What are clear braces?
Clear braces offer patients a way to have orthodontic treatment without the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Many of the adult and older teen patients at our Lacey, WA dental office choose clear braces, such as Invisalign, to straighten their teeth.
Advantages of Clear Braces
With clear braces, you will receive a set of plastic aligners that will gently nudge your teeth into the proper position. Because the aligners are clear, most people won’t even realize you are wearing them. They can be removed for photographs or a special event, but patients must be consistent about wearing them for at least 22 hours each day if they are going to obtain the desired results.
Other advantages to clear braces include the lack of food restrictions and the ease with which patients can take care of their teeth. Patients must remove the aligners for eating, so they can enjoy all of their favorite foods without worrying about particles getting stuck in metal wires or brackets. Brushing and flossing are also easy.
The clear plastic aligners of Invisalign are also more comfortable than traditional braces, and there are no worries about a stray wire causing irritation on the inside of the mouth.
Contact our dental office to find out more about clear braces!