Clear braces are an excellent option for patients who want a discreet orthodontic treatment. Clear braces function the same as traditional metal braces, except they use tooth-colored or clear brackets. Clear braces are more readily visible on teeth than metal braces, which may be a consideration when patients want to have their orthodontic treatment hidden.
At Las Vegas Braces, Clear braces are made of ceramic and are the same color as teeth, so they are not easily visible. Clear braces can stain more efficiently and require more maintenance than metal ones.
The Benefits of Clear Braces
Clear braces are nearly invisible when worn, which makes them a popular choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without metal brackets. Clear braces are removable, so you can take them out to brush and floss normally. They can also be removed when you eat, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your brackets.
Clear Brackets vs. Metal Braces
Clear braces are an excellent option for patients looking for a way to improve the look of their smile without wearing metal brackets and wires. They’re also perfect for patients who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of regular orthodontic visits. Clear braces are a set of clear aligners that patients wear instead of traditional braces. These aligners are removable so that patients can eat all their favorite foods. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and then patients move on to the next stage. Once patients have completed their treatment, they’ll have a straight, beautiful smile!
How Do I Care for Clear Braces?
Clear braces require the same care as metal braces. This means you must avoid certain foods that could damage the brackets. This includes hard and crunchy foods, like raw vegetables, hard candy, and popcorn. You should also avoid sugary foods, like soda, fruit punch, and juice.
You can still enjoy foods like pasta, mashed potatoes, and dried fruit. Since clear braces are more fragile than metal braces, you should avoid chewing on pens, ice, and your fingernails.
Clear brackets are an excellent choice for patients who want to minimize their treatment times by getting their braces off sooner. For the best orthodontic care, consult our expert orthodontist at Las Vegas Braces from any of our four clinics, or contact (702) 256-7846 for West clinic, (702) 835-7979 for North clinic, (702) 452-2267 for East clinic, or (702) 254-4335 for Las Vegas, NV, South clinic.