Clear braces vs. metal: What’s the difference?
Clear braces are made from a clear ceramic material that is virtually invisible when worn. Metal braces are made from metal wires and brackets that are attached to the teeth. Clear braces are just as effective as traditional braces at straightening teeth, and they do not require more care and maintenance than traditional braces.
Clear braces are less visible than metal braces, which makes them a popular choice for kids and adults who are self-conscious about their appearance. Metal braces are more visible and can be uncomfortable for some kids.
What are the benefits of clear braces?
Clear braces are less visible than metal braces, which makes them a popular choice for kids who are self-conscious about their appearance.
Clear braces require slightly more care and maintenance than traditional braces, but they are just as effective at straightening teeth.
If you are considering clear braces for your child, our team at Pearl Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can help you make the best decision for your child's smile. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!
What happens before I get my clear braces?
We will take X-rays of your mouth to help us determine the best course of treatment. Once we have all the necessary information, we will develop a treatment plan specifically for you. If you are considering clear braces for your child, give us a call today to schedule a consultation! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about clear braces or any other orthodontic treatment options.
How are clear braces placed?
Clear braces are placed on the teeth just like traditional metal braces. First, our team at Pearl Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics will clean your teeth and take X-rays of your mouth. Then, we will place the clear braces on your teeth and attach them with a bonding material. Once the clear braces are in place, we will make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are fitting properly.
How long will I have to wear clear braces?
The length of time you will need to wear clear braces depends on the severity of your orthodontic condition. In most cases, patients will need to wear clear braces for 12-24 months. Our team at Pearl Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics will develop a treatment plan specifically for you and let you know how long you can expect to wear clear braces.
What are the side effects of clear braces?
Clear braces are generally safe and effective. However, as with any type of medical treatment, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with clear braces. The most common side effect is soreness or discomfort in the mouth. This is usually temporary and will go away after a few days.
If you are considering clear braces, then please call us today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, our experienced orthodontist will examine your teeth and bite and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!