Here at Cadena Dentistry, we want our patients to have a choice in orthodontic care, which is why we offer clear braces. As opposed to traditional braces that have shiny metal brackets and wires, clear braces are made using ceramic brackets, and are virtually translucent. They sit on each tooth just like with regular braces, but are far less conspicuous. Most people don’t know a patient is wearing braces until they are up close. The wires between the brackets are still necessary, but not as noticeable.
Patients receive the following benefits by choosing clear braces:
- The ceramic brackets are designed to not stain the teeth.
- They are mostly invisible and less conspicuous to others
- Patients wearing clear braces have more confidence with orthodontic treatment
- Adults have the advantage of not being embarrassed by having braces
Clear braces are used more often on upper teeth than lower teeth since they are slightly larger than metal brackets used in traditional braces. They are ideal for patients with gaps or alignment issues mostly on their upper set of teeth.
Visit Dr. Louis Cadena in Del Rio, TX to learn more about clear braces.