Clear Braces

Clear Braces in Ottawa, Ontario

What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners (Invisalign)?

Many modern braces are made from clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. Having braces doesn’t necessarily require metal brackets and wires.

Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except they are clear! Clear braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.

Clear aligners (Invisalign and Spark) are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of plastic designed to fit precisely into your mouth like a night guard or bleaching tray. They are custom made to fit your teeth and can be removed when eating and cleaning your teeth. They are a fantastic alternative to braces that will help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having!.

Advantages to clear braces

Appearance
Clear braces and clear aligners are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear braces offer an esthetic alternative for patients who seek options other than traditional metal braces.

Confidence
Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.

Disadvantages to clear braces

Cost
Ceramic and clear braces may cost slightly more than traditional metal braces. Dr. Tan offers convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. Be sure to talk to us about all your financial options.

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Discoloration
Occasionally, the clear braces may become slightly discolored when you drink a lot of tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke. Ask Dr. Tan about how you can keep your braces looking their best.

Treatment Time
Orthodontic treatment with clear may take slightly longer than with traditional metal braces. If you don’t mind investing a little more time in your smile, then talk to our office to find out how long your treatment time will be with clear or ceramic braces.

Are clear or ceramic braces the right choice for my smile and me?

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces, and Dr. Tan will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.

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