Having braces doesn’t necessarily entail highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. In fact, many of today’s braces are made from either clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.
What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that they are clear! They are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces yet provide patients with an equally effective treatment.
Clear aligners are different from clear braces. They consist of pieces of hard plastic designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard. Clear aligners are great for patients who require minor orthodontic treatment.
What are the advantages of clear braces?
As with any orthodontic treatment, it is crucial to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces, and Dr. Groves will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Advantages to clear braces:
- Appearance: Clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They offer an aesthetic alternative for patients who seek options other than traditional metal braces.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smile rather than their braces.
Do clear braces cost more?
No, not at Groves Orthodontics! Dr. Groves wants his patients to have choices that are not driven by cost. We want your orthodontic experience to be exceptional, with every patient having aesthetic options free from added expenses.
Are clear or ceramic braces the right choice for my smile and me?
By talking to Dr. Groves, you can decide whether clear braces are the right treatment for you. Dr. Groves can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces and all the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.