How do clear braces work?

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When you think of having braces, you generally picture an awkward teenager with a mouth full of metal. While this was the norm for braces for decades, modern advances in orthodontics have resulted in many new possibilities of how clear braces work.


Clear braces are one of the orthodontic advances. Clear braces guarantee straight teeth and a beautiful smile without using unsightly wire and bracket braces. The clear braces procedure can boost self-esteem and physical confidence by providing an appealing and hardly visible alternative to standard wire/bracket braces.


What are clear braces?


Clear braces are orthodontic appliances made to merge into your natural teeth color. These treat both adults and children who have orthodontic problems. Clear braces are preferable over metal braces, unsightly devices that can obstruct any grin.


Clear braces function similarly to metal braces while providing a far more appealing smile. Unlike metal braces, they are frequently composed of porcelain or ceramic materials. Ceramic braces are not entirely invisible, but because they are the same color as natural teeth, they blend in better. Orthodontists secure them to the teeth using dental cement.


Clear braces procedure


Clear braces look like traditional metal braces and work like those braces. When you go to an orthodontist for clear ceramic braces, they will put a bracket to each tooth and link it with wires. Many transparent braces systems connect the brackets using a metal wire. However, you may have the option of using a white archwire. This, together with your transparent brackets, will make your braces much less visible, especially from a distance.


Your orthodontist will move your teeth in various ways during regular orthodontic treatments to pull them into perfect alignment. This method, like traditional braces, is particularly helpful in addressing many forms of dental misalignment. Clear braces therapy typically takes 18 to 24 months.


Most people who wear braces grow used to them fast and are not bothered by them in the long run. When you initially acquire clear braces, you may experience discomfort, especially when your orthodontist adjusts them. You may also get mouth sores when your cheeks and gums adapt to your new braces, but you may minimize abrasion using orthodontic wax.


Cost of clear braces procedure


Clear braces cost the same or more than standard orthodontic braces. The cost of the whole procedure depends on factors like the kind and duration of treatment, the dental professional, the location, your dental insurance, and any additional therapeutic work required before or during treatment.




Clear braces often take longer to complete than metal braces, but for many patients, the visual benefits outweigh the time commitment. If you can't decide on teeth-straightening therapy, speaking with a professional orthodontist can help you make a secure, well-informed decision.


Contact your Pinole dentist, Dr. Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD at Abar Orthodontics to learn more about clear braces.




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