An alternative to traditional unsightly metal braces is here! Ceramic brackets (clear braces) offer the speed, efficiency, and functionality of a metal bracket without the obvious appearance. With clear braces, you can smile confidently throughout treatment. At Smith & Weeks Orthodontic Specialists we use clear brackets manufactured in the U.S.A. by American Orthodontics.
These clear braces, as well as any braces utilized at the office are self-ligating, meaning they no longer require the use of small rubber bands to connect the wire to the brackets. Self Ligating brackets offer a more hygienic, efficient, and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.
Clear Braces Benefits
Clear braces often encompass both translucent and ceramic braces. Translucent braces are typically made of a plastic alloy, and ceramic varieties are tinted to match the color of your teeth. These types of braces function very similarly to traditional metal braces, but they are designed specifically to be less visible in your mouth.
Benefits of clear braces include:
- Translucent or ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces
- Brackets are designed to be stain-resistant
- Some types of clear braces utilize self-ligation, a technique which requires no elastic or metal ties to keep wires in place and can position the teeth with less pressure