Modern braces do more than just straighten teeth in today’s dentistry. For instance, a popular alternative to traditional metal braces are clear braces. Clear braces are made of ceramic and match the surrounding tint of your teeth. As a result they offer a tooth-colored alternative to the metal mouth aspect of traditional metal braces.
The ceramic material is what gives clear braces their translucent quality. Many patients find clear braces aesthetically more pleasing than traditional metal braces. While wires are still utilized with clear braces, they can usually also be matched to the tooth color of the patient. In addition, clear braces offer our Los Angeles orthodontists a similar level of control as traditional metal braces in moving your teeth into their correct positions. Another nice perk of ceramic is that it does not stain.
Clear braces should not be confused with Invisalign, which uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are designed to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is a great option for the right candidates, but it does not treat severe alignment issues as well as braces. That is why clear braces are seen as a nice middle ground between the function of traditional metal braces and the discreetness of Invisalign. While clear braces are able to offer a more aesthetically pleasing solution than metal braces, they are also able to offer more strength than Invisalign.
Clear braces may be the right solution for you, so contact our expert in clear braces in Los Angeles to set up a consultation.