clear braces resemble traditional braces with brackets and an archwire, while clear aligners are molded plastic trays that snugly fit around teeth. Neither option is inherently better than the other. The best choice will be made to fit each patient’s alignment situations, budget, and preferences.
Compared to clear aligners like Invisalign®, clear braces have several advantages that might make them the preferred choice. Clear braces are a flexible solution that aren’t as limited as clear aligners. They can fix mild to severe misalignment problems without issues. They also have the added benefit of accountability for patients who are not diligent about wearing aligner trays for the required time to be effective. Regular check-ins with braces also ensures you’re receiving regular guidance to prevent potential problems from arising during your treatment.
Flash Your Bright Smile with Clear Braces
Clear braces for adults and teens strike a perfect balance between appearance and function. With nearly invisible and expertly placed orthodontics, you’ll achieve a healthier bite while minimally affecting your bright smile. With a background in general dentistry and deep understanding of orthodontics, Dr. Craig Pettey will ensure your teeth are comprehensively cared for from start to finish. To see if clear ceramic braces are right for you, book a consultation with us at Woodlands Village Braces. We look forward to helping you achieve a happier, straighter smile.