Ceramic braces, also called clear braces, can be a beneficial treatment option for teens and adults that are interested in a more esthetic and less noticeable orthodontic option. Our ceramic brackets are crystal clear and virtually disappear regardless of your individual tooth shade. Ceramic braces straighten teeth in the same method as traditional metal braces, with the primary difference being that they are less noticeable.
Clear braces are often the better choice than a clear aligner alternative like Invisalign™. Aligners also have the ability to move teeth but can only treat specific, less severe cases. As a removable appliance, Invisalign™ aligners are also prone to being misplaced or lost. Clear braces are like traditional braces in that they are bonded to the teeth and connect with wires which can be adjusted as needed to acquire the desired result. This allows them to align the teeth faster than aligners can.
These types of braces used to be made of plastic but it was found that, because plastic is a porous material, they stained rather easy. The revolutionary decision to change the material of the brackets to ceramic composite solved that problem, resulting in a more esthetically-pleasing option that doesn’t stain.
The most recognizable benefit of clear braces is the fact that they are not noticeable. Many teens and adults are reluctant to get braces because they are fearful of their appearance with the appliance. Clear braces are unnoticeable to those around which will allow you to receive orthodontic care and will not make you self-conscience about your appearance. This will allow you to have more self-confidence while you fix the alignment of your teeth.
Apart from the obvious advantage of being less noticeable, there are additional benefits to using clear braces. Some patients have reported that these types of braces are less painful than the more traditional braces as they don’t irritate the gums as much. While they are more fragile than traditional metal braces, the ceramic composite material they are made of are also very strong so the brackets will not break or chip unless they are badly abused.