If you have ever considered braces but are perhaps not keen on the aesthetic they bring, then clear braces are for you. Clear braces give you the same high quality realignment of a regular metal brace, but have a seamless look which many people are more comfortable with. Clear braces are some of the more recent innovations by orthodontists to make the braces experience more palatable for anyone, not just teenagers. Clear braces are perfect for a person of any age looking to enhance their smile and feel their confidence shine through!
What Types of Clear Braces Are There?
There are two main types of clear braces, which are suitable for almost any kind of realignment needed. In the following descriptions, we will take you through the types of clear braces available here at Polished Dental Studio, and who exactly can wear them!
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are just like regular metal braces, but they are made from a ceramic material which looks more natural in your mouth. These clear braces are adhered to the tooth like metal braces, and work in exactly the same way. The only difference is the material they are made from and the way they look. These clear braces can be worn by anyone needing minor or major realignment. To wear ceramic braces, you will need to take extra good care of your teeth; ceramic is slightly more fragile than metal, meaning your cleaning routine has to be second to none!
If you only need minor realignment, clear aligners are the newest most popular option. Clear aligners are not like regular braces; they are not fixed to your teeth, but instead are like mouth guards which you remove for eating, drinking and teeth brushing. These braces are not suitable for people who need major realignments due to the fact you must be able to take them in and out easily. Every few weeks, as your teeth move, you will be given a new aligner which fits your straighter teeth – and so on.
How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?
Clear braces are the more advanced version of metal braces, but they are not much more expensive. Clear braces can range in cost quite widely depending on the level of realignment you need, and the type of clear braces you opt for! Your insurance plan may partially cover your clear braces too. Ask your provider for more details.
How Do I Get Clear Braces?
If you are thinking of getting an orthodontic consultation, ask your orthodontist here at Polished Dental Studio about clear brace options. You can get a free consultation with us, at which your orthodontist will examine your teeth closely and potentially even take some imaging of your teeth. They will then determine what kind of treatments your teeth need, and which kind of braces will suit this treatment best.
Contact us today to get started with your clear braces journey!