Braces are simply the most definitive treatment available today for straightening teeth and correcting a wide range of orthodontic difficulties, and this has been true for decades. They have, however, always had one major drawback: they are exceedingly visible. People can tell when you have braces on. While this may be fine for youngsters, it is a significant issue for adults. While they understand the importance of correcting their teeth, many cannot envision going about their daily lives with metal braces. They are frequently concerned that they may be perceived as too youthful or immature.
Our office is dedicated to delivering the highest level of orthodontic care while helping you unlock the smile you have always hoped for. Our office proudly offers trusted orthodontic products from 3M, created with your comfort and treatment goals in mind. 3M offers aesthetic excellence with trusted performance. Ask us how our team can help you unlock the power of a fantastic smile with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. These braces work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. This helps prevent staining.
- Barely Visible – Gone are the days of metal mouth.
- For All Ages – You can choose at each appointment whether you prefer a natural, clear look or add colors to express yourself.
What are Clear Ceramic Braces?
Clear ceramic braces work the same way as traditional braces do: brackets are attached to the teeth, a wire connects them, and a gentle force is provided to gradually align the teeth. This is the fundamental idea behind all orthodontic treatments. The wires are held by little elastic ties linked to each bracket and fastened by rings inserted around the back teeth. The wire will be slightly tightened each month to reposition the teeth, and therapy will take between 18 and 30 months, depending on the patient’s specific situation.
The brackets in this treatment are constructed of a clear, ceramic substance far less visible than standard metal brackets. Wires and elastics are frequently made of a clear or tooth-colored material. The ultimate result is a considerably less apparent treatment that blends in with the natural color of the teeth.
You truly get the best of both worlds with clear/ceramic braces. You receive metal braces’ dependability and versatility without cosmetic drawbacks. You’ll be able to smile confidently throughout your treatment because no one will notice. You can then go to work and spend time with your loved ones without worrying about your grin. In the end, the only thing that people will notice is your stunning results.
Customize Your Smile
Ceramic braces work just as well as metal braces, but they allow you to customize your smile. If you choose colors, they really pop! No dull, dark metal to distort your colors. If you have a family photo or wedding, you can select clear ties, for a more natural look. The choice is yours! You can change your colors at each appointment.
- These ultra-small translucent brackets are made of an innovative ceramic material that gives an attractive appearance.
- Remarkably strong, this small bracket also minimizes soft tissue contact and showcases an attractive look that can turn the most self-conscious patient into someone beaming with pride.
- They are designed to blend with one’s natural tooth color, and they will resist staining and discoloration throughout the patient’s treatment.
The clear ceramic brackets employed are smaller and shallower than those commonly utilized in the past, making them far less noticeable. This can also make them brittler than metal braces, so patients should avoid sticky or hard foods that could damage them.
In addition, like with traditional braces, a patient’s brushing and flossing practices will need to be more vigilant, as the brackets and wires can easily trap food particles that can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Clear brackets and wires might become discolored when exposed to meals or drinks containing black pigments (such as coffee or wine). Fortunately, all of this may be avoided with regular dental care.