Dental braces have been the go-to solution for treating malocclusion for many decades now. Braces are composed of metal wires and brackets that apply pressure on the teeth together. Although conventional metal braces have been the most widely used ones, the advancement in dentistry has allowed us to make dentures from tooth-colored or clear plastic material, which is a more aesthetically pleasing option.
What are the Advantages of Clear Braces?
- Clear braces are hardly visible due to the materials they are made from. Though they are not entirely invisible, they are not easily distinguishable from the teeth.
- Clear braces are just as effective as conventional braces in terms of treating a malocclusion.
- Clear braces are especially preferred by teenagers and young adults as they can smile confidently without being conscious of their facial appearance.
- Since the brackets are made from dental-grade ceramic or clear plastic, they go easier on the tissues of the mouth in terms of being compatible with them and avoiding oral infections.
What is the Procedure for Clear Braces?
The dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and determine the severity of the malocclusion. Based on the observations, we will draw out a suitable treatment plan to facilitate the movement of the teeth. The dentist will remove teeth on either side of the mouth to make space for teeth’ movement. The clear brackets will be bonded to the teeth using dental adhesives, and tooth-colored wires will be run through them. The dentist will loosen or tighten the wires to alter the pressure applied on the teeth. Based on the severity of malocclusion, the treatment may span between a few months to a couple of years.
Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation with our dentist, and we’ll guide you further. Please call us at (703) 595-4405 or reach us through online consultation.