Straight teeth are one of the key factors to a bright smile. When you feel more confident about your teeth, you are more likely to flash a smile wherever you go. Luckily there are many options on the market that can help you achieve the smile you want. And one of the options growing in popularity is clear braces.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces, also sometimes referred to as ceramic braces, work in a way similar to metal braces. Though, instead of metal, they have brackets made with composite materials that are designed to blend in with the color of your teeth. They were work just as well as metal braces, and do not impact treatment time.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the most obvious benefits is their ability to blend in with your teeth, making them a lot less noticeable. This makes more patients, especially adults, proceed with the corrective processes they need to help improve their smile, without losing their confidence. They can be successfully used for any orthodontic case, ranging from mild to severe misalignment. By using them for treatment, in the end, you will enjoy better alignment of your teeth, which leads to a better smile and improved long-term dental health.
What Is the Cost?
Clear braces are close to the cost of metal braces, usually running about $400 more. The total cost of your treatment will depend on the severity of your dental issues and how long treatment will be required. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $6500.
Difference Between Clear Braces and Invisalign/Clear Aligners
The primary difference between clear braces and Invisalign is the process by which the teeth are straightened. Clear braces use brackets and wires to shift the teeth in a better position. Invisalign is a series of aligners that are placed in the mouth for a period of time. Each aligner is designed to gradually move your teeth a little more. Both options are discreet ways of straightening, but Invisalign can be removed, where clear braces will need to stay on for the duration of the treatment. Clear braces are also typically a less expensive option. In the end deciding between the two options can often come down personal lifestyle and preference.
Interested in learning more about how clear braces can help you achieve the smile you always wanted? Schedule an appointment with Smile Experience Orthodontics today to start your journey today.